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Averroes: Tahafut al Tahafut: The Incoherence of the Incoherence

Averroes: Tahafut al Tahafut: The Incoherence of the Incoherence (New)

by Van Den Bergh, Simon

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Book ID: 9780906094563, 0906094569

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Gibb Memorial Trust 1954 rep. 1978 and 2008. Two volumes in one, translated, with an introduction, commentary and notes by Simon van den Bergh.

Ibn Rushd, known to Christian Europe as Averroes, came from Cordoba in Spain and lived from 1126 to 1198. He is regarded as the last great Arab philosopher in the Classical tradition, and, under the patronage of the Almohad ruler Abu Ya'quib Yusuf, was a very prolific one. The Tahafut al-Tahafut, written not long after 1180, is his major work and the one in which his original philosophical doctrine is to be found. It takes the form of a refutation of Ghazali's Tahafut al-Falasifa (The Incoherence of the Philosophers), a work begun in 1095 which attacked philosophical speculation and declared some of the beliefs of the Philosophers to be contary to Islam. Averroes sets his Aristotelian views in contrast with the Neo-Platonist ones attributed to the philosophers by Ghazali.

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