By Simon Van den Bergh

Ibn Rushd, recognized to Christian Europe as Averroes, got here from Córdoba in Spain and lived from 1126 to 1198. he's considered as the final nice Arab thinker within the Classical culture, and, below the patronage of the Almohad ruler Abu Ya'quib Yusuf, was once a really prolific one. The Tahafut al-Tahafut, written now not lengthy after 1180, is his significant paintings and the single within which his unique philosophical doctrine is to be chanced on. It takes the shape of a refutation of Ghazali's Tahafut al-Falasifa (The Incoherence of the Philosophers), a piece all started in 1095 which attacked philosophical hypothesis and declared many of the ideals of the Philosophers to be opposite to Islam. Averroes units his Aristotelian perspectives against this with the Neo-Platonist ones attributed to the philosophers via Ghazali. released within the UNESCO choice of nice Works less than the auspices of the Gibb Memorial belief and the overseas fee for the interpretation of significant Works.

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