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20 Quotes of Ibn Rushd: The Champion of Reason

Ibn Rushd was one of the most influential philosophers during his time and still remains one today for many people around the world. His philosophy is also highly regarded and has been referenced in various works such as those by Bernard Lewis, Sigmund Freud, and David Hume. His works were translated into Hebrew in 1290, and into Latin in 1485. He argues that philosophy should be studied alongside theology and jurisprudence rather than being seen as a separate discipline. Ibn Rushd is renowned for his commentaries on Aristotle. These commentaries were written in response to Al-Ghazali's "Incoherence of the Philosophers". He was an influential polymath whose writings influenced Christian, Jewish, and Islamic thought for centuries after his death. Following are some of Ibn Rushd’s quotes that provide insights into his views on creativity, intelligence, imagination, knowledge, society, etc. 1) “Man is not free from ignorance except when he knows that he is ignorant” 2)  “A s