Ibn Tufayl: Living the Life of Reason by Taneli Kukkonen,

S. Harvey

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Chapter 1 situates IbnT. ufayl in the Almohad court where he served as personal physician and confidant to the prince, providing background for understanding the politics and theology of the times; and it offers a brief reconstruction of his biography and intellectual concerns. Chapters 3-7-with headings such as Nature, Soul, God-recount chronologically the exploits and intellectual development ofH. ayy Ibn Yaqz.n ("Living, Son of Wakeful" [ ix, 77]), over the first forty-nine years of his life as the sole human being on a paradise-like island
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-502
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the History of Philosophy
Issue number3,
StatePublished - 2016


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