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The exhibition "Aristotle of the East" dedicated to the 1150th anniversary of al-Farabi opened in EKSU

On the eve of the 1150th anniversary of the great scientist and philosopher of the medieval East Аl-Farabi, which is widely celebrated internationally under the auspices of UNESCO, the University library invites you to visit the exhibition "Aristotle of the East".

The exhibition presents treatises of Аl-Farabi, the history of philosophy in Russian and Kazakh, books about him, as well as publications from the magazines "Akikat", "Kazak orkeneti", "Bulletin of the Аl-Farabi al-Farabi KazNU".

The outstanding thinker of the East, Abu Nasr Аl-Farabi, was born (870) in the city of Farab, now called Otrar, located at the confluence of the Arys river with the Syr Darya (which corresponds to the Otrar district of the South Kazakhstan region of modern Kazakhstan). He comes from the privileged strata of the Turks, as evidenced by the word "Tarkhan" in the composition of his full name: Abu-Nasir Muhammad Ibn-Muhammad Ibn-Tarkhan Ibn-Uzlag Аl-Farabi at-Turki. In the IX-X centuries. the city of Otrar was a major political, cultural and commercial center and was the hub of the great silk Road caravan routes that connected medieval Europe and Asia.

Al-Farabi had the opportunity to get acquainted very early in the originals with the works of Aristotle, Plato and other ancient Greek philosophers, becoming one of the founders of Eastern peripatetism, in connection with which he received the nickname "the Second Teacher" after Aristotle. He left behind a rich scientific legacy – about 200 treatises that cover a variety of fields of knowledge. Farabi commented on the "Category", "Hermeneutics", "Topics", "Categories", "Analytics" (1st and 2nd), "Sophistry", "Rhetoric", "Logic" and "Poetics" of Aristotle, as well as the "Introduction to philosophy" of Porphyry and other ancient Greek thinkers.

Of the original works of Farabi, the most famous are the treatise "Pearls of wisdom", "a Treatise on the views of the inhabitants of a virtuous city", "Philosophical treatises" and" a Large book on music", which brought him fame in Medieval Europe.

Translations of Аl-Farabi's works into Latin and Hebrew in medieval Europe were carried out from a very long time ago (XII-XIII centuries), and in 1930-1932 in Paris, a French translation of the first part of a "Great book on music" was published by the French scholar Erlanger.

The name of Аl-Farabi is firmly established in the history of world science and culture. His works, having a great influence on the European Renaissance, became a connecting bridge for the convergence of cultures and philosophies of the West and the East.

The exhibition will be held at the address: academic building No. 1, room 103.

R. Toleukhanova,

scientific library

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