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By L E Goodman

the philosophers within the West, none, possibly, is best recognized by way of identify and not more everyday in genuine content material of his principles than the medieval Muslim thinker, general practitioner, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, identified because the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. during this e-book the writer, himself a thinker, and lengthy identified for his reports of Arabic concept, offers a genuine account of Avicenna's philosophy. surroundings the philosopher within the context of his frequently turbulent instances and tracing the roots and impacts of Avicenna's principles, this e-book deals a real philosophical portrait. It info Avicenna's account of being as a synthesis among the doubtless irreconcilable extremes of Aristotelian eternalism and the creationism of monotheistic scripture. It examines Avicenna's special thought of information, his rules approximately immortality and individuality, together with the well-known "floating guy argument", his contributions to common sense, and his probing recommendations on rhetoric and poetics.

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