AverroŽs (Ibn Rushd): His Life, Works and Influence

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Oneworld, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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Born in 12th-century Muslim Spain, the philosopher Averroes was one of thehief commentators on Aristotle, and almost single-handedly responsible forringing Aristotelian thought to the Western world. His theories on religionnd reason, however, shocked many of his peers in the Islamic world, and heecame an outcast, banished from his country and reviled by his successors.e died in 1198, at the age of 72.;This is a comprehensive overview ofverroes's life and thoughts, covering everything from his role asristotelian thinker, to his position as the founding father of secularhought in Western Europe. In an accessible style, Majid Fakhry reviewsverroes's life not only within the context of his own time, but alsossesses his effect on today's philosophical thought.

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Contents

Life and works i
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Averroes and the Muslim Neoplatonists
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The critique of Asharite theology kalam
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Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Majid Fakhry is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He received his university education at the American University of Beirut, and the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured in Arabic Philosophy at the University of London: School of Oriental and African Studies, and was Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He was Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut.

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