Investigating the Reasons of the Lack of Consideration to Averroes's Philosophy in Iran Focusing the Most Important Ideas of Some Scholars

Ghasem Rezaee, Mohammad Javad Safian

Abstract


Averroes, as one of the greatest philosophers following Aristotle who knows himself to be commitment to reason, has been never considered in Iran. This is done while Avicenna, his the other Aristotelian philosopher, has always been considered by Iranian scholars and his philosophy is considered as the only pure and genuine reading of Aristotle's philosophy. The reason of the lack of considering Averroes' thoughts in Iran are so profound and indicate his different approach to two concepts of religion and philosophy. Some scholars consider the nature of Averroes's thought to have significant differences with Avicenna's. Regarding this issue from their perspectives largely indicates the separation of ideas and thoughts between the east and west of Islamic world, while according to some others, such differences are meaningless and nobody can speak of any separation between the religious culture of the west and east of Islamic world. The claim of the present article is that the different ideas and heterogeneity of views between these two great Islamic philosophers enjoy more rational and historical support and legitimacy.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n9p535


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