Some Considerations on Averroes’ Views Regarding Women and Their Role in Society

  title={Some Considerations on Averroes’ Views Regarding Women and Their Role in Society},
  author={Catarina Belo},
  journal={Journal of Islamic Studies},
  • C. Belo
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Islamic Studies
Traditional view on women have been the subject of much debate with some studies offering a comprehensive overview of the problem. The present study contributes to the discussion by focusing on a Muslim philosopher, Averroes (Ibn Rushd, d. 1198) known in medieval Europe as an Aristotelian commentator. Modern research shows him as a philosopher in his own right. The originality of his veiws on women would place him in that category. This study examines Averroes’ view on women against the… 
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