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Lehrveranstaltungen Sommersemester 2018


Averroes’s Philosophical Theology and Its Graeco-Arabic Background

Sa. 10:00 bis 14:00 s.t. woch 21.04.2018 bis 19.05.2018 Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 (M) - M 207

Averroes of Cordoba (d. 1198), known in the Latin West as “the Commentator” of Aristotle, set out a sophisticated theory of God and the cosmic intelligences. His analysis unfolds as a meticulous exegesis of Aristotle, paying equal attention to textual -- or philological -- and philosophical detail, and further interweaving this exegesis with a subtle analysis of previous doctrines from both Greek (late ancient) and Arabic (medieval Islamic) Peripateticism. The seminar is offered in 4-hour compact sessions of discussion over the cross-lingual and transcultural tradition that is encapsulated in Averroes’s epitome of metaphysics. It consists of close reading of and commentary upon his overall hermeneutics in the area of pre-modern philosophical theology. Background knowledge of Aristotle’s philosophy required, with particular regard to the texts Aristotle's Physics, books 7-8, and book 12 of the Metaphysics.

Background knowledge of Aristotle's natural philosophy

term paper [9 ECTS-points]


by March 23th at DiGiovanni@lrz.uni-muenchen.de



Übung to Fortgeschrittenenseminar “Averroes’s Philosophical Theology and Its Graeco-Arabic Background”

Fr. 16:00 bis 20:00 c.t. woch woch 20.04.2018 bis 18.05.2018 Leopoldstr. 13,H1 - 1206