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The Resource Averroes, the decisive treatise : the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy, edited with an introduction by Massimo Campanini

Averroes, the decisive treatise : the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy, edited with an introduction by Massimo Campanini

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Averroes, the decisive treatise : the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy
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Averroes, the decisive treatise
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the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy
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edited with an introduction by Massimo Campanini
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  • ara
  • eng
Summary
The Decisive Treatise is perhaps the most controversial work of Averroes (Ibn Rushd, 1126-1198) and belongs to a trilogy (together with the Incoherence of the Incoherence and the Disclosure of the Proof Methods), which boldly represent the philosophical contribution to Islamic theology of this famous Andalusian commentator on Aristotle. The Decisive Treatise is a fatwa (a legal opinion) that the judge, Averroes, promulgated for his fellow Malikite jurists in order to demonstrate that the study of philosophy is not only licit from the point of view of religious law, but even mandatory for the skilled people. However, many subjects are dealt with in this comparatively short book: An epistemology aimed to show that philosophical truth and religious truth are not in contradiction; a sociology of knowledge pointing out that humans are classified in three classes (philosophers, theologians, common folk); a Qur'anic hermeneutics suggesting how to approach philosophically the Holy Book in agreement with religious requirements and linguistic rules. All in all, the Decisive Treatise is a political book insofar as, on the one hand, it displays a worried care for the welfare of an Islamic society troubled by internal strife, and, on the other, because it supports the cultural and religious politics of the Almohad caliphs Averroes served as judge and physician. It is controversial both for its flawed epistemology and for its borderline position between philosophy and theology. --
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1126-1198
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Averroës
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no index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1954-
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Campanini, Massimo
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Gorgias Islamic studies
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7
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  • Islam and philosophy
  • Islam
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Averroes, the decisive treatise : the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy, edited with an introduction by Massimo Campanini
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Translated from the Arabic
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Includes bibliographical references
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The book and its title -- Averroes' life and works -- The meaning of Averroes' work -- Being and language in the Decisive Treatise -- A sociology of language -- Averroes, the double truth and his heritage -- The Decisive Treatise on the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy
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ocn967920768
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24 cm.
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vii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781463206383
Lccn
2017000197
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)967920768
Label
Averroes, the decisive treatise : the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy, edited with an introduction by Massimo Campanini
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Arabic
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The book and its title -- Averroes' life and works -- The meaning of Averroes' work -- Being and language in the Decisive Treatise -- A sociology of language -- Averroes, the double truth and his heritage -- The Decisive Treatise on the connection between Islamic religious law and philosophy
Control code
ocn967920768
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 125 pages
Isbn
9781463206383
Lccn
2017000197
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967920768

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