[av-uh-roh-iz-uh m, uh-ver-oh-]
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.
Related formsAv·er·ro·ist, Av·er·rho·ist, nounAv·er·ro·is·tic, Av·er·rho·is·tic, adjective
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Notwithstanding, Averroism was a fashionable cult in Venice.
In such a critical generation the words of Averroism found willing ears, and pupils who outran their teacher.
The parties seemed to have changed when Averroism thus took the side of the church; but the change was probably due to compulsion.
Such is, in brief, the history of Averroism as it invaded Europe from Spain.
Under the designation of Averroism, there came into prominence the theories of Emanation and Absorption.
British Dictionary definitions for averroism
Derived FormsAverroist, nounAverroistic, adjective
the teachings of Averroës
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