Averroè fra fiqh e filosofia. La ragione araba nel limbo

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Why did Averroes’ in uence on Arabo-Islamic culture stop after his death until the 19th century? Why have attempts to recall him, between the early 20th century and today, failed to counteract the fundamentalists’ ascendancy on Arabo-Islamic societies? This paper tries to nd an answer to these questions, rst in Averroes’ biogra- phy and his work as a judge, then in his Decisive Treatise, his most circulated book and greatest achievement. I was able to highlight several instances of the separation between reason and reality, the main factor behind the failure of both Averroes’ experience in the Arabo-Islamic cultural context of the past and of the attempts to re- vive his in uence in modern times. This separation is still affect- ing the Arabo-Islamic culture today. Taking it into account can open new perspectives on the comparison/dialogue between Western and Arabo-Islamic philosophies.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] Averroè between fiqh and philosophy. Arab reason in limbo
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)133-150
Numero di pagine18
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016


  • Averroè
  • analisi del testo
  • filosofia islamica
  • sharia


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