Hektoen International

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Tag: Ibn Rushd (Averroes) medieval polymath

  • Ibn Rushd (Averroes), medieval polymath

    It is hard to know what to make of someone who has written books on philosophy, theology, medicine, astronomy, physics, law, and linguistics. In our time this would have been impossible. Not so in medieval Andalusia, where Ibn Rushd, now best known under his Latinized name of Averroes, never missed a day reading or writing…