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or A·ver·rho·ës  (ə-vĕr′ō-ēz′, ăv′ə-rō′ēz) also Ibn Rushd (ĭb′ən ro͝osht′) 1126-1198.
Spanish-Arab philosopher, jurist, and physician. He is well known for his commentaries on Aristotle, which exerted a strong influence on medieval Christian theology.


(Biography) Arabic name ibn-Rushd. 1126–88, Arab philosopher and physician in Spain, noted particularly for his attempts to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with Islamic religion, which profoundly influenced Christian scholasticism


or A•ver•rho•ës

(əˈvɛr oʊˌiz)

1126?–98, Arab philosopher in Spain.
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Noun1.Averroes - Arabian philosopher born in Spain; wrote detailed commentaries on Aristotle that were admired by the Schoolmen (1126-1198)
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[beaucoup plus grand que] S'il doit sa celebrite universelle a la philosophie, a travers notamment ses commentaires sur Aristote - d'ou son titre de [beaucoup moins que] passeur [beaucoup plus grand que] de l'heritage philosophique grec a l'Occident - Abu al-Walid Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Muhammad Ibn Rushd (1126-1198), egalement connu sous le nom latin d'Averroes, est tout aussi celebre pour son savoir en medecine.
The treatise on Aristotle's Metaphysics by Abu I-Walid Muhammad Ibn Rushd (1126-1198) known in the West as Averroes, is considered one of the most important of the transmissions, through Arabic, of the works of Aristotle to scholars in Europe.
THE DEFINITIVE STATEMENT By Abu'l Walid Muhammad ibn Rushd Translated from the Arabic by Jim Colville Published by Kegan Paul International ISBN: 0 7103 06431 price 65.00 [pounds sterling] hardback