- The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy
- The Late Ancient Background to Medieval Philosophy
- Greek Philosophy
- Arabic Philosophy and Theology before Avicenna
- Avicenna and Afterwards
- Averroes and Philosophy in Islamic Spain
- Medieval Jewish Philosophy in Arabic
- Jewish Philosophy in Hebrew
- Latin Philosophy to 1200
- Latin Philosophy, 1200–1350
- Latin Philosophy, 1350–1550
- Medieval Philosophy after the Middle Ages
- Logical Form
- Logical Consequence
- Meaning: Foundational and Semantic Theories
- Mental Language
- States of Affairs
- Parts, Wholes and Identity
- Material Substance
- Mind and Hylomorphism
- Body and Soul
- Scepticism and Metaphysics
- Freedom of the Will
- Moral Intention
- Virtue and Law
- Natural Law
- Arguments for the Existence of God
- Philosophy and the Trinity
Abstract and Keywords
Averroes and philosophy in Islamic Spain constitute a unitary article in the history of philosophy. Averroes makes up a unity with philosophy in Islamic Spain, or, as it is called, Andalusian philosophy. This article notes that the structure of substances, the position of philosophy with regard to revelation and its function in society, represented, back then, the main focuses of Andalusian philosophy in metaphysics, rational theology, and political philosophy. They all run through Averroes's predecessors and culminate in Averroes, thus making the philosophical debate fundamentally one and coherent. Major figures in this debate are Ibn Bājja (Avempace), Ibn Ṭufayl (Abubacer), and Ibn Rushd (Averroes).
Matteo Di Giovanni (Yale University) works on the Aristotelian tradition in Arabic philosophy. He is author of ‘Substantial Form in Averroes’s Long Commentary on the Metaphysics’ (2011) and ‘Averroes and the Logical Status of Metaphysics’ (2011).
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