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08/06/2017 - 18:20hs

Syrian Club hosts lecture on Avicenna

Professor Jamil Iskandar of the Federal University of São Paulo will discuss the Middle Age philosopher and physician’s influence in the West.


The event is an initiative of the Arab Culture Center at the Syrian Sports Club

São Paulo – São Paulo’s Syrian Sports Club will host on Saturday (10), 4pm a lecture by professor Jamil Iskandar on the “Influence of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) in the West.” Admission is free.

Iskandar is a professor of History of Arab Medieval Philosophy at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). He holds a degree in Philosophy from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Paraná (PUC-PR), a master’s in Philosophy from PUC in São Paulo, and a doctorate degree in the same field from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and a PhD from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He translated Avicenna’s “The Origin and the Return” into Portuguese, in addition to having written several books.

The Persian physician and philosopher Ibn Sina (ca. 980 – 1.037 AD) was a seminal Middle Age thinker with widespread influence on philosophy, medicine and other fields of knowledge in the Arab and Islamic world as well as in the West. He wrote over 200 books on several topics, especially philosophy and medicine, most of them in Arabic.

The lecture is an initiative of the São Paulo club’s Arab Culture Center. The Syrian Sports Club will have its 100th anniversary in July.

Quick facts

Lecture “The influence of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) in the West,” with Jamil Ibrahim Iskandar
Saturday, June 10, 4 pm
Esporte Clube Sírio, Sala Palmira (Auditorium)
Av. Indianópolis, 1192, Planalto Paulista, São Paulo, SP
Free admission
For additional information please call the Club at +55 11 2189-8500

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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