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enero 27, 2013


Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Sīnā[2] (Persian پور سينا Pur-e Sina [ˈpuːr ˈsiːnɑː] «son of Sina»; c. 980 – June 1037), commonly known as Ibn Sīnā or by his Latinized nameAvicenna, was a Persian[3][4][5][6] polymath, who wrote almost 450 treatises on a wide range of subjects, of which around 240 have survived. In particular, 150 of his surviving treatises concentrate on philosophy and 40 of them concentrate on medicine.[7][8]

His most famous works are The Book of Healing, a vast philosophical and scientific encyclopaedia, and The Canon of Medicine,[9] which was a standard medical text at many medieval universities.[10] The Canon of Medicine was used as a text-book in the universities of Montpellier and Leuven as late as 1650.[11] Ibn Sīnā’s Canon of Medicine provides a complete system of medicine according to the principles of Galen (and Hippocrates).[12][13]

His corpus also includes writing on philosophyastronomyalchemygeologypsychologyIslamic theologylogicmathematicsphysics, as well as poetry.[14] He is regarded as the most famous and influential polymath of the Islamic Golden Age.[15]



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