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

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The most widely accepted view in the West today, particularly among postmodernists, is that Plato attempted to ground politics on a rational metaphysics and initiated the tradition of foundationalism that has given rise to systems of oppression ranging from racism, sexism, and ethnocentrism to the technological mastery of the earth. Metaphysics as Rhetoric controverts this ...more
Paperback, 195 pages
Published September 14th 1995 by State University of New York Press (first published August 28th 1995)
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Was Plato a Metaphysician?

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 English. There is a partial translation (Intro + 2 of 9 chapters) in Lerner & Mahdi (Eds.) `Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook' of which I have the 1967 edition. Not having seen seven original chapters of Farabi's summary I give (a somewhat paranoid) 4 star rating. But I want to add that I quite often fo
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