Metaphysics as Rhetoric: Alfarabi's Summary of Plato's "Laws"

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SUNY Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 195 pages
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Parens argues that Alfarabi, the tenth-century Muslim philosopher, demonstrated that Plato is not the originator of Western metaphysics, and that what appears to be Plato's metaphysics was intended as a rhetorical defense of his politics.

  

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Was Plato a Metaphysician? , September 24, 2004 Metaphysics as Rhetoric is a study of Alfarabi's `Summary of Plato's Laws'. To the best of my knowledge this has never been fully translated into ... Read full review

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Joshua Parens is Bradley Fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Government Department at Georgetown University.

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