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the philosophers in the West, none, perhaps, is better known by name and less familiar in actual content of his ideas than the medieval Muslim philosopher, physician, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, known since the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. In this book the author, himself a philosopher, and long known for his studies of Arabic thought, presents a fact ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published July 16th 2005 by Routledge
(first published November 17th 1992)
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I've had this book on my shelf for many years, and only started reading it a few months ago. It is really only for the dedicated reader in the history of philosophy. What makes this book really wonderful besides the author's incredible understanding of this complex medieval Islamic philosopher is his uncanny ability to see Avicenna's philosophy as it relates to many contemporary issues. Not many who write in this vein can do it so well. This is a superb book, and I cannot recommend it highly eno ...more