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Review: Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings

Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings by Muhammad Ali Khalidi

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Just as one must protect unskilled swimmers from perilous shores, people must be shielded from reading philosophical books.

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Aquinas and "the Arabs": Call for Papers for meetings at Marrakech & Rabat in March 2018

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the program is filled.


Rabat: 12-13 March 2018

Research Seminar Workshop on Ibn Rushd /Averroes

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Virtue, Happiness, & The Meaning Of Life

The sufi way is not enough

Averroes, AlKashf ‘an manāhij I.1.65-6, 117 (ed. Al-Jābirī, Beirut: 1997, emphasis mine):

و اما الصوفية فطرقم في النظر ليست طرقا نظرية أعني مركبة من مقدمات و أقيسة. و إنما يزعمون أن المعرفة الله و بغيره من الموجودات شيء يلقى في النفس عند تجريدها من العوارض الشهوانيه و اقبالها بالفكرة على المطلوب (…). و نحن نقول إن هذه طريقة وإن سلمنا وجودها فإنها ليست عامة للناس بماهم ناس. و لو كانت هذه الطريقة هي المقصودة بالناس لبطلت طريقة النظر و لكن وجودها بالناس عبثا. (…). نعم لسنا ننكر أن تكون إماتة الشهوات شرطا في صحة النظر مثلها تكون الصحة شرطا في ذلك لا أن إماتة الشهوات هي التي تفيد المعرفة بذاتها, وإن كانت شرطا فيها كما أن الصحة شرطا في التعلم, وإن كانت ليست مفبيد له


Diversity of discourse in Scripture

Averroes (d. 1198) explains why Scripture addresses its adherents in different ways in the Fasl al-Maqal, II.11-12, 15 (ed. Hourani, Leiden: 1959, emphasis mine): 14 more words


On Ibn Khaldoun and Comte (out of the clear blue sky)

Turkish politics in recent years has become like a volcano that is constantly grumbling and spewing gases and dust and that can erupt anytime, creating a big tremor with a lot of pain and destruction afterwards. 561 more words


Notes and comments on FB and Twitter. Part 31

Notes and comments on FB and Twitter. Part 31

She is relatively physically functional in the morning. Pains forces her to integrate her sofa. Then she confuses day and night as the days light lengthen. 740 more words


Happy Birthday, Averroes (Ibn Rushd)! By Eric Gerlach

890 years ago today, on April 14th, 1126, the great Islamic philosopher, theologian, political theorist and scientist Ibn Rushd, or as he is known by the Latinate version of his name in Europe, Averroes, was born. 543 more words

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