Plato's Republic in the Islamic Context
New Perspectives on Averroes's Commentary
Scholars of medieval philosophy, ancient philosophy, Jewish studies, and the history of political thought more generally will find important insights in this volume. The anthology is also intended to provide the necessary background for teachers aiming to introduce Averroes's commentary into the classroom. With the Republic regularly appearing near the top of lists of the most frequently taught books in the history of philosophy, this volume shows how the most important medieval commentary on it deserves a place in the curriculum as well.
Section 1: Averroes and His Teachers
Imposing Alfarabi on Plato: Averroes's Novel Placement of the Platonic City
Ibn Bajja: An Independent Reader of the Republic
Josep Puig Montada
Section 2: Poetry, Philosophy, and Logic
Expelling Dialectics from the Ideal State: Making the World Safe for Philosophy in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic"
Music, Poetry, and Politics in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic"
Section 3: Law, Religion, and Philosophy
Averroes on Family and Property in the Commentary on Plato's "Republic"
Notes on Averroes's Political Teaching
Shlomo Pines (trans. Alexander Orwin)
The Shari?a of the Republic: Islamic Law and Philosophy in Averroes Commentary on Plato's "Republic"
An Indecisive Truth: Divine Law and Philosophy in the Decisive Treatise and Commentary on Plato's "Republic"
Section 4: Wisdom, Government, and the Character of the Political Community
Averroes between Jihad and McWorld
The Essential Qualities of the Ruler in Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic"
Rosalie Helena de Souza Pereira
Natural Perfection or Divine Fiat
Philosopher Kings and Counsellors: How Should Philosophers Participate in Politics?
Section 5: Averroes's Reception in Europe
Three Readings of Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic" in Medieval Jewish Thought
The Two Hebrew-into-Latin Translations of Averroes's Commentary on Plato's "Republic": Method, Motivation, and Context
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