Averroes' Natural Philosophy and its Reception in the Latin West

Averroes' Natural Philosophy and its Reception in the Latin West

Edited by Paul J. J. M. Bakker

In English and French.

Ibn Rushd (1126–1198), or Averroes, is widely known as the unrivalled commentator on virtually all works by Aristotle. His commentaries and treatises were used as manuals for understanding Aristotelian philosophy until the Enlightenment. Both Averroes and the movement commonly known as "Latin Averroism" have attracted considerable attention from historians of philosophy and science. Most studies focus on Averroes' psychology, particularly on his doctrine of the “unity of the intellect,” Averroes’ natural philosophy as a whole and its influence still remain largely unexplored. This volume aims to fill the gap by considering various aspects of Averroes’ natural philosophical thought and evaluating its impact on the history of philosophy and science between the late middle ages and the early modern period.

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