MEE : Qui était Ibn Rushd ? Le « pont » entre la philosophie islamique et occidentale

A 14th-century painting of Ibn Rushd by Florentine artist Andrea di Bonaiuto (Wikimedia)

L’érudit andalou a préservé la philosophie aristotélicienne et a laissé un héritage polymathique qui a influencé la Renaissance.

Ibn Rushd was a Muslim Andalusian polymath whose most notable contributions to philosophy were his commentaries on the Greek philosopher Aristotle, which would go on to inspire future European scholars.

Also referred to as Averroes, the Latinised version of his name, Abu al-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd was born in 1126 in the Spanish city of Cordoba, which at the time was part of the Almoravid Empire. LINK TO ARTICLE