Averroes (1126–1198)
Name generally used for Abul-Walid Mohammed ibnAhmad
ibn-Mohammed ibn-Rushd, one of the greatest Arabian
philosophers, and a commentator on the works of Aristotle.
He was born at Cordova and studied theology, mathematics,
medicine, jurisprudence, and philosophy. He traveled widely
and died in Morocco.
His writings greatly influenced Christian theologians, especially
Thomas Aquinas, who obtained copies of his writings as
a result of the Crusades. Averroes followed the concept of God
as the source of emanation of intelligence and suggested that
religious and philosophical truth may be in contradiction.