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Iba Sina
Examines the life and career of this 11th Century Islamic philosopher, also known as Avicenna, discussing his major works, influences and ideas.
# 19955 | 2,025 words | 8 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 01, 2003 in Philosophy (Eastern) , Religion and Theology (Islam)


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"Ibn Sina was one of the most important of Islamic philosophers, and he addressed himself to a variety of different subjects in his writings on theology, science, medicine, literature, and so on. He was in the tradition of Al-Farabi, the philosopher credited with being the founder of the neo-Platonist school in the Islamic world. He would become known to the Western world as Avicenna and was called "the Prince of Physicians." He contributed to Islamic philosophy and theology and offered a cosmogony based in part on neo-Platonist origins as elucidated by al-Farabi, among others.

Ibn Sina was born in 980 near Bukhara. He showed a remarkable aptitude for learning from an early age, and he had a father who was interested in his education. In addition, the ..."

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