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Avicenna's philosophy, like that of his predecessors among the Arabians, is Aristoteleanism mingled with neo-Platonism, an exposition of Aristotle's teaching in the light of the Commentaries of Thomistius, Simplicius, and other neo-Platonists.
Avicenna's meaning is that, while there are differences and resemblances among things independently of the mind, the formal constitution of things in the category of individuality, generic universality, specific universality, and so forth, is the work of the mind.
Avicenna, however, insists most emphatically that a contact of that kind does not interfere with the independent substantiality of the Passive Intellect, and does not imply that it is merged with the Active Intellect.
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  Avicenna - LoveToKnow 1911
AVICENNA [Abu 'Ali al-Husain ibn 'Abdallah ibn Sinai (980-1037), Arabian philosopher, was born at Afshena in the district of Bokhara.
Avicenna was put in charge of a tutor, and his precocity soon made him the marvel of his neighbours, - as a boy of ten who knew by rote the Koran and much Arabic poetry besides.
Avicenna was even raised to the office of vizier; but the turbulent soldiery, composed of Kurds and Turks, mutinied against their nominal sovereign, and demanded that the new vizier should be put to death.
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 Avicenna/Ibn Sina [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Avicenna’s epistemology is predicated upon a theory of soul that is independent of the body and capable of abstraction.
The Metaphysica of Avicenna (Ilahiyyat-i Danishnama-yi ‘Ala’i), tr.
‘Avicenna and the kalam’, Zeitschrift für arabisch-islamisch Wissenschaft (Frankfurt) 7 (1991-2), 172-206.
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 Avicenna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, Avicenna's commentaries upon the Metaphysics in particular demonstrate that he was much more clearly aligned with a philosophical comprehension of the metaphysical world rather than one that was grounded in theology.
Avicenna found inspiration for this methaphysical view in the works of Al-Farabi, but his innovation is in his account a single and necessary first cause of all existence.
For Avicenna, as for the neoplatonists who influenced him, the immortality of the soul is a consequence of its nature, and not a purpose for it to fulfill.
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Avicenna was born at a time when Bukhara was the capital and intellectual center of the Samanid dynasty, which ruled over much of Eastern Iran (Persia) and Afghanistan (Khurasan) until the rise of Mahmud of Ghazna of Afghanistan.
Avicenna was very near to the microbic theory when he wrote "at certain times the air becomes infected and anyone breathing the infected air falls sick." He was the first to attempt to differentiate between obstructive and hemolytic jaundice.
Avicenna has been resting for more than 1000 years, but his ideals still cure the old and the young in the many hospitals that are build in his name in Iran and the Arab countries as well as in the shattered land of his father, my beloved Afghanistan.
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 ATGCI > Avicenna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Avicenna, an ethnic Persian who spent his whole life in the eastern and central regions of Iran, received his earliest education in Bukhara under the direction of his father.
Avicenna wandered for a while in different cities of Khorasan and then left for the court of the Buyid princes, who were ruling over central Iran, first going to Rayy (near modern Tehran) and then to Qazvin, where as usual he made his livelihood as a physician.
Avicenna's Chapter on the Relative in the Metaphysics of the Shifa.
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 Malaspina Great Books - Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (980)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Avicenna's philosophy,; like that of his predecessors among the Muslims,; is Aristoteleanism mingled with neo-Platonism, an exposition of Aristotle's teaching in the light of the Commentaries of Thomistius, Simplicius, and other neo-Platonists.
Avicenna's meaning is that, while there are differences and resemblances among things independently of the mind,; the formal constitution of things in the category of individuality, generic universality,; specific universality,; and so forth, is the work of the mind.
Avicenna's physical doctrines show him in the light of a faithful follower of Aristotle,; who has nothing of his own to add to the teaching of his master.
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 Avicenna summary
Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina (Avicenna)
Ibn Sina or Avicenna was the most influential of all Islamic philosopher-scientists.
He wrote on medicine as well as geometry, astronomy, arithmetic and music.
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Avicenna was born into a middle class family, and after studying in Bukhara, he entered a position as court physician with the Samanid ruler in Bukhara, who was overthrown one year thereafter.
Avicenna meant that there was a dualism of mind and matter, in which matter was passive, and creation an act of instilling existence into the passive substance.
Even if the thoughts of Avicenna were important for centuries, his position was weakened by attacks from other Sunni theologians, both in his own time, and thereafter.
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Avicenna's career at the court did not last long, as the dynasty was defeated in 999 by Mahmud of Ghazna, the legendary Turkish conqueror.
Avicenna died in Hamadan at the age of fifty-eight.
As a scientist Avicenna did not hesitate to try to prove his theories by experimental studies, when he was unconvinced by what other scientists had claimed in their works.
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 BookRags: Avicenna Biography
Avicenna's father hired tutors to teach him the Koran and literature, and sent him to the greengrocer to learn arithmetic.
Avicenna wrote his first book, a work on philosophy, when he was 21.
In writing his compendium, Avicenna hoped to bring together the best of the ancient texts while correcting their shortcomings, and to provide a working manual that would spare practitioners the need to do original research in physical science.
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 Avicenna (crater) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avicenna is a lunar crater that lies on the far side of the Moon, just beyond the western limb on the northern rim of the Lorentz basin.
It lies to the north-northwest of the larger Nernst crater, and to the southeast of the Bragg crater.
By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater mid-point that is closest to Avicenna crater.
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He was a native Tajik of Khorasan, and born in the city of Balkh in the year 980 A.D. Avicenna of Balkh is regarded as the most famous and influential philosopher-scientist of his time.
Avicenna was highly respected by him and his court.
Avicenna spent three years studying the Arabic Language and composed this book which remained in rough draft until his death.
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When Avicenna was twenty-one his father died, and this event, coupled with the political turmoil of the era, forced Avicenna into a period of wandering.
For Avicenna, the evaluation of a "disease" was incomplete until and unless all components of a person's life had been included in the diagnosis.
The Canon of Avicenna is the medical authority for all therapeutics, and its influence upon the development of all medicine cannot be overestimated.
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 Laser Marking - Avicenna Technology Inc. (AvicennaTech.Com)
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Avicenna is able to laser mark without ablation, meaning the surface of the marked material is undisturbed.
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 Avicenna Memorial   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Regarded by Muslims as one of the greatest Islamic philosophers, Avicenna is an important figure in the fields of medicine and philosophy.
Avicenna's best-known philosophical work is Kitab ash-Shifa (Book of Healing), a collection of treatises on Aristotelian logic, metaphysics, psychology, the natural sciences, and other subjects.
Avicenna's own philosophy was based on a combination of Aristotelianism and Neoplatonism.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Avicenna's Metaphysics in Context: Books: Robert Wisnovsky   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Avicenna's metaphysics is the culmination of one period of synthesis, during which philosophers fused together the Neoplatonic project of reconciling Plato with Aristotle, with the Peripatetic project of reconciling Aristotle with himself.
Yet Avicenna also stands at the beginning of another period of synthesis, during which philosophers sought to integrate the Arabic version of the earlier synthesis with Islamic doctrinal theology (kalam).
Avicenna's metaphysics significantly influenced European scholastic thought, but it had an even more profound impact on Islamic intellectual history, where the philosophical problems and opportunities associated with the Avicennian synthesis were to be debated up to the end of the 19th century.
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 Who was Avicenna?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Avicenna was a Persian philosopher and physician in the MiddleAges who compiled The Canon of Medicine, a definitive encyclopediaof Greek and Roman medical achievement.
Avicenna's most famous medical work is Al-Qanun fi'l-Tibb("The Canon of Medicine"), a systematic encyclopediabased for the most part on the achievements of Greek Physiciansof the Roman imperial age and on other Arabic works, and, to alesser extent, on his own experience (his own clinical notes werelost during his journeys).
Avicenna's works are of a compendious nature, the most notablebeing a philosophical encyclopedia.
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 Avicenna - Iran's Great mathematician and Philosopher, Ibn Sina wrote on on medicine as well as geometry, astronomy, ...
Ibn Sina is often known by his Latin name of Avicenna, although most references to him today have reverted to using the correct version of ibn Sina.
N Rescher, Avicenna on the logic of "conditional" propositions, Notre Dame J. Formal Logic 4 (1963), 48-58.
B A Tulepbaev, The scholar- encyclopedist of the medieval Orient Abu Ali Ibn Sina (Avicenna) (Russian), Vestnik Akad.
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 Avicenna & Medieval Muslim Philosophy Audiobooks
In the 11th century, ibn Sina (Avicenna) solidified Aristotle's importance in the Islamic world and said that philosophy is the only source of knowledge -- and knowledge is the source of salvation.
Avicenna said we begin with what we know, and proceed through a hierarchy of sciences toward what we don't know, culminating in "First Philosophy." Avicenna famously distinguished between essence and existence.
Avicenna said happiness is found not in sense perception, but in objects of the intellect; salvation involves correct habits of the soul and a primary understanding of Being -- i.e.
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 Avicenna   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Avicenna, otherwise known in Persian as Abu Ali Sina, a Persian philosopher and physician, was born near Bukhara in 980.
Avicenna's own philosophy was based on a combination of Aristotelianism and Neo-Platonism.
Nevertheless, Avicenna's humanistic philosophy has remained influential throughout the Middle Ages and up to the present day.
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Avicenna is documenting the efficacy of Class IV “High-Power” laser therapy for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions through clinical trials in well-respected universities and private medical practices throughout the US.
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The influence of Avicenna's work can be seen today in the large number of physician's resource groups which bear his name throughout the world.
Avicenna was born in Central Asia in 980 to a father who not only oversaw his son's education, but introduced him to many of the leading intellectuals of the day.
Avicenna was an ethnic Persian born in Bukhara, a city in what is now Uzbekistan.
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 Avicenna (Abu Ali Sina)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abu Ali Sina was one of the main interpreters of Aristotle and was the author of almost 200 books on science, religion and philosophy.
Avicenna's two most important works are: Shifa (The Book of Healing) and Al Qanun fi Tibb (The Canon of Medicine).
The first is a philosophical encyclopedia based on Aristotelian tradition and the second is the most famous single book in the history of medicine.
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