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Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan free pdf The Arabic philosophical fable "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan" is a classic of medieval Islamic philosophy. Ibn Tufayl (d. 1185), an Andalusian philosopher, tells of a happy child raised by a doe on an equatorial island who grows up to discover the truth about the world and his own place in it, unaided - but also unimpeded - by society, language, or tradition. Hayy's discoveries about God, nature, and man challenge the values of the culture in which the tale was written as well as those of every contemporary society. Translator Lenn E. Goodman's commentary places "Hayy Ibn Yaqzan" in its historical and philosophical context. The volume features a new preface and index, as well as an updated bibliography.

About Lenn E. Goodman

Lenn E. Goodman is professor of philosophy and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. His many books include The Case of the Animals vs. Man before the King of Jinn.

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Author : Lenn E. Goodman
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Data Published : 29 October 2009
ISBN : 0226303101
EAN : 9780226303109
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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