Ibn Sina (980-1037), Medieval Persian philosopher known in the West by the Latin name Avicenna. He is known for the introduction of Greek philosophical thought into the Islamic tradition, as well as for his medical work.
Entry from the "Encyclopaedia of the Orient".
Biographical study, placing particular emphasis on Avicenna's historical context and his mathematical and scientific thought.
Article covering Avicenna's life, work and influence, supplemented with an extensive biography.
Online text of Ibn Sina's "The Book of the Canon of Medicine", in Arabic; includes a biographical note by Abd al-Rahman al Naqib, of Mansoura University, Egypt. Provided by the American University of Beirut.
Passage on this thinker and his relation to alchemy, by Charles Mackay.
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