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Averroes, the Decisive Treatise: The Connection Between Islamic Religious Law and Philosophy transed. by Massimo Campanini (review)

Averroes, the Decisive Treatise: The Connection Between Islamic Religious Law and Philosophy... BOOK REVIEW Averroes, the Decisive Treatise: The Connection Between Islamic Religious Law and Philosophy. Edited and translated by Massimo Campanini. New Jersey, Gorgias Press, 2017. Pp. 134. Hardcover $ 117. ISBN 978-1-4632-0638-3 Reviewed by Chryssi Sidiropoulou Boğaziçi University sidiropu@boun.edu.tr Massimo Campanini offers a new translation of Averroes’s Fasl Al Maqal from the Arabic original, preceded by a substantial introduction to the text. The introduction, a kind of interpretative essay, attempts to clarify Ibn Rushd’s position on the relation between philosophy and religion, the genre to which the Fasl belongs and the format it utilizes, while also offering a fully blown and intriguing outline of the political, theological, cultural, and ideological debates in Andalusia during the Almohadic period. A large part of the 55 pages of this informative essay is dedicated to what Campanini considers to be Ibn Rushd’s view of language as a pluralistic means of expressing the same truth in multiple ways. According to Campanini, Averroes sees truth as standing at the intersection of alternative formulations. Campanini’s essay is divided into the following parts: 1. “The book and its title” (p. 1), 2. “Averroes Life and Works” (p. 3), 3. “The Meaning of Averroes’ Work” (p. 9), 4. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Averroes, the Decisive Treatise: The Connection Between Islamic Religious Law and Philosophy transed. by Massimo Campanini (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 68 (3) – Aug 8, 2018

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BOOK REVIEW Averroes, the Decisive Treatise: The Connection Between Islamic Religious Law and Philosophy. Edited and translated by Massimo Campanini. New Jersey, Gorgias Press, 2017. Pp. 134. Hardcover $ 117. ISBN 978-1-4632-0638-3 Reviewed by Chryssi Sidiropoulou Boğaziçi University sidiropu@boun.edu.tr Massimo Campanini offers a new translation of Averroes’s Fasl Al Maqal from the Arabic original, preceded by a substantial introduction to the text. The introduction, a kind of interpretative essay, attempts to clarify Ibn Rushd’s position on the relation between philosophy and religion, the genre to which the Fasl belongs and the format it utilizes, while also offering a fully blown and intriguing outline of the political, theological, cultural, and ideological debates in Andalusia during the Almohadic period. A large part of the 55 pages of this informative essay is dedicated to what Campanini considers to be Ibn Rushd’s view of language as a pluralistic means of expressing the same truth in multiple ways. According to Campanini, Averroes sees truth as standing at the intersection of alternative formulations. Campanini’s essay is divided into the following parts: 1. “The book and its title” (p. 1), 2. “Averroes Life and Works” (p. 3), 3. “The Meaning of Averroes’ Work” (p. 9), 4.

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 8, 2018

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