Averroes Essay by The Research Group

Averroes
Examines the life and thought of the 12th Century Spanish Islamic interpreter of Aristotle and his differences with Thomas Aquinas.
# 19980 | 1,575 words | 7 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 01, 2003 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Religion and Theology (Islam) , Philosophy (History)


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"The purpose of this research is to examine the life and work of Averroes, a medieval Spanish Arab scholar also called ibn Rushd (Roshd) or Abu Al-Wal-Id Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Muhamiad ibn Rushd (Roshd). The plan of the research will be to set forth biographical information on Averroes so as to place him in historical and intellectual context, and then to suggest reasons that knowledge and understanding of his work have importance for the modern period.

Averroes was born in 1126 in Cordoba, Spain, and died in 1198.1 A Muslim, he is now as he was in medieval Europe best known as a 12th-century commentator on Aristotle. Indeed, he is commonly referred to, notably by Thomas Aquinas, who wrote in the 13th century, as the Commentator. Averroes was representative of various Islamic schools of thought that sought to interpret ..."

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