Ibn Hazm

Ibn Hazm s In existographies, Ibn Hazm (994-1064) (CR:3) was an Andalusian poet, philosopher, and polymath noted for his early scientific-themed ideas on soul theory.

The Ring of the Dove
In circa 1022, Hazm penned his The Ring of the Dove, a treatise on love, where, among other things, he stated expounds on a type of Plato-stylized love as the fusion of souls type of logic, admixture with physics: [2]

“The union of souls is a thousand times more beautiful than that of bodies.”

“The lover’s soul is ever-seeking for the other, striving after it, searching it out, yearning to encounter it again, drawing it to itself it might be as a magnet draws the iron.”

Canadian scholar Robert Perry (1979) groups Hazm, and his “The Dove’s Neck Ring”, with Goethe’s 1809 Elective Affinities, French writer Stendhal’s crystallization process themed 1822 “On Love” treatise, Ovid’s “Ars Amatoria, Andreas Capellanus’ “De Amore”, among others, as one of the earliest treatises on the "science of love". [2]

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes:

“The earth is spherical despite what is popularly believed. The proof is that the sun is vertical to a particular spot on earth.”
— Ibn Hazm (c.1050) [3]

1. (a) Thims, Libb. (2007). Human Chemistry (Volume Two) (pg. 379). Morrisville, NC: LuLu.
(b) The Ring of the Dove – Wikipedia.
(c) Hazm, Ibn. (1022). The Ring of the Dove: a Treatise on the Art and Practice of Arab Love (translator: A.J.Arberry) (Ѻ). Luzac & Co.
2. Perry, Robert G. (1979). “The Science of Love in the Middle Ages, the Romantic Period, and Our Own Time” (pdf), MA thesis, Comparative Literature, University of British Columbia.
3. Salah, Abeer. (2015). One Giant Step for Mankind: One Verse at a Time (pg. 61). Cedar Graphics.

External links
Ibin Hazm – Wikipedia.

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