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al-Farabi

(ˈælfəˈrɑːbɪ)
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(Biography) Mohammed ibn Tarkhan. died 950, Muslim philosopher, physician, and mathematician, of central Asian origin
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AD 872-961), known in the West as Alfarabius, whose innovative analyses of the ethics of Aristotle surpassed all those of Western thinkers except Thomas Aquinas, was a Turk from what is now Kazakhstan, not an Arab.
Known as Alfarabius and Avennasar in the West, elements of Al Farabi's philosophy remained valid long after his death, especially his emphasis on the importance of mathematics and the sciences, the reliance on experimental methods, the integration of knowledge across subject areas, as well as the importance of values.
Tanto Alfarabius como Ibn Sina ensenaron que son diez los Intelectos que emanan de un Ser Necesario.