‘Knowledge And Wisdom’

‘Abdu’l Baha extols philosophers with deistic beliefs or moderate materialist beliefs as contributing to the progress of humanity.

‘…deistic philosophers, such as Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, they are indeed worthy of esteem and of the highest praise, for they have rendered distinguished services to mankind. In like manner we regard the materialistic, accomplished, moderate philosophers, who have been of service (to mankind). We regard knowledge and wisdom as the foundation of the progress of mankind, and extol philosophers who are endowed with broad vision…’

Tablet to August Forel

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