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al-Baghdadi, Abu ’l-Barakat (fl. c.1200–50)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-J008-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

A maverick philosopher, respected medical authority, and seemingly somewhat tempestuous individual, Abu ‘l-Barakat al-Baghdadi produced one voluminous work (the Kitab al-mu‘tabar) in which the philosophical views current in his day – principally associated with the name of Ibn Sina – were subjected to a penetrating analysis, and many interesting alternatives suggested. His most provocative ideas concern self-awareness, the physics of motion and the idea of time.

Citing this article:
Langermann, Y. Tzvi. al-Baghdadi, Abu ’l-Barakat (fl. c.1200–50), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-J008-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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