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Ibn Sina Biography – Ibn Sina, also known by his Latinized name in Europe as Avicenna, was a Persian philosopher and polymath, born in CE. Regarded as. Avicenna, Arabic Ibn Sīnā, in full Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā, ( born , near Bukhara, Iran [now in Uzbekistan]—died , Hamadan, Iran). IBN SINA – Persian Scientist Ibn Sina was the most famous of the philosopher-scientists of Islam. Ibn Sina, or Avicenna, was born in Bukhara then a.

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Avicenna and His Heritage. There are two methods to achieve this. Abu Rayhan began by asking Avicenna eighteen questions, ten of which were criticisms of Aristotle’s On the Heavens.

He wrote prolifically on a wide range of subjects. My Collection About Us Teachers. This article contains Persian text. The first knowledge of the flying sinnna would be “I am,” affirming his or her essence. Although his native language was Persian, most of his works were written in Arabic which was the language of the science in the Middle East in his time.

This rational self possesses faculties or senses in a theory that begins with Aristotle and develops through Neoplatonism. Conjunction, however, is episodic and only occurs to human intellects that have become adequately trained and thereby actualized. In present-day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistanhe is considered a national icon, and is often regarded as among the greatest Persians.

Ibn Sina (Avicenna) Bio

InAvicenna was hired as a physician by Nun ibn Mansur, and he was permitted to use the sultan’s library and its rare manuscripts biigraphy him to continue his research. An Educational Encyclopedia of Islam 2nd ed.

A pioneering work which remains a highly useful research tool. In general these treatises linked his philosophical writings to Islamic religious ideas; for example, the body’s afterlife.


Avicenna argued that the Islamic prophets should biographt considered higher than philosophers. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

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Indeed, the Canon of Medicine incorporates the work of Galenas well as ancient AyurvedicArabian and Persian texts. He was also a logician, mathematician and a poet. Sina, known in the West as Avicenna”. His works numbered almost volumes on a wide range of subjects, of which around have survived. Knowledge is attained through empirical familiarity with objects in this world from which one abstracts universal concepts. Avicenna was played by Ben Kingsley.

Those of the chemical craft know well that no change can be effected in the biogrsphy species of substances, though they can produce the appearance of such change. Liber de philosophia prima sive scientia divina I-IV. The fourth sense is estimation or prehension wahm that translates the perceived image into its significance. Tauris,pp. Philosophers by century CE. Indeed, as we have seen divine existence sinnna a cornerstone of his metaphysics.

Major Accomplishments Biogrsphy was one of the most celebrated philosophers and physicians in the early Islamic empire. Like other Islamic scholars, Ibn Sina studied the writings of the lands that were being absorbed into an expanding Islamic Empire. For him, God is the basic cause and so it is both the essence and the existence. Whereas existence is the domain of the contingent and the accidental, essence endures within a being beyond the accidental. But a judgment issued years later begs the question: Avicenna is known as the father of early modern medicine.

New York University Press, p. Charles Burnett and Anna Contadini. When actualized, the contingent becomes a ‘necessary existent due to what is other than itself’ wajib al-wujud bi-ghayrihi.


Existence must, therefore, be due to an agent-cause that necessitates, imparts, gives, or adds existence to an essence. Avicenna Samanid scholars births deaths Medieval Persian philosophers Medieval Persian physicians Medieval Persian writers Alchemists of medieval Islam Musical theorists of medieval Islam Physicians of medieval Islam Aristotelian philosophers Buyid viziers Classical humanists Ethicists Islamic philosophers Muslim inventors Persian philosophers Unani medicine People from Khorasan 10th-century Sinnw people 11th-century Iranian people 11th-century astronomers 11th-century Persian writers 11th-century philosophers 11th-century physicians Giftedness.

It has been translated into English by Biogrxphy Morewedge in Biogrsphy cosmos succeeds God merely in logical order and in existence. Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. Avicenna was a well-known Persian and a Muslim scientist who was considered to be the father of early modern medicine. As a teenager he studied Aristotle’s Metaphysics which had difficulty understanding. Gutas has been most vehement in his denial of any mysticism in Avicenna.

In the 20th and 21st centuries, Avicenna has been attacked by some contemporary Arab Muslim thinkers in search of a new rationalism within Arab culture, one that champions Averroes against Avicenna.

The study of the Quran and the Hadith thrived in such a scholarly atmosphere. This is, on the whole, an informed and good account of the life and accomplishments of one of the greatest influences on biogrzphy development of thought both Eastern and Western.

Muslim physician and philosopher of the eleventh century.