Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 45. Chapters: Avicenna, Averroes, Andronicus of Rhodes, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Simplicius of Cilicia, AmmoniusMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Pages: 45. Chapters: Avicenna, Averroes, Andronicus of Rhodes, Alexander of Aphrodisias, Simplicius of Cilicia, Ammonius Hermiae, Theodore Metochites, Damascius, Al-Farabi, Al-Kindi, Porphyry, John Philoponus, Themistius, Nicolaus of Damascus, Olympiodorus the Younger, Syrianus, Stephen of Alexandria, Michael of Ephesus, Adrastus of Aphrodisias, Sophonias, Eustratius of Nicaea, Elias, Aspasius, David, Boethus of Sidon, David Anhaght, Alexander of Aegae, Eudorus of Alexandria, Dexippus, Asclepius of Tralles. Excerpt: Ab? ?Al? al-?usayn ibn ?Abd All?h ibn S?n? (Persian Pur Sina /pu?r si?n / son of Sina) (c.
980, Afshana near Bukhara- 1037, Hamadan, Iran), commonly known as Ibn S?n? or by his Latinized name Avicenna, was a Persian polymath. Ibn S?n? studied medicine under a physician named Koushyar. He wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects, of which around 240 have survived. In particular, 150 of his surviving treatises concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine. His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine, which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities.
The Canon of Medicine was used as a text-book in the universities of Montpellier and Louvain as late as 1650. Ibn S?n?s Canon of Medicine provides a complete system of medicine according to the principles of Galen (and Hippocrates). He was also an astronomer, chemist, geologist, Hafiz, Islamic psychologist, Islamic scholar, Islamic theologian, logician, mathematician, Maktab teacher, physicist, poet, and scientist.
He is regarded as the most famous and influential polymath of the Islamic Golden Age. Avicenna created an extensive corpus of works during what is commonly known as Islams Golden Age, in which the translations of Greco-Roman, Persian...