Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

2011 Edition
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al-Baṭalyūsī, Abū Muḥammad ibn al-Sīd

  • Marc Geoffroy
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_78

Abstract

Ibn al-Sīd was the first significant western Muslim philosopher whose works have survived. His main works are The Book of Questions and The Book of Circles; both show the introduction into the western Muslim world of themes of the falsafa that originated in ninth- to tenth-century Baghdad. In particular, the Book of Circles counts as an evidence of the circulation of an emanatist metaphysics of clear Neo-Pythagorean bent, as the one witnessed in the encyclopedia of the Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Geoffroy
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  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Études sur les MonothéismesCentre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueVillejuifFrance