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al-Farabi’s Philosophy of Society and Religion

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[Revised entry by Nadja Germann on January 20, 2021. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] While al-Farabi does not have a specific term for 'philosophy of religion', he does in fact have one which can more or less literally be translated as 'philosophy of society', namely, falsafa madaniyya.[1] Notably, this notion embraces two chief moments. First, in line with Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, it comprises an intrinsically anthropological and ethical element; accordingly,...

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