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Abū L-Barakāt al-Baġdādī

  • Roxanne D. MarcotteEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1151-5_6-2

Abstract

In Baghdad of the first half of the twelfth century, Abū l-Barakāt al-Baġdādī not only gained notoriety as an accomplished physician but also as a resolutely independent philosopher. In his philosophical summa, the Book of Evidence, he provided incisive criticism of a number of Avicennan Peripatetic theses that made for novel philosophical insights into concepts of space, time and motion, a priori knowledge and self-awareness, unity of soul and intellect, and God’s knowledge.

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  1. 1.Université du Québec à MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia