...Abu ‘Ali al-Husayn ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Sina was born on Safar 370/August-September 980 in Afshana, a village near Bukhara (in present-day Uzbekistan), and died in 428/1037 at Hamadhan. He is buried in Hamadhan in Iran. Ibn Sina is famous...
...It is almost impossible to distill four centuries of German philosophy into a few pages, but one way to approach this problem is to consider that there have been two forces that have tended to dominate German philosophical thought—realism...
Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky, USA. He is the author and editor of books on Islamic philosophy and philosophy in general. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...Philosophy flourished in the Islamic world for many centuries, and continues to be a significant feature of cultural life today. The compilation of biographical dictionaries has long been a tradition within Islamic culture. Here only...
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