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Interpreting Averroes
Critical Essays

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Peter Adamson, Matteo Di Giovanni, Mokdad Arfa-Mensia, Ziad Bou Akl, Feriel Bouhafa, Paul Thom, Deborah L. Black, David Wirmer, Rotraud Hansberger, Joël Chandelier, Cristina Cerami, Peter Adamson, Frédérique Woerther
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  • Date Published: January 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107114883

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  • This volume brings together world-leading scholars on the thought of Averroes, the greatest medieval commentator on Aristotle but also a major scholar of Islam. The collection situates him in his historical context by emphasizing the way that he responded to the political situation of twelfth-century Islamic Spain and the provocations of Islamic theology. It also sheds light on the interconnections between aspects of his work that are usually studied separately, such as his treatises on logic and his legal writings. Advanced students and scholars will find authoritative and insightful treatments of Averroes' philosophy, tackled from multiple perspectives and written in a clear and accessible way that will appeal to those encountering his work for the first time as well as to anyone looking for new critical approaches to Averroes and his thinking.

    • Provides an understanding of the full range of Averroes' philosophy and of how parts of his thought interrelate, without presupposing any expertise on the reader's part
    • Features numerous leading scholars who present authoritative and insightful treatments, from various points of view, of Averroes' achievement
    • Approaches Averroes in the context of twelfth-century Islamic Spain, not just as a source for Christian and Jewish philosophy
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    • Date Published: January 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107114883
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Peter Adamson and Matteo Di Giovanni
    1. Averroes philosopher of Islam Matteo Di Giovanni
    2. Dogmatics, theology, and philosophy in Averroes Mokdad Arfa-Mensia
    3. Averroes on juridical reasoning Ziad Bou Akl
    4. Averroes' corrective philosophy of law Feriel Bouhafa
    5. Averroes' logic Paul Thom
    6. Constructing Averroes' epistemology Deborah L. Black
    7. Averroes on knowing essences David Wirmer
    8. Averroes and the 'internal senses' Rotraud Hansberger
    9. Averroes on medicine Joël Chandelier
    10. Averroes' natural philosophy as science of nature Cristina Cerami
    11. Averroes on divine causation Peter Adamson
    1​2. Averroes' goals in the Paraphrase (Middle Commentary) of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Frédérique Woerther.

  • Editors

    Peter Adamson, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen
    Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He has published numerous volumes including The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy (Cambridge, 2004) and Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays (Cambridge, 2013).

    Matteo Di Giovanni, Providence College, Rhode Island
    Matteo Di Giovanni is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Providence College, Rhode Island. Among his publications are various studies on Andalusian philosophy and the Syro-Arabic tradition of Greek Aristotelianism, and a monograph on Averroes entitled Averroè (2017).

    Contributors

    Peter Adamson, Matteo Di Giovanni, Mokdad Arfa-Mensia, Ziad Bou Akl, Feriel Bouhafa, Paul Thom, Deborah L. Black, David Wirmer, Rotraud Hansberger, Joël Chandelier, Cristina Cerami, Peter Adamson, Frédérique Woerther

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