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This paper discusses the works, beliefs of and the contributions by the famous Arab historian Abu Zayd 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Khaldun al-Hadrami. the paper will also highlight the views as proposed and shared by another famous philosopher of his time, Plato in his work "Republic" and "Gorgias". It discusses the views of this highly learned Muslim scholar and analyzes his works in comparison to other eminent figures. It also looks at his life history in order to understand how his surroundings helped shape his personality.
From the Paper:" Ibn Khaldun opened new chapters in the world of history and paved a wide leeway for the study of Western history. Moreover, the great scholar of played a cardinal role in correcting the inaccurate and in introducing new notions related to economics and the way pricing, policing, profiting and other aspects of world economics must be viewed. The learned thinker also put forth his unique and pragmatic views of government structures and their functions in reality and brought forward the essentials of the way nature and its forces acting upon men must be scrutinized. Unlike his other contemporaries, Ibn Khaldun was not quite influenced by Aristotle or Plato or for that matter any of the pioneers of great thinking except for Al-Gazali. However, the little influence that other philosophers had on this eminent scholar's works will be studied in detail with respect to his popular works including The Muqaddimah and his other well-known convictions regarding the universally held views of pertaining to nature, government and the social structure. "
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