In his lecture and accompanying text, philosopher Ali Benmakhlouf elaborates on Andalusian philosophy and the thoughts of Averroës.
Islam has always been a very diverse culture, strengthened by acculturation and by coming in contact with other cultures. Philosophers from the golden age of Islam such as Al Farabi, Averroës, Avicenna... are founders of a culture based on reason and sciences. Why is it important to give attention to these forgotten thinkers? For the final part of this online series, French-Moroccan philosopher Ali Benmakhlouf will elaborate on Andalusian philosophy and the thoughts of Averroës.
The lecture and text will be available as June 29 on the websites of Crosstalks and Moussem. The lecture of Ali Benmakhlouf is in French, but subtitled in Dutch and English. The text will be available in French, Dutch and English.
Part of Critical Thinking within Islam, a series of talks presented by VUB Crosstalks and Moussem. Contrary to common perception, Islam has been nurtured and questioned throughout history by philosophers and dissidents, and to this day lives a fascinating culture of debate that is at odds with the delusion of a 'pure', unchanging religion. The series features a range of great thinkers whose lectures and essays offer remarkable insights into a rich philosophical and intellectual tradition.
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