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Ten underappreciated philosophers of the Islamic World [timeline]

The philosophical contribution of Islamic culture often goes unacknowledged, and when it is recognized, it is often reduced to a discussion of Islamic influence on European philosophy, especially in the medieval period. In this timeline, Peter Adamson, author of the History of Philosophy series, highlights ten underappreciated figures of the Islamic world, during and well beyond the medieval era.

Featured image: Iranian glazed ceramic tile work, from the ceiling of the Tomb of Hafez in Shiraz, Iran. Province of Fars. Photo by Pentocelo. CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons. 

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  1. notaracistguy

    yes because white people hide about the great people of muslim. many inventions was made by Muslim scholar and scientist but white people really great at copying and hiding the proof.

  2. Grainne Dalton

    notaracistguy now you know how women feel – all the best inventions and discoveries robbed by men

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