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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 110
Professor
David Chalmers
Semester
Fall

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Averroes - how do u know a passage in the Quran is to be interpreted with its most straightforward meaning? Literal or figurative (metaphor/allegory)? - God gave humans reasoning. If the reasoning is used well, we shouldn't be led to error. - If a passage within the Quran goes against "demonstrative science" (mathematics, philosophy, whatever is most certain), then it is treated as figurative - Whenever it conflicts with you best knowledge or the best reasoning available, treat is at figuratively - Why are some translations as metaphors? Averroes says that God wants to hide some meanings from those that are not prepared for it, while pe
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