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Legitimacy: The Caliphate and the State

Antony Black

in The West and Islam: Religion and Political Thought in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199533206
eISBN:
9780191714498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533206.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In Europe, separate states acquired legitimacy; in Islam the universal caliphate and 'umma retained the fullest respect. Muslim philosophers, not unlike Augustine and Hobbes, derived the need for the ... More


“I Became a Fable”

Karla Mallette

in Lives of the Great Languages: Arabic and Latin in the Medieval Mediterranean

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226795904
eISBN:
9780226796239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226796239.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The commentary on Aristotle’s Poetics by Ibn Rushd (Averroes) commentary was translated into Latin in 1256 by Hermannus Alemannus, and that commentary saw a fairly wide circulation in western Europe ... More


A Wahhabi Corpus in Motion

Michael Farquhar

in Circuits of Faith: Migration, Education, and the Wahhabi Mission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798358
eISBN:
9781503600270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798358.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter considers the content of teaching at the Islamic University of Medina, from the time of its founding and over the decades that followed. While IUM syllabuses were from the start strongly ... More


Averroes' Physics: A Turning Point in Medieval Natural Philosophy

Ruth Glasner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567737
eISBN:
9780191721472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567737.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

For the first time Averroes' physics is studied on the basis of all available texts and versions of his three commentaries on Aristotle's Physics, including texts that are extant only in Hebrew ... More


Natural Law: A Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Trialogue

Anver M. Emon, Matthew Levering, and David Novak

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198706601
eISBN:
9780191778469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706601.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Judaism

This book critically and constructively explores the resources offered for natural law doctrine by classical thinkers from three traditions: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic. The book is a trialogue ... More


Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Stephen R. Ogden

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book on the Muslim philosopher Averroes (Ibn Rushd) provides a detailed analysis of his (in)famous unicity thesis—the view that there is only one separate and eternal intellect for all human ... More


Averroes’ Unity Argument

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Since Chapter 2 claims that the Determinate Particular Argument is insufficient to establish the complete unicity thesis, this chapter explains Averroes’ other major proof, the Unity Argument (UA), ... More


Introduction

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter acquaints readers with Averroes’ famous unicity thesis—the view that there is only one separate and eternal intellect for all human beings—and considers its historical and ... More


The All-Or-Nothing Reading: Averroes (and Aquinas) on Aristotle’s DA III.4–5

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In order to understand Averroes on intellect, it is necessary to understand his primary source text, Aristotle’s De Anima, especially DA III.4–5. This chapter explains and defends Averroes’ reading ... More


Averroes’ Determinate Particular Argument

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Having set out Averroes’ textual arguments from Aristotle’s DA in Chapter 1, this chapter begins investigating Averroes’ independent philosophical arguments for the unicity thesis, focusing on the ... More


You Don’t Understand: Averroes’ Response to Aquinas

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the strongest philosophical arguments against Averroes’ unicity thesis, in particular, arguments by Thomas Aquinas based on a seemingly obvious fact: “This human being ... More


Averroes Against Avicenna and Aquinas: Individuation, Persistence, and the Afterlife

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In light of the main arguments directly for and against the unicity thesis, this chapter considers a final line of objection from Averroes against Avicenna’s and Aquinas’s wider alternative ... More


Conclusion

Stephen R. Ogden

in Averroes on Intellect: From Aristotelian Origins to Aquinas' Critique

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780192896117
eISBN:
9780191918575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896117.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This final chapter offers a brief conclusion to the preceding chapters on Averroes’ arguments—textual and philosophical, including both the DPA and UA—, in comparison with those of Aristotle, ... More


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