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Primary Literature in English Translation

  • Al-Fārābī, Attainment [of Happiness], in Alfarabi, 1962, Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle, trans. with an intro. by M. Mahdi, Glencoe, IL: Free Press, pp. 13–50 (revised ed. with a foreword by C.E. Butterworth and T.L. Pangle, Ithaca and New York: Cornell University Press, 2001, pp. 13–50; quotations in this entry are based on this revised edition). (Scholar)
  • –––, Book of Religion, in Alfarabi 2001: 93–113.
  • –––, Enumeration [of the Sciences], Chapter Five (on philosophy of society, jurisprudence, and theology), in Alfarabi 2001: 76–92.
  • –––, Perfect State, in Alfarabi, 1985, On the Perfect State (Mabādiʾa ārāʾ ahl al-madīnat al-fāḍilah), revised text with intro., trans., and comm. by R. Walzer, Oxford: Clarendon Press (reprint 1998; quotations in this entry are based on this reprint). (Scholar)
  • –––, Political Regime, in Alfarabi, 2015, The Political Writings: “Political Regime” and “Summary of Plato’s Laws”, trans. and annot. by C.E. Butterworth, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, pp. 27–94. (Scholar)
  • –––, Selected Aphorisms, in Alfarabi 2001: 11–67.
  • –––, Commentary, in Al-Fārābī, 1981, Al-Farabi’s Commentary and Short Treatise on Aristotle’s “De Interpretatione”, trans. with an intr. and notes by F.W. Zimmermann, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press (reprinted with corrections 1991, pp. 1–219; references in this entry are to this reprint). (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, The Political Writings: “Selected Aphorisms” and Other Texts, trans. and annot. by C.E. Butterworth, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press. (Scholar)

Secondary Literature in Western Languages

  • Adams, F., 1844–1847, The Seven Books of Paulus Aegineta, 3 vols., London: Sydenham Society. (Scholar)
  • Afsaruddin, A. (ed.), 2011, Islam, the State, and Political Authority: Medieval Issues and Modern Concerns, New York, NY: Palgrave McMillan. (Scholar)
  • Baffioni, C., 2002, “Al-Madīnah al-Fāḍilah, in al-Fārābī and in the Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ: A Comparison”, in Studies in Arabic and Islam: Proceedings of the 19th Congress, Halle 1998, S. Leder (ed.), Leuven et al.: Peeters, pp. 3–12. (Scholar)
  • Black, D.L., 1990, Logic and Aristotle’s “Rhetoric” and “Poetics” in Medieval Arabic Philosophy, Leiden and Boston: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Burrell, D., 2013, “From al-Fārābī to Mulla Ṣadrā: The Two Phases of Islamic Philosophical Theology”, in Philosophy and the Abrahamic Religions: Scriptural Hermeneutics and Epistemology, T. Kirby, R. Acar, and B. Bas (eds.), Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 279–295. (Scholar)
  • Butterworth, C.E., 1991, “Al-Farabi’s Statecraft: War and the Well-Ordered Regime”, in Cross, Crescent and Sword: The Justification and Limitation of War in Western and Islamic Tradition, J.T. Johnson and J. Kelsay (eds.), New York, NY: Greenwood Press, pp. 79–100. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “What Might We Learn from al-Fārābī about Plato and Aristotle with Respect to Lawgiving?”, Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph, 61: 471–489. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2011, “Alfarabi’s Goal: Political Philosophy, Not Political Theology”, in Afsaruddin 2011: 53–74. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2013, “Law and the Common Good: To Bring about a Virtuous City or Preserve the Old Order”, in Mirror for the Muslim Prince: Islam and the Theory of Statecraft, M. Boroujerdi (ed.), Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, pp. 218–239. (Scholar)
  • Campanini, M., 2011, “Alfarabi and the Foundation of Political Theology in Islam”, in Afsaruddin 2011: 35–52. (Scholar)
  • Çevik, M., 2010, “Farabi’s Utopia and Its Eschatological Relations”, Journal of Islamic Research, 3 (2): 173–178. (Scholar)
  • Crone, P., 2004, “Al-Fārābī’s Imperfect Constitutions”, Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph, 57: 191–228. (Scholar)
  • Daiber, H., 1986, “Prophetie und Ethik bei Fārābī”, in L’homme et son univers au moyen âge, vol. 2, C. Wenin (ed.), Louvain-la-Neuve: Editions de l’Institut supérieur de philosophie, pp. 729–753. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1991, “The Ismaili Background of Fārābī’s Political Philosophy: Abū Ḥātim ar-Rāzī as a Forerunner of Fārābī”, in Gottes ist der Orient: Gottes ist der Okzident, U. Tworuschka (ed.), Köln and Wien: Böhlau, pp. 143–150. (Scholar)
  • Druart, T.-A., 1997, “Al-Fārābī, Ethics, and First Intelligibles”, Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale, 8: 403–423. (Scholar)
  • El-Rayes, W.M., 2013, “The Book of Religion’s Political and Pedagogical Objectives”, Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, 40 (2): 175–197. (Scholar)
  • Galston, M., 1990, Politics and Excellence: The Political Philosophy of Alfarabi, Princeton, Princeton University Press. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1992, “The Theoretical and Practical Dimensions of Happiness as Portrayed in the Political Treatises of al-Fārābī”, in The Political Aspects of Islamic Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Muhsin S. Mahdi, C.E. Butterworth (ed.), Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, pp. 95–151. (Scholar)
  • Genequand, C., 2008, “Loi morale, loi politique: Al-Fārābī et Ibn Bāǧǧa”, Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph, 61: 491–514. (Scholar)
  • Geoffroy, M., 2012, “Raison et foi ou raison et Loi: Le philosophe et la cité selon Averroès, d’après al-Fārābī et Ibn Bāǧǧa (Avempace)”, in The Medieval Paradigm: Religious Thought and Philosophy, G. D’Onofrio (ed.), Turnhout: Brepols, pp. 381–416. (Scholar)
  • Germann, N., 2015, “Natural and Revealed Religion”, in The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy, L.X. López-Farjeat and R.C. Taylor (eds.), London and New York: Routledge, pp. 346–359. (Scholar)
  • Griffel, F., 2009, Al-Ghazālī’s Philosophical Theology, Oxford et al.: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Gutas, D., 1997, “Galen’s Synopsis of Plato’s Laws and Fārābī’s Talkhīṣ”, in The Ancient Tradition in Christian and Islamic Hellenism: Studies on the Transmission of Greek Philosophy and Sciences, Dedicated to H.J. Drossaart Lulofs on his Ninetieth Birthday, R. Kruk and G. Endress (eds.), Leiden: Brill, pp. 101–119 (reprint in D. Gutas, 2000, Greek Philosophers in the Arabic Tradition, Aldershot: Variorum, Nr. V). (Scholar)
  • –––, 2004, “The Meaning of madanī in al-Fārābī’s ‘Political’ Philosophy”, Mélanges de l’Université Saint-Joseph, 57: 259–282. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2012, “Die Wiedergeburt der Philosophie und die Übersetzungen ins Arabische”, in Rudolph 2012b: 55–91. (Scholar)
  • Harvey, S., 2003, “Did Alfarabi Read Plato’s Laws?”, Medioevo, 28: 51–68. (Scholar)
  • Hasnaoui, A., A. Elamrani-Jamal, and M. Aouad (eds.), 1997, Perspectives arabes et médiévales sur la tradition scientifique et philosophique grecque: Actes du colloque de la SIHSPAI, Leuven and Paris: Peeters and Institut du monde arabe. (Scholar)
  • Heck, P.L., 2008, “Doubts About the Religious Community (milla) in al-Fārābī and the Brethren of Purity”, in In the Age of al-Fārābī: Arabic Philosophy in the Fourth/Tenth Century, P. Adamson (ed.), London: Warburg Institute, pp. 195–213. (Scholar)
  • Janos, D., 2012, Method, Structure, and Development in al-Fārābī’s Cosmology, Leiden and Boston: Brill. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2015, “Al-Fārābī, Philosophy”, in Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, K. Fleet, G. Krämer, D. Matringe, J. Nawas, and E. Rowson (eds.), Leiden: Brill, September 8, 2015. (Scholar)
  • Lameer, J., 1997, “The Philosopher and the Prophet: Greek Parallels to al-Fārābī’s Theory of Religion and Philosophy in the State”, in Hasnaoui, Elamrani-Jamal, and Aouad 1997: 609–622. (Scholar)
  • López-Farjeat, L.X., 2012, “Faith, Reason, and Religious Diversity in al-Fārābī’s Book of Letters”, in The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, R.C. Taylor and I.A. Omar (eds.), Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, pp. 193–217. (Scholar)
  • Mahdi, M., 1990, “Al-Fārābī’s Imperfect State”, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 110: 691–726. (Scholar)
  • –––, 1997, “Remarks on Alfarabi’s Book of Religion”, in Hasnaoui, Elamrani-Jamal, and Aouad 1997: 583–608. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2001, Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. (Scholar)
  • Maróth, M., 1978, “Griechische Theorie und orientalische Praxis in der Staatskunst von al-Fārābī”, Acta antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 26: 465–469. (Scholar)
  • Najjar, F.M., 1958, “Al-Fārābī on Political Science”, The Muslim World, 48: 94–103 (reprint 1999, Frankfurt a. M. [Islamic Philosophy, vol. 11], pp. 362–371). (Scholar)
  • –––, 1961, “Fārābī’s Political Philosophy and Shīʿism”, Studia Islamica, 14: 57–72.
  • Neugebauer, O., 1975, A History of Ancient Mathematical Astronomy, Berlin et al.: Springer. (Scholar)
  • Neria, C.M., 2013, “Al-Fārābī’s Lost Commentary on the Ethics: New Textual Evidence”, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 23 (1): 69–99. (Scholar)
  • O’Meara, D.J., 2002, “Religion als Abbild der Philosophie: Zum neuplatonischen Hintergrund der Lehre al-Fārābīs”, in Metaphysik und Relgion: Zur Signatur des spätantiken Denkens, T. Kobusch and M. Erler (eds.), München and Leipzig: K.G. Saur, pp. 343–353. (Scholar)
  • Parens, J., 2006, An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions: Introducing Alfarabi, Albany: State University of New York Press. (Scholar)
  • Pines, S., 1975, “Aristotle’s Politics in Arabic Philosophy”, Israel Oriental Studies, 5: 150–160 (various reprints). (Scholar)
  • Reisman, D.C., 2004, “Plato’s Republic in Arabic: A Newly Discovered Passage”, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 14: 263–300. (Scholar)
  • Rosenthal, E.I. J., 1955, “The Place of Politics in the Philosophy of al-Fārābī”, Islamic Culture, 29: 157–178 (reprint 1999, Islamic Philosophy, 10: 399–420). (Scholar)
  • –––, 1958, Political Thought in Medieval Islam: An Introductory Outline, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (reprint 2009). (Scholar)
  • –––, 1974, “Some Observations on al-Fārābī’s Kitāb al-Milla”, in Etudes philosophiques offertes au Dr. Ibrahim Madkour, O. Amine (ed.), Cairo: Organisation Egyptienne Générale du livre, pp. 65–74. (Scholar)
  • Rudolph, U., 2012a, “Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī”, in Rudolph 2012b: 363–457. (Scholar)
  • ––– (ed.), 2012b, Philosophie in der islamischen Welt, Band 1: 8.-10. Jahrhundert, Basel: Schwabe. (Scholar)
  • Schoeler, G., 2005, “Poetischer Syllogismus—Bildliche Redeweise—Religion: Vom aristotelischen Organon zu al-Fārābīs Religionstheorie”, in Logik und Theologie: Das “Organon” im arabischen und im lateinischen Mittelalter, D. Perler and U. Rudolph (eds.), Leiden and Boston: Brill, pp. 45–58. (Scholar)
  • Streetman, W.C., 2008, “‘If It Were God Who Sent Them …’: Aristotle and al-Fārābī on Prophetic Vision”, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, 18: 211–246. (Scholar)
  • Tamer, G., 2001, Islamische Philosophie und die Krise der Moderne: Das Verhältnis von Leo Strauss zu Alfarabi, Avicenna und Averroes, Leiden and Boston: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Taylor, R.C., 2006, “Abstraction in al-Fārābī”, Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, 80: 151–168. (Scholar)
  • Vajda, G., 1970, “Langage, philosophie, politique et religion d’après un traité récemment publié d’Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī”, Journal asiatique, 258: 247–260. (Scholar)
  • Vallat, P., 2004, Farabi et l’école d’Alexandrie: Des prémisses de la connaissance à la philosophie politique, Paris: Vrin. (Scholar)
  • –––, 2008, “Vrai philosophe et faux prophète selon Fārābī: Aspects historiques et théoriques de l’art du symbole”, in Miroir et savoir: La transmission d’un thème platonicien, des Alexandrins à la philosopie arabo-musulmane, D. De Smet, M. Sebti, and G. de Callataÿ (eds.), Leuven: Leuven University Press, pp. 117–143. (Scholar)
  • Woerther, F., 2008, “L’interprétation de l’ēthos aristotélicien par al-Fārābī”, Rhetorica, 26: 392–416.

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