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Averroism

or Av·er·rho·ism

[ av-uh-roh-iz-uhm, uh-ver-oh- ]

noun

  1. 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.


Averroism

/ əˈvɛrəʊ-; ˌævəˈrəʊɪzəm /

noun

  1. the teachings of Averroës


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Derived Forms

  • ˌAverroˈistic, adjective
  • ˌAverˈroist, noun
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Other Words From

  • Aver·roist Aver·rhoist noun
  • Aver·ro·istic Aver·rho·istic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Averroism1

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

Renan, however, says that he merely tried to justify Averroism against the charge of heterodoxy.

In the later middle ages free thought, combating the Thomistic system, inclined to Averroism.

This was heresy, and indeed was the sum of what was called Averroism, the chief intellectual heresy of the thirteenth century.

Notwithstanding, Averroism was a fashionable cult in Venice.

Under the designation of Averroism, there came into prominence the theories of Emanation and Absorption.

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