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(ā`vəmpās, ä'vĕmpä`thā), Arabic Ibn Bajja, d. 1138, Spanish-Arab philosopher. Little is known of his life, but he was born in Zaragoza and died in Fès, Morocco. Developing the tradition of Islamic Aristotelian-Neoplatonism begun in the east by al-FarabiFarabi, al-
, d. 950, Islamic philosopher. He studied in Baghdad and later flourished in Aleppo as a sufi mystic (see Sufism). He died in Damascus. Al-Farabi was the author of an encyclopedic work drawn largely from Aristotle; he was one of the earliest Islamic thinkers to
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, Avemplace was the first important Spanish representative of this philosophy. Among his chief opinions was a belief in the possibility in the union of the human soul with the Divine, which later commentators found to be heterodox.
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Omar Khayyam, Al-Biruni, Ibn Bajjah (Avempace) were among the great men of science and literature.
Ilai Alon (1989) studies the etymology of the word 'nawabat' and shows how Farabi uses the word 'nawabat' in a negative sense, while Ibn Bajja (Avempace) has a positive attitude towards it.
Se trata de un pasaje de la Summa Contra Gentiles III, capitulo 41, donde Tomas expone la posicion de Avempace sobre el conocimiento abstractivo de lo separado.
The other three Erasmus Mundus projects involved in the event were Avempace II, co-ordinated by the Technical University of Berlin, in Germany; Dunia Beam, co-ordinated by Pavia University, in Italy; and Peace, co-ordinated by the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain.
Si en el prologo del Autodidacto Menendez Pelayo mencionaba la dificultad de traducir esta obra por pertenecer a la "misteriosa y secreta filosofia de misticos e iluminados", cuyos conceptos eran "no menos sutiles que los de Plotino y Proclo", y que, ademas, "nada hay mas semejante a las Eneadas que algunas paginas de Avempace, asi como ciertos pasajes del Autodidacto parecen literalmente traducidos de Jamblico" (323-43), Urbano iba mas alla y afirmaba poder demostrar el conocimiento de los filosofos neoplatonicos entre arabes y judios.
These philosophers include Alexander, Theophrastus, Themistius, and Avempace, in addition to Averroes, whom he treats as a primary source.
A classic polymath-philosopher, physician, astronomer, mathematician, and poet, Abu Bakr Mohammad Ibn Yahyah Ibn Al Sayigh Al Tujibi Ibn Bajjah, better known as Ibn Bajjah -- Avempace in the Latinised version -- was a master of logic.
From Ibn Rushd (Averroes) to Ibn Bace (Avempace), from Maimonides (Ibn Meymun) to Ibn Tufayl and Judah Halevi, a stellar array of Muslim and Jewish philosophers flourished in Islamic Spain.