Meh, A raghead’s a raghead no matter which👳🏻♂️👳🏽♂️‼️
No matter whether he’s Muslim or Jewish?
The guy on the right side is Jewish. Does that change your opinion?
Oops🤭 my mistake the guy on the “Right”, is “all Right”👍🏼
They’re both more than “all right,” they’re some of the most intelligent people of the medieval era, regardless of their respective religions.
qmast, I’ll take your word for it, if either had any literary writing skill & talent they received from their creator, did either acknowledge that❓
Averroes is awesome! I still remember my Mom teaching me about him in my high school years. One of the most interesting guys if you love history and politics.
Reading Ibn Rushd’s Commentaries is a must for any serious student of Aristotelianism
I agree, but unfortunately his commentaries are relatively scarce in English. I would really like to read one on Metaphysics or Physics if it exists. Currently it looks like his commentary on De Anima seems to be the easiest one to find in English from my time on Amazon...I mean my extensive professional research. I guess for now I’ll have to stick with Aquinas’ commentaries since he often responds to what Averroes and Avicenna said in their respective commentaries/writings.
I picked Maimonides because I’ve studied him and I’ve never studied the other guy
You should look him up, his original name is Ibn Sina and he was an incredible guy with a ton of great insight into philosophy, theology, medicine, and science.
Oh wait, I thought this said Avicenna for a second, my mistake, I was thinking of someone else.
Skinner, what was your overall opinion of Maimonides outside of a comparison to another philosopher?
QM, to be fair, they’re both very similar both in art and their thought so your mistake is understandable. 😂
It may have just been wishful thinking, you already know that I’m a huge Avicenna fan 😂
Poor Averroes. Many Muslims in his day didn’t like him and and many of his ideas were condemned by the Church. Now in 2019 you have people only choosing him because they thinks he’s Avicenna. 😂
On top of that, there are great paintings of St. Thomas Aquinas triumphing over the poor guy...
Don’t make me feel bad about it! 😂 to be fair, I still went with Ibn Rushd just simply because I’m more familiar with his work than I am with that of Maimonides, nothing against him either though.
Speaking of which, I was actually lucky enough to get to visit Maimonides birthplace in Córdoba which was fascinating to see
Actually, now that I think about it, I saw Ibn Rushd’s birthplace as well which is also in Córdoba! They have statues of them both sitting and holding a book on each respective spot. It’s an amazing city if you ever get the chance to visit.
Okay, now that is really cool!
I was just reading Maimonides. 😎
Very cool! Which work were you reading?
I was reading him as part of a commentary on some prayers. I know some people that really love Rambam.
Philosopher poll: On the left picture is Averroes (Ibn Rushd). Averroes was a Muslim-Aristotelian philosopher who is most famous for his extensive commentaries on the works of Aristotle. In the West, he was most known as “The Commentator” by Scholastic philosophers such as Thomas Aquinas.
On the right picture is Maimonides, also known as Moses ben Maimon, and Rabbi Moses. Maimonides was most famously a Jewish-Aristotelian philosopher and Torah scholar. Arguably his most famous and important work is the “Guide for the Perplexed” which seeks to reconcile Jewish theology with Aristotelian philosophy.
This is somewhat tough but I prefer Rabbi Moses. I much prefer his Aristotelian perspective to that of Averroes, though I’m just starting to read his guide to the perplexed. However, if this poll was Avicenna versus Rabbi Moses I would certainly choose Avicenna, no question.