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Optics, astronomy, and logic : studies in Arabic science and philosophy

Author: A I Sabra
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, ©1994.
Series: Collected studies, CS444.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the appropriation of Greek science by scholars in the world of medieval Islam. This volume focuses on Ibn al-Haytham, one of the most influential figures of the 11th century, and on his  Read more...

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Sabra, A.I.
Optics, astronomy, and logic.
Aldershot, Hants ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, ©1994
(OCoLC)609226369
Online version:
Sabra, A.I.
Optics, astronomy, and logic.
Aldershot, Hants ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, ©1994
(OCoLC)621451545
Named Person: Alhazen; Alhazen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A I Sabra
ISBN: 0860784355 9780860784357
OCLC Number: 29847104
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. The appropriation and subsequent naturalization of Greek science in medieval Islam: A preliminary statement --
II. Ibn al-Haytham --
III. Explanation of optical reflection and refraction: Ibn al-Haytham, Descartes, Newton --
IV. Ibn al-Haytham's criticisms of Ptolemy's Optics --
V. The authorship of the Liber de crepusculis: an eleventh-century work on atmospheric refraction --
VI. The astronomical origin of Ibn al-Haytham's concept of experiment --
VII. The physical and the mathematical in Ibn al-Haytham's theory of light and vision --
VIII. Ibn al-Haytham's Lemmas for solving 'Alhazen's problem' --
IX. Psychology versus mathematics: Ptolemy and Alhazen on the moon illusion --
X. Sensation and inference in Alhazen's theory of visual perception --
XI. Form in Ibn al-Haytham's theory of vision --
XII. Thabit ibn Qurra on Euclid's parallels postulate --
XIII. Simplicius's proof of Euclid's parallels postulate.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS444.
Responsibility: A.I. Sabra.
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