Ibn Sina's Natural Philosophy

[New Entry by Jon McGinnis on July 29, 2016.] Ibn Sīnā (980 - 1037) - the Avicenna of Latin fame - is arguably the most important representative of falsafa, the Graeco-Arabic philosophical
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[New Entry by Jon McGinnis on July 29, 2016.] Ibn Sīnā (980 - 1037) - the Avicenna of Latin fame - is arguably the most important representative of falsafa, the Graeco-Arabic philosophical tradition beginning with Plato and Aristotle, extending through the Neoplatonic commentary tradition and continuing among philosophers and scientists in the medieval Arabic world. Avicenna's fame in many ways is a result of his ability to synthesize and to extend the many intellectual trends of his time. These trends included not only the aforementioned Greek...

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