Additional Reading

Copleston, Frederick. A History of Philosophy: Medieval Philosophy. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1962. Provides a good overview of medieval Islamic philosophy, and the contributions made by Averroës in particular.

Davidson, Herbert A. Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on Intellect: Their Cosmologies, Theories of Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. A significant study of the most important Arabic philosophers from the medieval period.

Hitti, Philip K. Makers of Arab History. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1968. This collection of popular biographies includes a lively introductory account of Averroës and his thought.

Kogan, Barry S. Averroes and the Metaphysics of Causation. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1985. A detailed analysis of Averroës’s theory of causation and his understanding of the nature of reality.

Leaman, Oliver. Averroes and His Philosophy. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. A helpful overview of the philosophy of this leading Arabic thinker.

Wahbah, Murad, et al., eds. Averroes and the Enlightenment. New York: Prometheus Books, 1996. Significant essays concentrate on Averroës’s influence on the Western philosophical tradition.

Watt, W. Montgomery. Islamic Philosophy and Theology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1962. A compact and still useful general account of Islamic philosophy that helpfully interprets Averroës’s place in that tradition.