Ian James Kidd

: Ibn-Rushd on the obligation to philosophise

Texts and Courses

Primary Texts

  • The Decisive Treatise (excerpted in D.E. Cooper and P.S. Fosl, eds., Philosophy: The Classic Readings)

Secondary Texts for Instructor

  • Taylor, Richard C. (2000) ‘“Truth Does Not Contradict Truth”: Averroes and the unity of truth’, Topoi 19: 3-16.
  • Taylor, Richard D. (2005) ‘Averroes: Religious Dialectic and Aristotelian Philosophical Thought’, in Peter Adamson and Richard C.

Daoism, dao, and metaphor

Texts and Courses

Primary Texts

  • Daodejing, ch.1

Secondary Texts for Instructor

  • Victoria Harrison, ‘Seeing the dao: Conceptual metaphors and the philosophy of religion’, Religious Studies 51 (2015): 307-322.

Suggested Courses

  • TBD

Overview

Daoism is the philosophy of the Way (dao), but an immediate problem is that, as the famous opening lines of the Daodejing tells us, dao ‘cannot be spoken of’.

Ibn-Tufayl and the state of nature

Texts and Courses

Primary Texts

  • Hayy Ibn Yaqzan (excerpted in D.E. Cooper and P.S. Fosl, eds., Philosophy: The Classic Readings)

Secondary Texts for Instructor

  • Montada, Josef Puig, ‘Philosophy in Andalusia: Ibn Bājja and Ibn Țufayl’, in Peter Adamson and Richard C. Taylor (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), 155-179.
  • Steitieh, Dalal Malhas, ‘Ibn Tufayl’, in Joy A.
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