Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

14 Apr 2021  Wed

Averroes- also known as Ibn Rushd was an influential Islamic religious philosopher who integrated Islamic traditions with ancient Greek thought.

At the request of the Almohad caliph Abu Ya?qub Yusuf, he produced a series of summaries and commentaries on most of Aristotle’s works (1169–95) and on Plato’s Republic, which exerted considerable influence in both the Islamic world and Europe for centuries.

He was known in the western world as The Commentator and Father of rationalism. Ibn Rushd also served as a chief judge and a court physician for the Almohad Caliphate.

His legacy in the Islamic world was modest for geographical and intellectual reasons. Averroes was a prolific writer and his works, according to Fakhry, "covered a greater variety of subjects" than those of any of his predecessors in the East, including philosophy, medicine, jurisprudence or legal theory, and linguistics.

To honour him Spain Postal Department has issued a stamp of value of 1.20 Spanish Peseta.

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