Averroism

or Av·er·rho·ism

[ av-uh-roh-iz-uh m, uh-ver-oh- ]
/ ˌæv əˈroʊ ɪz əm, əˈvɛr oʊ- /
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noun

the philosophy of Averroës, largely based on Aristotelianism and asserting the unity of an active intellect common to all human beings while denying personal immortality.

Origin of Averroism

First recorded in 1745–55; Averro(ës) + -ism

Related formsAv·er·ro·ist, Av·er·rho·ist, nounAv·er·ro·is·tic, Av·er·rho·is·tic, adjective

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Averroism

/ (ˌævəˈrəʊɪzəm, əˈvɛrəʊ-) /

noun

the teachings of Averroës
Derived FormsAverroist, nounAverroistic, adjective

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