Averroes Ibn Rushd His Life, Works and Influence By Fakhry Majid
Pages : 204
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the life, times, and achievements of Averroes, a twelfth-century Muslim philosopher whose ideas were so controversial that his books were burnt not once, but twice. A fascinating introduction that covers all the key issues and underlines the importance of Islamic philosophy as a vital ingredient in contemporary Western culture.
Born in 12th-century Muslim Spain, the philosopher Averroes was one of thehief commentators on Aristotle, and almost single-handedly responsible forringing Aristotelian thought to the Western world. His theories on religionnd reason, however, shocked many of his peers in the Islamic world, and heecame an outcast, banished from his country and reviled by his successors.e died in 1198, at the age of 72.;This is a comprehensive overview ofverroes's life and thoughts, covering everything from his role asristotelian thinker, to his position as the founding father of secularhought in Western Europe. In an accessible style, Majid Fakhry reviewsverroes's life not only within the context of his own time, but alsossesses his effect on today's philosophical thought.
About the Author
Majid Fakhry is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. He has been a lecturer in philosophy in Lebanon and the UK, as well as in the US. His publications include 'A History of Islamic Philosophy' and 'Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism: A Short Introduction'.