Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle

Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle

Translated by Muhsin Mahdi
This long-awaited reissue of the 1969 Cornell edition of Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle contains Muhsin Mahdi's substantial original introduction and a new foreword by Charles E. Butterworth and Thomas L. Pangle. The three parts of the book, "Attainment of Happiness," "Philosophy of Plato," and "Philosophy of Aristotle," provide a philosophical foundation for Alfarabi's political works.


The Political Writings
"Political Regime" and "Summary of Plato's Laws"
In this second volume of new translations of Alfarabi's political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of the Arabic philosopher’s political and legal thinking.

The Political Writings
"Selected Aphorisms" and Other Texts
This volume presents four of Alfarabi's most important texts, making his political thought available to classicists, medievalists, and scholars of religion and Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies.

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Taming Democracy
Models of Political Rhetoric in Classical Athens
Harvey Yunis


Agora Editions


Interdisciplinary Studies : Classics
History : History / Africa and the Middle East
Philosophy : Philosophy / General

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