Spreading the Word: “Philosopher of the Arabs”

Considered the first philosopher in the Islamic tradition and the first to write philosophy in Arabic, 9th-century thinker al-Kindī held that philosophy can help solve Islamic theological dilemmas. Philosophy professor and a life-long researcher of al-Kindī’s works, Peter Adamson has written a book on this pioneering Islamic thinker (my review of it is coming soon) and summarized his key ideas in this 20-minute podcast episode that I share with you today. Enjoy!

Arabic Aristotle
Arabic Aristotle*

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, every weekend, I hope to share with you an article I’ve read or a video I’ve seen and considered to be inspiring and insightful. I feel it is important to take good care both of our physical and mental well-being. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

*Image credit: Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8982740

6 thoughts on “Spreading the Word: “Philosopher of the Arabs”

  1. Pingback: “All Are Ennobled by Truth” Quote by al-Kindi – humanfactor

  2. Hi, thanks for sharing info on this philosopher I’m not familiar with the name, I haven’t delved into eastern philosophy as yet but I have all intentions of doing so quite soon…


  3. Pingback: Rationality As The Effortful Way To Knowledge – humanfactor

  4. Pingback: Book Review: P. Adamson “Al-Kindi” – humanfactor

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