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Episode 19 – Three Islamic Truths


On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the nature of truth and examine it through the lenses of three Islamic philosophers who each had a different approach to truth seeking. We first discuss Al Kindi and what he would have to say about modern day news organizations and their approach to reporting the “truth.” Then, we learn about Al Ghazali, who at one point became so skeptical about our ability to discover the truth, he actually made himself physically ill. Lastly, we take a look at Averroes who desperately wanted philosophy and religion to be business partners. All this and more on the latest episode of Philosophize This!

Philosophize This! Can you think of anything that, as humans, we accept on faith alone, and we live our lives as through it is the truth? Answer in the comments below!

See the full transcript of this episode here.

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