Interpreting Averroes : Critical Essays
Adamson, Peter (EDT)
Di Giovanni, Matteo (EDT)
Cambridge Univ Pr 2020/08
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2018. This volume brings together world-leading scholars on the thought of Averroes. 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.
Brings together world-leading scholars on Averroes, most famous as a commentator on Aristotle but also a major figure in Islamic law. Engages with all aspects of his philosophy from multiple perspectives and treats him in the context of twelfth-century Islamic Spain as well as of Christian and Jewish philosophical traditions.
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 Joel 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 Frederique Woerther.