Did Maimonides Recommend Reading Averroes’ Commentaries on Aristotle?, 2021
By: Steven Harvey
Title Did Maimonides Recommend Reading Averroes’ Commentaries on Aristotle?
Type Article
Language English
Date 2021
Journal Jewish Studies Quarterly
Volume 28
Issue 2
Pages 159–190
Categories Maimonides, Commentary
Author(s) Steven Harvey
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)
An article published in 2016 by Doron Forte claimed that the universally cited version of the concluding bibliographical section of Maimonides' letter to the translator of the Guide of the Perplexed, Samuel Ibn Tibbon, is both late and corrupt (Jewish Studies Quarterly 23). This claim entails that Maimonides did not recommend Averroes' commentaries on Aristotle in the letter. The current paper argues against this claim. It comprises seven considerations: two philological (based on testimonia Forte chose to ignore), two terminological and three just common sense. I present these considerations as complementary, one supporting the other, that together make clear that the most-often cited version of the letter is very old, the most reliable and likely the most authentic version. In fact, current evidence now points to Ibn Tibbon as the translator of this version, which shows that Maimonides indeed recommended Averroes' commentaries in this letter.

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Averroes and Maimonides on Equivocal Terms in the Qur’ân and the Torah, 2019
By: Terence J. Kleven
Title Averroes and Maimonides on Equivocal Terms in the Qur’ân and the Torah
Type Article
Language English
Date 2019
Journal The Muslim World
Volume 109
Issue 4
Pages 615–626
Categories Maimonides, Theology
Author(s) Terence J. Kleven
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Philosophy and the Metaphorical Interpretation of Religious Texts in Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas, 2019
By: Francisco J. Romero Carrasquillo
Title Philosophy and the Metaphorical Interpretation of Religious Texts in Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas
Type Article
Language English
Date 2019
Journal The Muslim World
Volume 109
Issue 4
Pages 627–647
Categories Maimonides, Thomas, Theology, Relation between Philosophy and Theology
Author(s) Francisco J. Romero Carrasquillo
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Translator(s)

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The Literary Corpus of Maimonides and Averroes, 2008
By: Sarah Stroumsa
Title The Literary Corpus of Maimonides and Averroes
Type Article
Language English
Date 2008
Journal Maimonidean Studies
Volume 5
Pages 223–241
Categories Maimonides, Surveys
Author(s) Sarah Stroumsa
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Philosophy and Exegesis in al-Fārābī, Averroes, and Maimonides, 2008
By: Carlos Fraenkel
Title Philosophy and Exegesis in al-Fārābī, Averroes, and Maimonides
Type Article
Language undefined
Date 2008
Journal Laval théologique et philosophique,
Volume 64
Pages 105–125
Categories al-Fārābī, Maimonides
Author(s) Carlos Fraenkel
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Maimonides, Averroes, and Samuel Ibn Tibbon on a Skandalon of Medieval Science, 2008
By: Carlos Fraenkel
Title Maimonides, Averroes, and Samuel Ibn Tibbon on a Skandalon of Medieval Science
Type Article
Language English
Date 2008
Journal Aleph. Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Volume 8
Pages 195–212
Categories Maimonides, Cosmology, Tradition and Reception
Author(s) Carlos Fraenkel
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Averroes, Maimónides y la crisis en la comunidad judía medieval, 2005
By: Ahmed Chahlane
Title Averroes, Maimónides y la crisis en la comunidad judía medieval
Type Article
Language Spanish
Date 2005
Journal Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía
Volume 22
Pages 111–123
Categories Tradition and Reception, Maimonides
Author(s) Ahmed Chahlane
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

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Maimonides on Divine Knowledge. Moses of Narbonne's Averroist Reading, 2002
By: Charles H. Manekin
Title Maimonides on Divine Knowledge. Moses of Narbonne's Averroist Reading
Type Article
Language English
Date 2002
Journal American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 76
Pages 51–74
Categories Averroism, Maimonides
Author(s) Charles H. Manekin
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Religion and Philosophy in Maimonides, Averroes, and Aquinas, 2002
By: Joseph A. Buijs
Title Religion and Philosophy in Maimonides, Averroes, and Aquinas
Type Article
Language English
Date 2002
Journal Medieval Encounters
Volume 8
Pages 160–183
Categories Theology, Maimonides, Aquinas
Author(s) Joseph A. Buijs
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Averroes and Maimonides on Equivocal Terms in the Qur’ân and the Torah, 2019
By: Terence J. Kleven
Title Averroes and Maimonides on Equivocal Terms in the Qur’ân and the Torah
Type Article
Language English
Date 2019
Journal The Muslim World
Volume 109
Issue 4
Pages 615–626
Categories Maimonides, Theology
Author(s) Terence J. Kleven
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

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Averroes, Maimónides y la crisis en la comunidad judía medieval, 2005
By: Ahmed Chahlane
Title Averroes, Maimónides y la crisis en la comunidad judía medieval
Type Article
Language Spanish
Date 2005
Journal Anales del Seminario de Historia de la Filosofía
Volume 22
Pages 111–123
Categories Tradition and Reception, Maimonides
Author(s) Ahmed Chahlane
Publisher(s)
Translator(s)

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Did Maimonides Recommend Reading Averroes’ Commentaries on Aristotle?, 2021
By: Steven Harvey
Title Did Maimonides Recommend Reading Averroes’ Commentaries on Aristotle?
Type Article
Language English
Date 2021
Journal Jewish Studies Quarterly
Volume 28
Issue 2
Pages 159–190
Categories Maimonides, Commentary
Author(s) Steven Harvey
Publisher(s)
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An article published in 2016 by Doron Forte claimed that the universally cited version of the concluding bibliographical section of Maimonides' letter to the translator of the Guide of the Perplexed, Samuel Ibn Tibbon, is both late and corrupt (Jewish Studies Quarterly 23). This claim entails that Maimonides did not recommend Averroes' commentaries on Aristotle in the letter. The current paper argues against this claim. It comprises seven considerations: two philological (based on testimonia Forte chose to ignore), two terminological and three just common sense. I present these considerations as complementary, one supporting the other, that together make clear that the most-often cited version of the letter is very old, the most reliable and likely the most authentic version. In fact, current evidence now points to Ibn Tibbon as the translator of this version, which shows that Maimonides indeed recommended Averroes' commentaries in this letter.

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Maimonides on Divine Knowledge. Moses of Narbonne's Averroist Reading, 2002
By: Charles H. Manekin
Title Maimonides on Divine Knowledge. Moses of Narbonne's Averroist Reading
Type Article
Language English
Date 2002
Journal American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly
Volume 76
Pages 51–74
Categories Averroism, Maimonides
Author(s) Charles H. Manekin
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Maimonides, Averroes, and Samuel Ibn Tibbon on a Skandalon of Medieval Science, 2008
By: Carlos Fraenkel
Title Maimonides, Averroes, and Samuel Ibn Tibbon on a Skandalon of Medieval Science
Type Article
Language English
Date 2008
Journal Aleph. Historical Studies in Science and Judaism
Volume 8
Pages 195–212
Categories Maimonides, Cosmology, Tradition and Reception
Author(s) Carlos Fraenkel
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Philosophy and Exegesis in al-Fārābī, Averroes, and Maimonides, 2008
By: Carlos Fraenkel
Title Philosophy and Exegesis in al-Fārābī, Averroes, and Maimonides
Type Article
Language undefined
Date 2008
Journal Laval théologique et philosophique,
Volume 64
Pages 105–125
Categories al-Fārābī, Maimonides
Author(s) Carlos Fraenkel
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Philosophy and the Metaphorical Interpretation of Religious Texts in Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas, 2019
By: Francisco J. Romero Carrasquillo
Title Philosophy and the Metaphorical Interpretation of Religious Texts in Averroes, Maimonides, and Aquinas
Type Article
Language English
Date 2019
Journal The Muslim World
Volume 109
Issue 4
Pages 627–647
Categories Maimonides, Thomas, Theology, Relation between Philosophy and Theology
Author(s) Francisco J. Romero Carrasquillo
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Religion and Philosophy in Maimonides, Averroes, and Aquinas, 2002
By: Joseph A. Buijs
Title Religion and Philosophy in Maimonides, Averroes, and Aquinas
Type Article
Language English
Date 2002
Journal Medieval Encounters
Volume 8
Pages 160–183
Categories Theology, Maimonides, Aquinas
Author(s) Joseph A. Buijs
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The Literary Corpus of Maimonides and Averroes, 2008
By: Sarah Stroumsa
Title The Literary Corpus of Maimonides and Averroes
Type Article
Language English
Date 2008
Journal Maimonidean Studies
Volume 5
Pages 223–241
Categories Maimonides, Surveys
Author(s) Sarah Stroumsa
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