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Avicenna

(980—1037) Persian-born Islamic philosopher and physician


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(980–1037),

Persian-born Islamic philosopher and physician; Arabic name ibn-Sina. His philosophical system, drawing on Aristotle but in many ways closer to Neoplatonism, was the major influence on the development of scholasticism. His Canon of Medicine, which combined his own knowledge with Roman and Arabic medicine, was a standard medieval medical text.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


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