Optics, Astronomy, and Logic: Studies in Arabic Science and Philosophy A.I. Sabra

ISBN: 9780860784357

Published: January 1st 1994

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336 pages


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Optics, Astronomy, and Logic: Studies in Arabic Science and Philosophy  by  A.I. Sabra

Optics, Astronomy, and Logic: Studies in Arabic Science and Philosophy by A.I. Sabra
January 1st 1994 | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9780860784357 | 8.32 Mb

These articles discuss the appropriation of Greek science by scholars in the world of medieval Islam. After presenting the historiography of this process, the volume focuses on Ibn al-Haytham, one of the most influential figures of the 11th century,MoreThese articles discuss the appropriation of Greek science by scholars in the world of medieval Islam. After presenting the historiography of this process, the volume focuses on Ibn al-Haytham, one of the most influential figures of the 11th century, and on his contribution to the science of optics and the psychology of vision.

The work then analyzes how Greek thought was developed in the Islamic world, based on studies of Euclids geomotry and critiques of Ptolemaic astronomy. Finally, some articles consider the history of logic - Aristotelian syllogism and Avicennas views on the subject matter of logic.



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