Averroes

Andrea di Bonaiuto | native_name = | birth_date = | birth_place = Qurṭubah, Al-Andalus, Almoravid Empire | death_date = | death_place = Marrakesh, Almohad Caliphate | era = Medieval, Islamic Golden Age | region = Islamic philosophy | school_tradition = Aristotelianism | main_interests = Islamic theology, philosophy, Islamic jurisprudence, medicine, astronomy, physics, linguistics | notable_ideas = Relation between Islam and philosophy, non-contradiction of reason and revelation, unity of the intellect | other_names =
The Commentator
(The Grandson) |Relatives=Ibn Rushd al-Jadd (grandfather)}} Ibn Rushd (}}; full name in ; 14 April 112611 December 1198), often Latinized as Averroes ( ), was an Andalusian polymath and jurist who wrote about many subjects, including philosophy, theology, medicine, astronomy, physics, psychology, mathematics, Islamic jurisprudence and law, and linguistics. The author of more than 100 books and treatises, his philosophical works include numerous commentaries on Aristotle, for which he was known in the Western world as ''The Commentator'' and ''Father of Rationalism''.

Averroes was a strong proponent of Aristotelianism; he attempted to restore what he considered the original teachings of Aristotle and opposed the Neoplatonist tendencies of earlier Muslim thinkers, such as Al-Farabi and Avicenna. He also defended the pursuit of philosophy against criticism by Ashari theologians such as Al-Ghazali. Averroes argued that philosophy was permissible in Islam and even compulsory among certain elites. He also argued scriptural text should be interpreted allegorically if it appeared to contradict conclusions reached by reason and philosophy. In Islamic jurisprudence, he wrote the ''Bidāyat al-Mujtahid'' on the differences between Islamic schools of law and the principles that caused their differences. In medicine, he proposed a new theory of stroke, described the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease for the first time, and might have been the first to identify the retina as the part of the eye responsible for sensing light. His medical book ''Al-Kulliyat fi al-Tibb'', translated into Latin and known as the ''Colliget'', became a textbook in Europe for centuries.

His legacy in the Islamic world was modest for geographical and intellectual reasons. In the West, Averroes was known for his extensive commentaries on Aristotle, many of which were translated into Latin and Hebrew. The translations of his work reawakened western European interest in Aristotle and Greek thinkers, an area of study that had been widely abandoned after the fall of the Western Roman Empire. His thoughts generated controversies in Latin Christendom and triggered a philosophical movement called Averroism based on his writings. His unity of the intellect thesis, proposing that all humans share the same intellect, became one of the best-known and most controversial Averroist doctrines in the West. His works were condemned by the Catholic Church in 1270 and 1277. Although weakened by condemnations and sustained critique from Thomas Aquinas, Latin Averroism continued to attract followers up to the sixteenth century. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 1994
L'accordo della legge divina con la filosofia /

: Translation of : Faṣl al-maqāl fīmā bayna al-sharīʻah wa-al-ḥikmah min al-ittiṣāl. : V-173-[26] p. ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 8821178552

Tahafot At-Tahafot /

: Translation of : تهافت التهافت.‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪ : pages ; 24 cm.

Published 1942
Traite decisif (Facl el-maqal) sur l'accord de la religion et de la philosophie, suivi de l'appendice (Dhamima) /

: At head of title : Ibn Rochd (Averroës) : 1 pages, xxii, 50 (i.e. 90) pages ; 19 cm.

Published 1977
Averroës' three short commentaries on Aristotle's "Topics," "Rhetoric," and "Poetics" /

: xi, 206 pages ; 24 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 0873952081

Published 1983
Averroes' Middle commentaries on Aristotle's Categories and De interpretatione /

: xx, 193 pages ; 22 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 0691072760

Epítome de Física : filosofía de la naturaleza /

: 270 pages ; 25 cm. : Bibliography : pages 255-263. : 8400066936

Tahafut al-tahafut = The incoherence of the incoherence /

: pages ; 24 cm

Talkhīṣ kitāb al-Qiyās /

: Title on pages [4] of cover : Middle commentary on Aristotle's Prior analytics.
Title on added title page : Averrois cordubensis in Aristotelis Priorum analiticorum libros. : 394, 43 pages ; 30 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Published 1979
Talkhīṣ kitāb al-Jadal /

: Title on added title page : Commentarium medium in Aristotelis Topica. : 264, 53 pages ; 28 cm. : Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Published 1981
Talkhīṣ kitāb al-ʻIbārah /

: Title on pages [4] of cover : Middle commentary on Aristotle's de Interpretione [sic] : 130, 16 pages ; 28 cm. : ludes bibliographical references.

Talkhīṣ kitāb al-Maqūlāt /

: Title on added title page : Averrois cordubensis commentarium medium in Aristotelis Categorias.
Title on page [4] of cover : Middle commentary on Aristotle's Categories. : 160, 19 pages ; 28 cm.

Published 1982
Talkhīṣ Kitāb al-burhān /

: Title on added title page : Averrois cordubensis in Aristotle Posteriorum analiticorum libros. : 191, 23 pages ; 28 cm. : 9770100455

Tafsir ma baʻd at-tabiʻat /

: Cover title, volume 1-2 : Averroès : Tafsīr Ma ba'd aṭ-ṭabī'at (Grand commentaire de la Métaphysique) [Title in Arabic
Text in Arabic, with commentary and criticism in French.
"A commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics". : volume <1-2> ; 25 cm.

Published 1950
Talkhīṣ Kitāb al-nafs /

: Text in Arabic and Introdustion also in English. : 62, 188 pages : ill. ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references.

Published 1964
Manāhij al-adillah fī ʻaqāʼid al-millah /

: 259 pages ; 23 cm.

Published 1960
Talkhīṣ al-khaṭābah /

: Title on added t.p.: Averroïs paraphrases in librorum Rhetoricorum Aristotelis, recognovit et adnotatione critica auxit ʻAbdurraḥmān Badawi. : 15, 343 pages ; 24 cm.

Tahafot at-Tahafot /

: Includes indexes.
Title on page 1 : Tahafut al-tahafut. Title page and introductory material in French ; text in Arabic. : xl, 679 pages ; 24 cm.

Published 1939
Kitāb al-Kullīyāt /

: Added title page and intro. in Spanish. : 375 pages in various pagings : facsims ; 27 cm.

Published 1986
Talkhīṣ Kitāb al-shiʻr /

: Title on added title page : Averrois cordubensis commentarium medium in Aristotelis De arte poetica liber. : 158, 17 pages ; 29 cm. : Includes bibliographical references. : 9770109053
0936770082

Tahāfut al-tahāfut /

: volume <1> ; 24 cm.

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