Ten fun facts about Abu Nasr Al-Farabi
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He was also a cosmologist, logician, and musician.
Through his commentaries and treatises, Al-Farabi became well known among medieval Muslim intellectuals as “The Second Teacher”, that is, the successor to Aristotle, “The First Teacher”.
Al-Farabi's imagined face appeared on the currency of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Al-Farabi also considered the theories of conditional syllogisms and analogical inference, which were part of the Stoic tradition of logic rather than the Aristotelian.Fact 5
Another addition Al-Farabi made to the Aristotelian tradition was his introduction of the concept of poetic syllogism in a commentary on Aristotle's Poetics.Fact 6
As a philosopher, Al-Farabi was a founder of his own school of early Islamic philosophy known as “Farabism” or “Alfarabism”, though it was later overshadowed by Avicennism.Fact 7
Al-Farabi had great influence on science and philosophy for several centuries, and was widely considered second only to Aristotle in knowledge.Fact 8
Farabi made contributions to the fields of logic, mathematics, music, philosophy, psychology, and education.Fact 9
Though he was mainly an Aristotelian logician, he included a number of non-Aristotelian elements in his works.Fact 10
He is also credited for categorizing logic into two separate groups, the first being "idea" and the second being "proof". Click here for more people facts ❯
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