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, d. 950, Islamic philosopher. He studied in Baghdad and later flourished in Aleppo as a sufi mystic (see Sufism). He died in Damascus. Al-Farabi was the author of an encyclopedic work drawn largely from Aristotle; he was one of the earliest Islamic thinkers to
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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.