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al-Sarakhsī, Aḥmad ibn al-Ṭayyib

  • Peter AdamsonEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1151-5_457-2

Abstract

Aḥmad ibn al-Ṭayyib al-Sarakhsī (c. 835–899) was a ninth-century polymath and student of the more famous al-Kindī. He worked in a number of fields, including philosophy, geography, refined literature (adab), and scientific areas such as medicine and astrology. His writings are almost entirely lost, and it is thus unclear to what extent his philosophical output went beyond transmitting the thought of his master al-Kindī.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentLMU MunichMunichGermany