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London to host seminar on renowned Iranian philosopher Farabi

Tehran, Jan 31, IRNA-Prominent instructors and researchers on Islamic philosophy will convene in King's College in London to exchange views on the works of renowned Iranian philosopher Abou-Nasr Farabi (870-950 AD), the English-language `Iran Daily' said in an article on Tuesday. The Farabi Era Seminar will be held in London's King's College on June 16-17.

Experts of Oriental studies and Islamic philosophy will deliver lectures at the seminar including Peter Adamson (the seminar's organizer), Carmella Bafioni, Hans Heinrich Bisterfield, Deborah Black, Daniel Smith, Carl Earling Egret, Gerhard Andreas, James Montgomery, Menvan Rashed and David Riceman, the daily added.

As in earlier rounds of the event, articles and speeches at the seminar will be printed and published by Warburg Institute, said the daily.

According to the article, Farabi, who was also a prominent scientist, played a crucial role in promoting philosophy, logic and music as well as other sciences during his lifetime.

Farabi managed to incorporate Platonic, Aristotelian and neo-Platonic methods into Islamic ideology and devise a new outlook in philosophy, it added.

Farabi has also written many books on political sciences, the most important being `Utopian Views'.

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