Averroism



the philosophy of Averroës, largely based on Aristotelianism and asserting the unity of an active intellect common to all human beings while denying personal immortality.
Historical Examples

In such a critical generation the words of Averroism found willing ears, and pupils who outran their teacher.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

The parties seemed to have changed when Averroism thus took the side of the church; but the change was probably due to compulsion.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3 Various

Such is, in brief, the history of Averroism as it invaded Europe from Spain.
History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science John William Draper

Under the designation of Averroism, there came into prominence the theories of Emanation and Absorption.
History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science John William Draper

Notwithstanding, Averroism was a fashionable cult in Venice.
Old Continental Towns Walter M. Gallichan

So, too, among the Jews who were then the leading intellects of the world, Averroism had been largely propagated.
History of the Conflict Between Religion and Science John William Draper

In the later middle ages free thought, combating the Thomistic system, inclined to Averroism.
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds

Renan, however, says that he merely tried to justify Averroism against the charge of heterodoxy.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various

noun
the teachings of Averroës

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