Umar Khayyam

[Revised entry by Mehdi Aminrazavi and Glen Van Brummelen on February 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Umar Khayyam was a polymath, scientist, philosopher, and poet of
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[Revised entry by Mehdi Aminrazavi and Glen Van Brummelen on February 10, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Umar Khayyam was a polymath, scientist, philosopher, and poet of the 11th century CE. Whereas his mathematical works and poetry have been the subject of much discussion, his recently edited and published philosophical works have remained a largely neglected area of study. In what follows, we shall review and comment on the salient features of Khayyam's poetry and philosophy, their relationship with one another, and Khayyam's pioneering views on...

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