• The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy
    Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 68 (3): 659-660. 2006.
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    Ethics, Faith, and Reason
    International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 21 (1): 51-54. 1987.
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    Averroes and the Philosophical Account of Prophecy
    Studia Graeco-Arabica 8 287-304. 2018.
    Prophecy is conspicuous by its complete absence from all three of the commentaries on De Anima by Averroes. However, prophecy and philosophical metaphysics are discussed by him in his Commentary on the Parva Naturalia, a work written before his methodological work on philosophy and religion, the Faṣl al-maqāl, generally held to have been written ca. 1179-1180. The analyses and remarks of Averroes presented in that Commentary have been characterized by Herbert Davidson as “extremely radical” to t…Read more
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    The Agent Intellect as 'form for us' and Averroes Critique of Al Farabi
    Tópicos: Revista de Filosofía 29 29-51. 2005.
    Este artículo explica la comprensión de Averroes sobre el entendimiento humano y la abstracción en estos tres comentarios al De Anima de Aristóteles. Mientras que las visiones de Averroes sobre la naturaleza del intelecto material humano cambian a través de tres comentarios hasta que alcanza su famosa visión de la unidad del intelecto material como uno para todos los seres humanos, su visión del intelecto agente como 'forma para nosotros' se sostiene a través de estas obras. En su Gran comentari…Read more
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    The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2004.
    Philosophy written in Arabic and in the Islamic world represents one of the great traditions of Western philosophy. Inspired by Greek philosophical works and the indigenous ideas of Islamic theology, Arabic philosophers from the ninth century onwards put forward ideas of great philosophical and historical importance. This collection of essays, by some of the leading scholars in Arabic philosophy, provides an introduction to the field by way of chapters devoted to individual thinkers or groups, e…Read more
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    The "Liber de Causis": . A Study of Medieval Neoplatonism
    Dissertation, University of Toronto (Canada). 1982.
    The Kalam fi mahd al-khair, generally known in the West as the Liber de causis, is a small collection of propositions devoted, for the most part, to a consideration of the First Cause and the higher realities of Medieval and Ancient Metaphysics. While this work appears not to have had great influence in the Islamic Philosophical milieu, its Twelfth Century Latin translation played a fundamentally important role in the formation of Western Medieval thought and came to be adopted as part of the Me…Read more
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    A collection of five essays in which the religious experiences and activities of individuals, communities, and cultures are seen as preeminently rational responses to reality. Of interest to students and scholars of technology and philosophy
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    Why marriage?
    Free Inquiry 23 (3): 49. 2003.
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    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 662
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 85 (4). 2011.
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    The Muslim philosopher Ibn Rushd or, as he is known in the West, Averroes, is unique in the history of philosophy. He represents the culmination of one philosophical tradition in an Islamic cultural context, and he may perhaps also be considered chief initiator of another in the Latin Christian cultural context.
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    Personal Immortality in Averroes' Mature Philosophical Psychology
    Documenti E Studi Sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale 9 87-110. 1998.
    L'A. esamina in particolare il Commento grande al De anima. In primo luogo evidenzia l'insegnamento averroista in relazione al tema dell'intelletto e dell'individuo, in secondo luogo esamina alcune proposizioni relative all'immortalità dell'anima individuale, ma sottolinea la difficoltà di conciliare tali affermazioni di Averroè con la dottrina dell'intelletto. L'ultima parte dello studio propone un esame critico del recente studio di O.N. Mohammed, Averroes, Aristotle, and the Qur'an on Immorta…Read more
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    Averroes on psychology and the principles of metaphysics
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 36 (4): 507-523. 1998.
    Averroes asserts in his Long Commentary on the De Anima and in his Long Commentary on the Metaphysics that principles of the science of metaphysics are established in the science of psychology. In psychology, human intellectual understanding is found to require the separate agent intellect for the coming to be of knowledge. The analysis of human psychology establishes that intellect must exist and must be separate from the human being in existence. Moreover there exists potency in those things c…Read more
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    After a very brief introduction, Davidson begins with an informed and detailed account of the views of Aristotle and his major commentators, whose writings had enormous influence on the development of the medieval traditions. Davidson's account is supplemented with a critical exposition of the relevant teachings from the Plotiniana Arabica, from al-Kindi, and from a treatise on the soul attributed to Porphyry in the Arabic tradition. Impressive as all this is, it is simply stage setting for Davi…Read more
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    Introduction: Aquinas and the Arabic Philosophical Tradition
    American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2): 191-193. 2014.