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Doctor, Philosopher (980 AD — 1037)


Soheil Muhsin Afnan. Avicenna: His Life and Works. 1958. 295pp.

Catarina Belo. Chance and Determinism in Avicenna and Averroes. E. J. Brill. 2007. 252pp.

Henry Corbin. Translated by Willard R. Trask. Avicenna and the Visionary Recital. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. 1960. 423pp.

Herbert A. Davidson. Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on Intellect: Their Cosmologies, Theories of the Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect. Oxford University Press. 1992. 363pp.

Lenn Evan Goodman. Avicenna. London: Routledge. 1992. 256pp.

Dag N. Hasse. Avicenna's De Anima in the Latin West: The Formation of a Peripatetic Philosophy of the Soul, 1160-1300. London: Warburg. 2000. 350pp.

Peter Heath. Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna. University of Pennsylvania Press. 1992. 246pp.

Jules Janssens (editor). Avicenna and His Heritage. Leuven University Press. 2002. 353pp.

Salim Kemal. The Philosophical Poetics of Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes: The Aristotelian Reception. Routledge/Curzon. 2003. 368pp.

J. McGinnis; D. C. Reisman (editors). Interpreting Avicenna: Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam. E. J. Brill. 2004. 288pp. Contains twelve essays.

Parviz Morewedge. The Mystical Philosophy of Avicenna. Global Publications/SUNY Binghampton. 1998. 242pp.

F. Rahman. Avicenna's Psychology. Oxford University Press. 1952.

D. C. Reisman; A. H. Al-Rahim (editors). Before and After Avicenna. 2003. 316pp.

Nancy G. Siraisi. Avicenna in Renaissance Italy: The Canon and Medical Teaching in Italian Universities After 1500. Princeton University Press. 1987. 423pp.

G. M. Wickens. Avicenna: Scientist and Philosopher: A Millenary Symposium. London: Luzac & Company. 1952. 128pp.

Robert Wisnovsky. Avicenna's Metaphysics in Context. Cornell University Press. 2003.

Robert Wisnovsky (editor). Aspects of Avicenna. Wiener Publishing. 2001. 182pp.


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  6. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.28)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.82)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.30)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.67)

  10. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.42)

  11. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.45)

  12. A Biographical Dictionary of Scientists (p.22)

  13. Biographical Dictionary of Psychology (p.21)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.13)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.100)

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