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Does occasionalism collapse into pantheism?

Averroes (d. 1198) has a sound argument that it does.  The context is his Long Commentary (ed. Bouyges, Beirut: 1990) on Aristotle’s Metaphysics IX.3, where Aristotle is addressing the Megarian thesis that there are no inactive potencies i.e., powers or abilities to do stuff. 526 more words


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I’m so excited to show you my new website after my first one, at gorilahutan.blogspot.com . I know, the blog’s url itself sounds funny to you? 285 more words



From Islam Q&A – https://islamqa.info/en/130484

What is the belief of Imam Ibn Rushd, and what was the true nature of his difference of opinion with Imam Abu Haamid al-Ghazaali? 2,174 more words


Happy birthday, Averroes!

On this day in 1126, ʾAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad Ibn ʾAḥmad Ibn Rušd, better known to western Scholastics as Averroes, was born. In addition to writing short and long commentaries on Aristotle’s logical and physical works, he also wrote defenses of Aristotelian philosophy, as well as other, non-philosophical, works. 47 more words

Happy Birthday, Averroes (Ibn Rushd)!

890 years ago today, on April 14th, the great Islamic philosopher, theologian, political theorist and scientist Ibn Rushd (1126 – 1198) was born, or as he is known via Latin in Europe, Averroes.   490 more words

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Averroes and Arachne

This year, my A to Z theme is names from The Divine Comedy, the great masterwork of the incredible Dante Alighieri, one of the greatest works of literature of all time. 451 more words

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Esse extraneum: on Emanuele Coccia's Sensible life: a micro-ontology of the image. (Gerardo Muñoz)

La vita sensibile (2011) is Emanuele Coccia’s first book to be translated into English. Rendered as Sensible Life: a micro-ontology of the image (Fordham U Press, 2016), it comes with an insightful prologue by Kevin Attell, and it belongs to the excellent “Commonalities” series edited by Timothy Campbell. 2,053 more words