Averroes’ Enlightenment legacy: ‘An intellectual earthquake’ — By Koert Debeuf on Qantara de |Greek philosophers and scientists came to Europe due to Arabic says the Writer | Listen to BBC discussion

Koert Debeuf, director of The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy posits that it is high time the West revised the exclusionary narrative of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and restored the historical truth to its rightful place What is the Muslim philosopher Averroes doing in the famous ″School of Athens″ fresco by the Italian…

Averroes – The Islamic Scholar Who Gave the West Modern Philosophy — By Robert Pasnau

By Robert Pasnau Although Thomas Aquinas and later philosophers owed Averroës a major intellectual debt, they also fiercely criticized his writings.The depiction above of the Islamic philosopher is a detail from the Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas in Santa Maria Novella, Florence. In the fourteenth-century fresco, Andrea di Bonaiuto placed Averroës with the heretics Sabellius and Arius in the…

Averroes and Maimonides: Mediators of Medieval Thought by (Late) Professor Mohamed Arkoun – Simerg com

Please click for “Mediators of Medieval Thought” by Mohamed Arkoun Source: Simerg com Related Posts from our Archives Film-’Out of Cordoba’: Averroes and Maimonides in their Times and Ours Can Muslim and Jewish narratives co-exist? – by Deborah Weissman, a Jewish educator New York exhibit highlights 1,001 Muslim innovations by Marium Sattar at Common Ground News Service A…

When Baghdad was centre of the scientific world:Islamic science had its heyday in the ninth century, thanks to Abū Ja’far al-Ma’mūn’s House of Wisdom, says Jim al-Khalili

Source: Guardian.co.uk ***** Jim Al-Khalili The Observer, Sunday 26 September 2010 Article history The Bab al-Sharqi district of Baghdad as it is today. Photograph: Wikipedia The Bab al-Sharji district in the centre of Baghdad derives its name, which means east gate, from the medieval fortifications of the city. These walls were probably built around the…

20 Bridge Builders in the History of Humanity – Council of Europe

In the context of its 20th Anniversary, the North-South Centre is organising an exhibition based on 20 personalities in the history of humanity who made a remarkable contribution to building bridges between cultures and civilisations and played a pionnier role in what is today called “intercultural dialogue”. Following the call for candidatures launched in September…