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Al-Kindi

(803—873)


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(d. after ad 866)

The earliest important Islamic philosopher, al-Kindi began the process of assimilating Neoplatonic and Aristotelian thought into the Islamic world. He taught in Baghdad, and was responsible for translations of Aristotle and Plotinus. His own philosophy tended to allow the ascendancy of faith over reason, and he is generally thought to have been eclipsed by later thinkers such as al-Farabi and Avicenna.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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