Abu ‘l-Barakat al-Baghdadi: Outline of a Non-Aristotelian Natural Philosophy

Abu ‘l-Barakat al-Baghdadi: Outline of a Non-Aristotelian Natural Philosophy

Abū 'l-Barakāt al-Baghdādā (flourished in the 11th-12th centuries in Baghdad) was a scholar of the Arabic-Islamic tradition. An original philosopher and respected medical authority, he is well known by his Al-Kitāb al-Mu'tabar, a philosophical essay in which he submitted some of the fundamental concepts of natural philosophy to a penetrating analysis. He suggested in it many interesting alternatives that found an echo in modern developments in physics, such as his ideas about the physics of motion and the concept of time.

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