Averroes: Scholar of Classical and Islamic Philosophy

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The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, Jul 15, 2016 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
The man we call Averroes was one of the great thinkers of the Muslim world during the Middle Ages. An accomplished physician and judge, Averroes is most renowned for writing comprehensive commentaries on Aristotle, ranging from short paraphrases of the great Greek philosopher’s words to lengthy, line-by-line analyses approachable by only the most learned scholars. In time, Averroes’s commentaries introduced Europe, which had been plunged into the Dark Ages, to the breadth of Greek philosophy. As one of the greatest interpreters of Aristotle, Averroes and his work forged a crucial link between ancient and modern thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
The Development of the Islamic World
12
The Education of Averroes
31
Philosophy and Islam
47
Law and Medicine
64
Remembering Averroes
78
Timeline
98
Glossary
99
For More Information
101
For Further Reading
105
Bibliography
108
Index
109
Back Cover
113
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