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Al-Farabi

Persian Philosopher in 10th century Central Asia

869   -   949

language of expression: Arabic
occupation: philosopher, physicist, music theorist
student of: Abu Bishr Matta ibn Yunus

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Abu Nasr Al-Farabi (; Persian: ابو نصر محمد بن محمد فارابی‎ Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al Fārābī; known in the West as Alpharabius; c. 872 – between 14 December, 950 and 12 January, 951) was a renowned early Islamic philosopher and jurist who wrote in the fields of political philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and logic. He was also a scientist, cosmologist, mathematician and music scholar.In Islamic philosophical tradition he was often called "the Second Teacher", following Aristotle who was known as "the First Teacher". He is credited with preserving the original Greek texts during the Middle Ages because of his commentaries and treatises, and influencing many prominent philosophers, such as Avicenna and Maimonides. Through his works, he became well-known in the West as well as the East.
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