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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Great Books of the Islamic World. He also attempted at a philosophical interpretation of religion and religious beliefs. He wrote prolifically on a wide range of subjects. Two questions that were current were resolved through his theory of existence.

A Comparative History of Western Civilization. Medieval Islamic MedicineWashington: Philosophy, Fiqh and theology kalaam were further developed, most noticeably by Avicenna and his opponents. In sense perception, the perceiver senses the form of the object; first, by perceiving features of the object by our external senses.

Suspended in such a state, he cannot affirm the existence of his body because he is not empirically aware of it, thus the argument may be seen as affirming the independence of the soul from the body, a form of dualism.

Anne-Marie Goichon, 2 vols. 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 Some of his interpreters in Iran have answered in the positive, citing the lost work The Easterners that on the face of it has a superficial similarity to the notion of Ishraqi or Illuminationist, intuitive philosophy expounded by Suhrawardi d.

The sultan’s royal library was considered one of the best kinds in the medieval world at the time. Thus the autobiography is an attempt to demonstrate giography humans can achieve the highest knowledge through intuition. The disease usually affects the lungs first, and is accompanied by a chronic cough.

However, the influence of his psychology and theory of knowledge upon William of Auvergne and Albertus Magnus have been noted. Avicenna believed his “Floating Man” thought experiment demonstrated that the soul is a substance, and claimed humans cannot doubt their own consciousness, even in a situation that prevents all sensory data input.


About thirty of Ibn Sina’s shorter works are said to have been composed in Rey. The Rosen Publishing Group. The divine is pure, simple and immaterial and hence cannot have a direct epistemic relation with sijna particular thing to bikgraphy known. Mathematics is divided into four principal sciences: Although one can categorically deny that he was a Sufi and indeed in his time the institutions of Sufism were not as established as they were a century later and even raise questions about biigraphy adherence to some form of mysticism, it would be foolish to deny that he flirts with the possibilities of mystical knowledge in some of his later authentic works.

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The resulting synthesis sets out sinnna medical system that was accepted as the standard for centuries. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Inn Bertolacci, IsisVol. A parallel English-Arabic text translation.

Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (c. 980—1037)

His other major work to be translated into Latin was his medical treatise the Canonwhich remained a text-book simna the early modern period and was studied in centrescenters of medical learning such as Padua. It has two main features on which its distinction as a major contribution to Avicennan studies may be said to rest: Proof of the Truthful.

Ina Latin text entitled Speculum Tripartitum stated the following regarding Avicenna’s theory on heat:. The soul completes the action of intellection by accepting forms that have been abstracted from matter. Like other Islamic scholars, Ibn Sina studied the writings of the lands that were being absorbed into an expanding Islamic Empire. Besides studying medicine, he also dedicated biobraphy of his time to the study of physics, natural sciences and metaphysics.


Logic Logic is a critical aspect of, and propaedeutic to, Avicennan philosophy. Home List Blog Contact. People can elevate biographg position in the categories by having a rational approach, balanced temperament and by purifying their soul.

Ibn Sina Biography

He also composed religious treatises and tales with a mystical slant. Medicine [ edit ] Browne, Edward G.

Avicenna’s psychology requires that connection between the body and soul be strong enough to ensure the soul’s individuation, but weak enough to allow for its immortality.

Following al-Farabi’s lead, Avicenna initiated a full-fledged inquiry into the question of being, in which he distinguished between essence Mahiat and existence Wujud. The cosmos succeeds God merely biogfaphy logical order and in existence. These were known in Latin under the title De Anima treatises “on the soul”.

Albert Einstein, German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and…. Janssens demonstrated that Avicenna was a Sunni Hanafi. Avicenna and His Heritage.

For Ibn Sina, people can be categorized on the basis of their ability to grasp the intelligible. Timeline Due to the lack of credible sources it sinna impossible to ascertain how much of his biography is accurate. Out of his various publications and treatises, almost of them have survived, majority of which belongs to philosophy and medicine.

The search for a definitive Islamic philosophy separate from Occasionalism can be seen in what is left of his work.

Learn how to survive on foraged, wild edibles during winter! Intuition does not entail mystical disclosure but is a mental act of conjunction with the active intellect.

It demonstrates the Aristotelian base and Neoplatonic structure of his psychology. In particular, volumes of his surviving works concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine.

However, after the death of the emir of Hamadan, Avicenna wrote to the ruler of Isfahan and offered his service.