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Ibn Bājja

(c. 1077—1138)


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(d. 1138)

Full name Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Yahia ibn al-Sayigh (Latin name Avempace). Born in Saragossa, Spain, and died in Fez, Morocco. First notable philosopher and physician of Muslim Spain. Wrote paraphrases of Aristotle's Physics, Meteorology, parts of On Generation and Corruption, and the spurious De Plantis, as well as extensive glosses on the logic of al-Farabi. His original works include Conduct of the Solitary, a political treatise that deals with the plight of the philosopher and his thwarted aspirations in an imperfect state, and a short treatise titled Conjunction with the Active Intellect, which dealt with a favorite theme of Muslim Neoplatonists.

Subjects: Philosophy.


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