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Alhacen and the Scientific Method

Lecture no. 8 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Alhacen and the Scientific Method

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

This lecture discusses another of the great minds of Islam’s Golden Age. Investigate Alhacen’s seminal theories of optics and vision, which laid the foundation for later optical science. Grasp his contribution to resolving classic scientific conundrums, and his role in developing scientific methodology, based in rigorous empirical testing of his own theories.


January 13, 2017