Philosophy of Religion

: 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.

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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