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Avicenna


Avicenna is probably the most influential philosopher of the Islamic tradition.
  most famous and influential of the philosopher-scientists of Islam; his interpretation of Aristotle influenced St. Thomas Aquinas; writings on medicine were important for almost 500 years (980-1037)
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Ibn Sina Avicenna
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  • Avicenna is probably the most influential philosopher of the Islamic tradition.
  • Eventually, we discovered that the best of them was a volume by one Avicenna, a Musalman doctor who, many years since, had set down all his learning in a vast canon.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • Here I saw both Socrates and Plato, who before the others stand nearest to him; Democritus, who ascribes the world to chance; Diogenes, Anaxagoras, and Thales, Empedocles, Heraclitus, and Zeno; and I saw the good collector of the qualities, Dioscorides, I mean; and I saw Orpheus, Tully, and Linus, and moral Seneca, Euclid the geometer, and Ptolemy, Hippocrates, Avicenna, Galen, and Averrhoes, who made the great comment.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • "These alchemists," he continued, "Avicenna, Bacon, Lully, Paracelsus, were the true, the only learned men of the day.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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  • It was her precious final volume from Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • I am reading Avicenna now, or Ibn Sin5, as I have correctly learned to call him.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Philosophy, Medicine, Science
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