Ibn Tufayl

Ibn Tufayl

(ĭ`bən to͞ofāl`), d. 1185/86?, 12th-century Spanish-Arab philosopher and physician, b. near Granada. His chief work was a philosophical romance, Hayy ibn Yaqzan, describing the development of a hermit, who, after long seclusion on an island, attains knowledge of the divine. He later comes into contact with a man trained in religion, the point of the work being the conflict between philosophy and religion. The book was translated into several European languages in the 17th cent. and was widely read. Ibn Tufayl, called Abubacer by Europeans, was famous as a physician.
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He does allude to the flourishing of philosophy in 9th- and 10th-century Baghdad, and he touches on its brief efflorescence in Cordoba in the time of Islamic philosophers Ibn Tufayl and Averroes.
The three achievement awards went to FundaciEn Ibn Tufayl de Estudios Eurabes, Banipal Publishing in London, and the Madrid-based Casa Eurabe.
KUWAIT, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- Dar Al-Athar Al-Islamiyyah on Monday hosted a lecture on the contributions of renowned Muslim philosopher, Ibn Tufayl, to European thought, as part of the French embassy's celebration of a Golden Jubilee of relations with Kuwait.
The ten chapters of the book focus on Hayy bin Yaqzan, the famous tale rewritten by Ibn Tufayl based on the original work of Avicenna, in which a young man who is born and grows up on a desert island deprived of company begins to understand his role in the cosmos and his relationship with God.
Although details of his early upbringing are obscure, Ibn Tufayl was part of a group of Arab philosophers who thrived in Spain, working for the governor of Ceuta and Tangier.
Al-Marrakusi incluye asimismo las biografias de Ibn Tufayl e Ibn Rusd, donde indica que Yusuf I mantenia discusiones con Ibn Rusd (Averroes) sobre la eternidad del mundo y que incluso instigo a ambos a hacer el comentario de las obras de Aristoteles (57); ademas, mando que se extractaran las obras de los principales filosofos clasicos (58).
Literary genres including poetry, fiction, romance and chivalry were influenced by Muslim authors, such as Ibn Tufayl of Spain who influenced Daniel Defoe's classic novel, "Robinson Crusoe.
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The story of Islamic philosophy; Ibn Tufayl, Ibn al-'Arabi, and others on the limit between naturalism and traditionalism.
An interesting addition, despite the evident differences, would have been a stylistic contextualization of the work from the perspective of the philosophical allegories in Islamic tradition, such as those of Ibn Tufayl (d.
The title of the novel is a translated phrase from a novel by medieval Islamic philosopher Ibn Tufayl about a boy who grows up in isolation but discovers "the same spiritual truths as the highest authorities in the world.
For much of his life, Ibn Tufayl served as an adviser and physician to the Almohad Sultan, Abu Ya'qub Yusuf of Morocco and Spain.