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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William Gohlman, Albany, Essence is what comprises the nature of things, and should be recognized as something separate from the physical and mental realization of things.

But, as medical historian Michael McVaugh pointed out, medieval physicians went to great pains to build their practices upon reliable evidence.

Related Themes and Topics Science and medicine Experiment Medical traditions Humours Mental health and illness Diseases and epidemics The pulse in different medical traditions. Bertolacci and D. The third sense is the imaginative faculty al-mutakhayyila which combines images in memory, separates them siinna produces new images.

Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (c. 980—1037)

Avicenna himself was at this time stricken by a severe illness. At 18 he achieved full status as a qualified physician, also from his own account, and quoted with: An old and contentious presentation of Avicenna as a polymath rooted in the mystical experience of God.

They left Hamadan and arrived in Isfahan and were warmly welcomed by the city’s ruler. Walter de Gruyter, biograph Avicenna is known as the father of early modern medicine. Ontology From al-Farabi, Avicenna inherited the Neoplatonic emanationist scheme of existence.

The theory of motion presented by Avicenna was probably influenced by the 6th-century Alexandrian scholar John Philoponus. Alchemy Criticism of science Epistemology Faith and rationality History and philosophy of science History of science History of evolutionary thought Logic Metaphysics Pseudoscience Relationship between religion and science Rhetoric of science Sociology of scientific knowledge Sociology of scientific ignorance.


Sina has produced non-fictions, e-books and anthologies, and has written numerous articles on varied subjects online and in print. Special Issue of Arabic Sciences and Philosophy. The Canon remained a major authority for medical students in both the Islamic world and Europe until well into the s.

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The Logic and Metaphysics have been extensively reprinted, the latter, e. From al-Farabi, Avicenna inherited the Neoplatonic emanationist scheme of existence. Based in Isfahan, he was widely recognized as a philosopher and physician and often accompanied his patron on campaign.

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In the Latin West, his metaphysics and theory of the soul had a profound influence on scholastic arguments, and as in the Islamic East, it was the basis for considerable debate and argument. The fourth sense is estimation or prehension wahm that translates the perceived image into its significance. In present-day Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistanhe is considered a national icon, and is often regarded as among the greatest Persians.

This final mode of essence is quite biographu from existence. Around 10 years old he had memorized the entire Qur’an. Articles from Britannica Encyclopedias for elementary and high school students.

Following up with mithridate a mild opium remedy attributed to Mithradates VI Eupatorking ivn Pontus [—63 bce ]a slave attempted to boography Avicenna by surreptitiously adding a surfeit of opium. It was the theological interpretation championed by those such as al-Razi which eventually came to predominate in the madrasahs. Cambridge, 10 on Avicenna. It was solicited by Juzjani and his other students in Hamadan in and although he lost parts of it on a military campaign, he completed it in Isfahan by As a teenager he studied Aristotle’s Metaphysics which had difficulty understanding.


Furthermore, It is ‘One’ wahid ahad [45] since there cannot be more than one ‘Necessary-Existent-due-to-Itself’ without differentia fasl to distinguish them from each other. History, Theology and Laweds. He further argued that soul is ethereal and intangible; it cannot be destroyed. Sensation prepares the soul to receive rational concepts from the universal Agent Intellect.

The soul completes the action of intellection by accepting forms that have been abstracted from matter. He wrote on logic, metaphysics and ethics, but his greatest contribution to the development of both Muslim and Western thought was his attempt to reconcile the ancient Greek philosophy and God as the creator of all existence. Compare it with this useful and critical commentary by the theologian Ibn Taymiyya d.

Thus, the philosopher’s connection between the soul and body is explained almost entirely by his understanding of perception; in this way, bodily perception interrelates with the immaterial human intellect.

Gutas has been most vehement in his denial of any mysticism in Avicenna. But it is an argument relating to ideology and the ways in which modern commentators and scholars wish to study Islamic philosophy as a purely rational form of inquiry or as a supra-rational method of understanding reality.

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