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Medieval Philosophers Research Guide

A select list of Medieval Philosophers.

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Primary Sources

Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
Translated by Muhsin Mahdi. New York: Free Press of Glencoe, 1962. B753 .F33 P5 E5 (Stacks)

Al-Farabi on the Perfect State
Translated by Richard Walzer. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1985. B753 .F33 M313 1985 (Stacks)

Al-Farabi’s Commentary and Short Treatise on Aristotle’s De Interpretatione
Translated by F.W. Zimmermann. London: Oxford University Press, 1981. B439 .F3513 (Stacks)

Alfarabi, The Political Writings: Selected Aphorisms and Other Texts
Translated by Charles E. Butterworth. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001. B753.F32 E5 2001 (Stacks)

Al-A\māl al-falsafīyah / The Philosophical Works
Edited by Ja\far Āl Yāsīn. Bayrūt: Dār al-Manāhil lil-Ṭibā\ah wa-al-Nashr wa-al-Tawzī, 1992. B753 .F3 1992 (Stacks)

Secondary Sources

Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on Intellect: Their Cosmologies, Theories of the Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect
Davidson, Herbert A. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. B745.I54 D38 1992 (Stacks)

Politics and Excellence: The Political Philosophy of Alfarabi
Galston, Miriam. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1990. B753.F34 G35 1990 (Stacks)

Alfarabi and His School
Netton, Ian Richard. London; New York: Routledge, 1992. B745 .K53 N48 1992 (Stacks)

Metaphysics as Rhetoric: Alfarabi’s Summary of Plato’s "Laws"
Parens, Joshua. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. JC71 .P264 P37 1995 (Stacks)