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The Incoherence of the Incoherence

When discussing the difference between an agent by nature and an agent by will, it seems like God and knowledge should play key roles. God and nature seem to go hand and hand for Averroes. He...

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The Incoherence of the Incoherence

As is often the case in the thought of Averroes, the central propositions he discusses are derived from Aristotle. He follows Aristotle in identifying four causes of change: The material cause,...

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The Incoherence of the Incoherence

Averroes devotes a significant portion of the Incoherence of Incoherence to refuting the arguments of philosophers and theologians who contend that the universe had a beginning in time, and so God...

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The Incoherence of the Incoherence

Averroes is commenting on a line in Aristotle's De Anima, in which Aristotle says that actual knowledge is identical to the object of that knowledge (De Anima 431a). The meaning of this was...

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The Incoherence of the Incoherence

As in so many other aspects of his philosophy, Averroes' concept of God takes its point of departure from Aristotle. The ancient Greek philosopher argued that God was the “unmoved mover” on which...

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