Essence of intellect and logic in the farabian tradition

  • A. B. Doskozhanova
  • G Zh. Nurysheva
  • A. S. Tuleubekov


The article gives an analysis of that during the Islamic Middle Ages the Al-Farabi's doctrine on intellect and logic took pride of place. The main point in this part of his philosophy is a belief in the power of human mind, as well as the human ability to discover the diversity of the world around owing to logic. Al-Farabi places no boundaries to human mind and his ability to penetrate into the essence of things. Value relevance of the Al- Farabi's philosophical views is that it considers human reason, as coming from the Single Essence, as making human in form of consubstantial enti­ties in God. Therefore, Al-Farabi fundamentally studied intellect. Intellect is a strict universality; following it means to be reasonable. Intellect acts as a universal principle of the formation of human personality and the cogni­tive process as a whole.


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How to Cite
DOSKOZHANOVA, A. B.; NURYSHEVA, G Zh.; TULEUBEKOV, A. S.. Essence of intellect and logic in the farabian tradition. Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Political Science, [S.l.], v. 53, n. 4, dec. 2015. ISSN 2617-5843. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2019.


intellect, logic, being, perfection, prudence, four intel¬lects, apodeictics, dialectics.