Al-Kindi

[Revised entry by Peter Adamson on March 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Abu Yusuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi (ca. 800 - 870 CE) was the first self-identified philosopher in the
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[Revised entry by Peter Adamson on March 17, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Abu Yusuf Ya'qub ibn Ishaq Al-Kindi (ca. 800 - 870 CE) was the first self-identified philosopher in the Arabic tradition. He worked with a group of translators who rendered works of Aristotle, the Neoplatonists, and Greek mathematicians and scientists into Arabic. Al-Kindi's own treatises, many of them epistles addressed to members of the caliphal family, depended heavily on these translations, which included the famous Theology of Aristotle...

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