Alfarabi, The Political Writings

main points of alfarabi

what are some of the main political points that alfarabi is known for?

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according to his backround it states the following:"Al-Farabi represents a turning-point in the history of Islamic philosophical thought,

since he was the true first founder of epistemology which relies upon ‘universal reason’ The intellectual, political and social circumstances prevailing in

his day no doubt explains his approach.His concern was to restore unity to Islamic thought by confirming the gnoseology based on demonstration.

He established logic within Islamic culture, and this is why he is known as the ‘Second Teacher’. He was also engaged in restoring unity in politics, making

political science the core of his philosophy, basing himself on the system of rules which governs nature and on thekoran which emphasized the relationship between gnoseology and values