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3. Life
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In Chapter 6, Abū Bakr al-Rāzī

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Abū Bakr al-Rāzī earned his fame first and foremost as a physician; from the 6th/12th century onwards, some of his medical works were translated into Latin (Sezgin 1970 [*1: 274–294], Ullmann 1970 [*2: 128–135], Richter-Bernburg 1994 [*8: 377–392]). The few extant remains of his philosophical and scientific writings were collectively edited by Kraus in 1939. Any further material from al-Rāzī’s pen that has since been discovered belongs to the field of medicine. The most noteworthy case is al-Rāzī’s book on his Doubts on Galen (al-Šukūk ʿa…

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Hans Daiber, “3. Life”, in: Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2017

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