Alfarabi’s Views on Prophecy and Prophethood

Dr. Catarina Belo

Associate professor of philosophy at The American University in Cairo

icon-calendar March 19, 2019

This talk examines Alfarabi’s views on prophecy and prophethood within the frame of his philosophy of religion. Taking into account his metaphysical and political writings, it analyses in particular Alfarabi’s description of prophetic faculties and qualities and his conception of the philosopher king within the context of his views on the harmony between philosophy and religion.

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