IN DEFENCE OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF PHILOSOPHY: AL-BAGHDĀDĪ'S CRITIQUE OF IBN AL-HAYTHAM'S GEOMETRISATION OF PLACE

@article{ElBizri2007INDO,
  title={IN DEFENCE OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF PHILOSOPHY: AL-BAGHDĀDĪ'S CRITIQUE OF IBN AL-HAYTHAM'S GEOMETRISATION OF PLACE},
  author={Nader El-Bizri},
  journal={Arabic Sciences and Philosophy},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={57 - 80}
}
  • N. El-Bizri
  • Published 12 February 2007
  • Philosophy
  • Arabic Sciences and Philosophy
This paper investigates the objections that were raised by the philosopher ‘Abd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī (d. ca. 1231 CE) against al-Ḥasan ibn al-Haytham’s (Alhazen; d. after 1041 CE) geometrisation of place. In this line of enquiry, I contrast the philosophical propositions that were advanced by al-Baghdādī in his tract: Fī al-Radd ‘alā Ibn al-Haytham fī al-makān (A refutation of Ibn al-Haytham’s place), with the geometrical demonstrations that Ibn al-Haytham presented in his groundbreaking… 
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