Document Type : Research Paper
PhD student, Department of Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Various strategies such as legal, economic, political, cultural and even military strategy have been proposed to establish world peace. In this regard, from Abu Naṣr Muḥammad al-Farabi's works, an educational strategy can be extracted to establish world peace. In his view, teaching elites is carried out using argument and teaching common people uses ways such as rhetoric and poetry, and tactics such as persuasion and imagination. From al-Farabi's point of view, the concept of world peace is not the negative concepts of "non-war" or "non-violence"; Rather, it is a positive concept of "cooperation between virtuous nations to achieve happiness". Al-Farabi's educational strategy for world peace seeks to minimize differences between the simulation of facts in the utopia and to prepare the way for world peace in the utopia by reducing mental animosities.