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Avicenna and the Golden Age of Islam

Lecture no. 7 from the course: Great Minds of the Medieval World

Avicenna and the Golden Age of Islam

Taught by Professor Dorsey Armstrong | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

The Islamic scholar Avicenna was one of history’s great polymaths. Learn about his remarkable youthful accomplishments, his impact on medieval medicine through two core texts, and the astounding range of his writings. Explore three key elements of his thought: his views on “essence” and “existence,” the problem of evil, and the mind/body dualism.

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