Commentary on Averrores – BBC

Abū l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn ʾAḥmad Ibn Rushd‎ (Latinized as Averroes), lived from 14 April 1126 – 10 December 1198. He was a Medieval Andalusian polymath who wrote profusely on logic, Aristotelian and Islamic philosophy, theology, the Maliki school of Islamic jurisprudence,  psychology, political and Andalusian classical music theory, geography and mathematics, Averroes is of great importance in Islamic philosophy for multiple reasons. He argued for the reconciliation of reason with revealed religion, pointing out passages from the Qu’ran to support his position. He was a powerful proponent of Astrology for the same reasons. He was accused of shirk or polytheism, for referring to the planets, and most particularly Venus, as if they were divine. He was exiled but eventually embraced back into court in Morroco.

2 thoughts on “Commentary on Averrores – BBC

  1. diegoraidiegorai says:

    Hey James. I think you got the birth or death date of Averrois wrong. Best

    Em 15 de mar de 2017 01:46, “The Classical Astrologer” escreveu:

    > P. James Clark posted: “https://youtu.be/HRO95GjGA6g Abū l-Walīd Muḥammad > Ibn ʾAḥmad Ibn Rushd‎ (Latinized as Averroes), lived from 14 April 1126 – > 10 December 1126. He was a Medieval Andalusian polymath who wrote profusely > on logic, Aristotelian and Islamic philosophy, theol” >

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