Study of the Turkic Code: Analysis of Al-farabi’s life & legacy

European Journal of Science and Theology
22 January 2017

Al-Farabi, the first socio-political thinker among the Arab philosophers, paid great importance to human nature, the meaning of human life, man‟s place in the Universe, his role in society, nature of society. In times of universal domination of the religious worldview, a blind faith approach has led to the human interpretation, which is radically different from the officially accepted one.

In contrast to the Islamic concept of a man as a creature among the creatures and servants of God, Al-Farabi considers a man in several ways: as a physical being, as a living being, as a rational animal, as a civil being. AlFarabi‟s legacy is still relevant in the modern era of globalization. The high research interest of scientists from around the world to the works of the great philosopher can be explained by the fact that his concepts of the ideal society, virtuous city and perfect man are unique. Al-Farabi‟s theory influenced the works of many of his followers; the philosopher’s theses formed the basis of a model of the ideal society both in the East and in the West.

This article considers the historical development of the scientist, the values he wanted to convey to people, the value of the virtuous city and the perfect man in AlFarabi‟s works.