Ibn Rushd, recognized to Christian Europe as Averroes, got here from Cordoba in Spain and lived from 1126 to 1198. he's considered as the final nice Arab thinker within the Classical culture, and, lower than the patronage of the Almohad ruler Abu Ya'quib Yusuf, was once a really prolific one. The Tahafut al-Tahafut, written no longer lengthy after 1180, is his significant paintings and the only during which his unique philosophical doctrine is to be discovered. It takes the shape of a refutation of Ghazali's Tahafut al-Falasifa (The Incoherence of the Philosophers), a piece started in 1095 which attacked philosophical hypothesis and declared a number of the ideals of the Philosophers to be contary to Islam. Averroes units his Aristotelian perspectives against this with the Neo-Platonist ones attributed to the philosophers through Ghazali.
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