980-1037: Ibn Sina (Avicenna)

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Ibn Sina, Latinized as Avicenna, is the most influential thinker of the Islamic Golden Age. The philosopher and physician from Bukhara refines al-Fārābī’s synthesis of Aristotle and Plato with Islamic theology. The succesful attempt has a tremendous impact on Muslim, Jewish and Western philosophers like Thomas Aquinas, who finds his own synthesis between Aristotle and Christian theology.