ADELARD Bathonian( scholastic philosopher and translator of Arabic, one of the foremost English scientists in 12.)
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ADELARD BATHONIAN (Adelard of Bath), scholastic philosopher and translator of Arabic, one of the outstanding British scientists 12 in. Was famous for his knowledge of Arabic philosophy, which had a significant influence on thinkers who sought to carry out synthesis of traditional Christianity and modern secular learning. Adelard himself believed that religion and science are incompatible with each other. Treatise Adelarda "most difficult problems of natural science" (Perdifficiles quaestiones naturales), published after 1472, contains the results of the study undertaken by the Arab Thought. Adelard translated the astronomical tables of al-Khwarizmi and the Arabic treatise on astronomy, in addition, he owned the works of such popular medieval instruments as the astrolabe and the abacus. The main philosophical work Adelarda - a dialogue on identity and different "(De eodem et diverso), where the allegory examines the controversy between nominalists and realistic.