- 1126?–98, Arab philosopher in Spain.
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At all events, so he was interpreted by Averroes and later by Aquinas.Dante: His Times and His Work
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But in Averroes's theory of the material intellect they have none.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
Bruno refers here to Averroes, and especially to Plotinus, v. ch.Giordano Bruno
James Lewis McIntyre
He was the most eminent predecessor of Ibn Rushd or Averroes.
An admirer of Aristotle, he was one of the teachers of Averroes.
- Arabic name ibn-Rushd. 1126–88, Arab philosopher and physician in Spain, noted particularly for his attempts to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Islamic religion, which profoundly influenced Christian scholasticism
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Word Origin and History for averroes
Latinization of name of Ibn Rushd (1126-1198) Arab philosopher and physician of Spain and Morocco.
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- Arab physician and philosopher, born in Spain. He is best known for his commentaries on Aristotle.
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