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Ibn Masarra, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah (269–319/883–922)

Oliver Leaman

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.

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...Muhammad ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn al-Masarra was born in Cordoba into a commercial family, to a father given to theological al-Razi, Abu Bakr ibn Maytham, ‘Ali ibn al-‘Arabi, Muhyiddin speculation, since it is said that he traveled to Basra...

Ibn Juljul (332–after 384/944–after 994)

Oliver Leaman

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.

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...Abu Dawud Sulayman ibn Hassan al-Andalusi was born in Cordoba and practised as a physician. Of particular significance among the many books he wrote on medicine is his history of physicians (Tabaqat al-atibba’), which gives an excellent...
...ibn Hazm, Abu Muhammad ‘Ali b. Ahmad b. Said b. Hazm al-Andalusi was born in Cordova on the last day of Ramadan 384/November 7, 994, and died in Niebla on Sha‘ban 456/August 1064. He was a prominent Spanish-Arabic Muslim theologian...

Balmes, Jaume (1810–1848)

Ignasi Roviró

Ignasi Roviró is with the Faculty of Philosophy at Ramon Llull University, Barcelona Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Early life Jaume Balmes was born on August 28, 1810, in Vic, 60 kilometers (40 miles) from Barcelona. He had a humble background; his parents were mule drivers. In 1810, Vic was occupied on three occasions by French troops, but this ended...

Zambrano, María (1904–1991)

Carmen Revilla Guzmán

Carmen Revilla Guzmán is with the Departament of Philosophy, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Biography María Zambrano was born on April 22, 1904, in Vélez-Málaga, Spain. She spent her childhood and adolescence in Segovia, where her parents were teachers, and in 1921 she entered the Universidad Complutense in Madrid to study...

Aranguren, José Luis L. (1909–1996)

Cristina Hermida del Llano

Cristina Hermida del Llano is with the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Biography José Luis L. Aranguren (Ávila, 1909–Madrid, 1996) is one of the twentieth century’s most important philosophers. He spent his childhood, due to the premature death of his mother, between his hometown and the Basque Country...

Duch, Lluís (1936–2018)

Anna Pagès

Anna Pagès is with the Education Department, University Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Biography Lluís Duch Alvarez (Barcelona, September 13, 1936–Montserrat, November 10, 2018) was a Catalan thinker. He was born in the neighborhood of Gràcia in Barcelona. His mother’s death when he was fourteen had a tremendous impact on his...

Ibn Tufayl, Abu Bakr Muhammad (d. 581/1185)

Oliver Leaman

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.

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...ibn Tufayl, Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Sina ibn Rushd, Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Bajja, Abu Bakr al-Ghazali, Abu Hamid al-Farabi Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Malik Ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tufayl al-Qaysi was born in the first decade...

Al-Idrisi (493–c.555/1099–c.1162)

Oliver Leaman

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.

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...Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdallah ibn Idris al-Qurtubi al-Hasani was born in Ceuta, Spain, in 1099 and educated in Cordoba. He was something of an itinerant scholar, ending up at the Norman court in Palermo, Sicily. He died...

Ibn Al-‘Arif, Abu’l ‘Abbas Ahmad (481–536/1088–1141)

Oliver Leaman

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.

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...Abu’l ‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Musa ibn ‘Ata’ Allah al-Sahaj ibn al-‘Arif ibn al-‘Arif was born on 2 Jumada al-Awwal 481/Monday July 24, 1088, dying in Marrakesh on 23 Safar 536/September 27, 1141. His laqab comes from his father, who...