Avicenna: scientist & philosopher
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Avicenna: scientist & philosopher a millenary symposium. by G. M. Wickens

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Published by Luzac in London .
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  • Avicenna, 980-1037.

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Includes bibliographies.

LC ClassificationsB751.Z7 W5
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
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Open LibraryOL6129158M
LC Control Number52067067

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OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 22 cm: Contents: Avicenna: His life and times / A.J. Arberry, and Sir Thomas Adams --Avicenna's place in Arabic philosophy / J.L. Teicher --Some aspects of Avicenna's work / G.M. Wickens --Avicenna's influence on Jewish thought / E.I.J. Rosenthal --Avicenna's influence on the mediaeval scientific tradition / A.C. Crombie --Avicenna and western. Avicenna, or Ibn Sina, the tenth-century Persian scientist-philosopher, is beyond doubt the most provocative figure in the history of though. With a wideness of range, a vigour of thought, and a unity if conception unequalled among the philosphists, his thoughts extended far beyond the Eastern lands, giving rise to the most complete philosophical system owed much to his/5. Avicenna - Avicenna - Legacy: It is difficult to fully assess Avicenna’s personal life. Most of what is known of Avicenna is found in the autobiography dictated to his longtime protégé al-Jūzjānī. While his life was embellished by friends and vilified by foes, by all accounts he loved life and had a voracious appetite for lively music, strong drink, and promiscuous sex. The Canon. Ibn Sina is known to the wet as Avicenna. His book, The Canon surveyed the entire medical knowledge available from ancient and Muslim sources at the time in a clear and organized summary. It was originally written in Arabic and later translated into several languages, including Persian, Latin, Chinese, Hebrew, German, French, and English.

Avicenna. Avicenna, aka Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina, was a Persian polymath, physician, philosopher, and scientist who wrote almost treatises on a wide range of subjects, of which around have survived. Many of his woorks concentrated on philosophy and medicine. He is considered by many to be "the father of modern medicine.".   : Avicenna Ibn Sina: Muslim Physician and Philosopher of the Eleventh Century (Great Muslim Philosophers and Scientists of the /5(4).   Introduction. Avicenna, an Iranian philosopher and physician of the tenth and eleventh centuries (4 th and 5 th century A.H.) is without doubt one of the eminent scientists and talented scholars of his own age.. His scientific fame and influence was not only spread in Iran and the Islamic world, but also extended to the whole world. In book 2, Materia Medica, Avicenna lists therapeutic natural substances from vegetal, animal, or mineral sources. The author also describes six basic rules for experimenting with new substances, which he based off of Galen's work - Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher in the Roman Empire.

Time AD: Title Avicenna: Persian Muslim physician, scientist and philosopher: Event Avicenna (or Ibn Sina or al-Shaykh al Rais) is renowned for his medical skills and is also a scholar of philosophy, metaphysics and religion. Avicenna was the most influential and renowned philosopher and scientist of the Islamic world. Popularly known as the father of modern medicine, he researched and came out with pioneering works in aromatherapy. He is known till date for his Aristotelian philosophy and medicine. Get this from a library! Avicenna: leading physician and philosopher-scientist of the Islamic Golden Age. [Bridget Lim; Aisha Khan] -- Known as the prince of physicians, Avicenna made enormous contributions to the fields of medicine, natural history, metaphysics, . IBN SINA (AVICENNA) – Best known for his work “The Canon Medicine” Ibn Sina most commonly known in English by his Latinized name Avicenna (propably because Avicenna sounds more western than Ibn Sina) (Greek: Abitzianos), (c. – ) was a Persian polymath and the foremost physician and philosopher of his time.