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  • noun Any peripatetic philosopher belonging to a certain sect that appeared in Italy before the restoration of learning.


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From Averroes, one name of a celebrated Arabian philosopher who held the doctrine of monopsychism.


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  • The translator of the first Hebrew version of 1292, the Jewish Averroist Isaac Albalag, attached his own introduction and extensive notes to the text (Vajda 1960).

    Guess Who Was At The Party?

  • Both aspects of the Averroist project are in full evidence in his Philosophical Essays, a number of which are on logical matters.

    Arabic and Islamic Philosophy of Language and Logic

  • At the age of fourteen he left for Bologna, intending briefly to study canon law, but within two years he moved to Ferrara and shortly afterward to Padua, where he met one of his most important teachers, Elia del Medigo, a Jew and an Averroist Aristotelian.

    Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

  • This is extremely important, especially for distinguishing the Avicennan system from the Averroist.

    Arabic and Islamic Philosophy of Language and Logic

  • Ask one of them of what religion he is, he scoffingly replies, a philosopher, a Galenist, an [6648] Averroist, and with Rabelais a physician, a peripatetic, an epicure.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Narboni was a declared Averroist (see below, 9), but he might have tried to find in Ibn Bajja something in agreement with Averroes 'philosophical thought.

    Influence of Arabic and Islamic Philosophy on Judaic Thought

  • Albert explicitly rejects the Averroist view of the active intellect as itself a celestial intelligence, a single, separate substance which actualizes in the passive intellect phantasms supplied by individual human minds.

    Dante Alighieri

  • Albert is thus a likely conduit for seemingly Averroist elements in Dante's thought.

    Dante Alighieri

  • This has seemed to modern commentators to imply an Averroist view of the intellect as a separate, universal entity [Corti (1983), 3-37], and the lines which follow

    Dante Alighieri

  • However, as an Aristotelian, an Averroist, and a scientist, I fancy the following statements: "Plato's philosophical views are mostly false, and for the most part, they are evidently false; his arguments are mostly bad, and for the most part they are evidently bad."

    Don't get me started on Plato...


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