Al-Farabi

Al-Farabi - Arab World Seminar Professor Daoud 9 September...

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Arab World Seminar Professor Daoud 9 September 2009 Al-Farabi: Philosopher, Scholar The Arabian philosopher Al-Farabi - who lacks an accurately detailed biography - was born in the year 870 A.D. Some consider him to be one of the “greatest of Islamic philosophers of all time”. His works range from medicine to science, to cosmology, to math, music and psychology. While having quite an impressive resume, Al-Farabi’s most important work seems to come in the fields of sociology, philosophy and logic. He was also reported to have been a master of many languages. Al-Farabi took great interest in Aristotle’s work along with the works of other great western philosophers, such as Ptolemy. Very little is actually known about Al-Farabi’s personal background. It is known – however - that he was born in the region of Turkistan, a place to which his Persian ancestors migrated. Interestingly enough Al-Farabi was the son of a prominent general. When he was old enough, he went to Baghdad for higher education; where he studied and
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course ANT 952 taught by Professor Daoud during the Fall '09 term at Adelphi.

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