Natural sciences in the thought of Jabir ibn Hayyan

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Abstract Summary
When Islamic civilization dawned by the emerge of Islam in the seventh century AD, the seed of knowledge was fertilized in the Islamic realm and it was after about a century (i.e., the eighth century AD) that it yielded. This is the beginning of a period of flourishing of Islamic sciences, known as the Islamic golden age. This era is full of scholars who have sought for knowledge, and performed original scientific works. The study of nature was one of the branches of knowledge at that time, which had considerable progress in association with other branches of knowledge. But it should be noted that the science of nature among the golden age scholars was highly dependent upon their philosophical views on nature. One of the Muslim pioneers of this arena is Abu Musa Jabir ibn Hayyan, polymath and alchemist of the eighth century AD. Here we will explain the study of nature in the works of Jabir in terms of the concept of nature, and the principles and methodology of natural sciences.
Abstract ID :
HSS963
Submission Type
Chronological Classification :
Medieval
Self-Designated Keywords :
The Golden Age of Islam, Natural Sciences, Nature, Jabir ibn Hayyan

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Institute for the History of Natural Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Chinese Academy of Sciences

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