How do religions relate to philosophies?

  1. What, according to Al-Farabı, is a religion? How do religions relate to
    philosophies?
  2. What, according to Al-Farabı, is a ‘virtuous religion’? How, on his
    view, do ‘virtuous religions’ differ from religions that are ‘ignorant’,
    ‘errant’, and ‘deceptive’? Why does Al-Farabı deny that there can
    only be one ‘virtuous religion’?
  3. Al-Farabı maintains that the best kind of philosophy would exclusively
    employ demonstrative methods of instruction. What political and epistemological significance does Farabı attach to religions’ use of poetical
    and rhetorical methods of instruction?

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