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The Improvement of Human Reason

by Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik Ibn Tufail

"The Improvement of Human Reason" by Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik Ibn Tufail is a timeless philosophical work that beckons the mind to wander through the corridors of enlightenment and reason. Imagine a world where the quest for knowledge leads a solitary individual on an intellectual odyssey, unraveling the mysteries of existence and the human condition. In this profound exploration, Ibn Tufail introduces us to Hayy, an abandoned child raised by a gazelle on a deserted island. Isolated from human society, Hayy is left to decipher the intricacies of life, existence, and truth through his innate intellect. A world of observation and solitude shapes his perception, guiding him towards the ultimate pursuit of understanding the cosmos and humanity. As Hayy's understanding of the world deepens, he grapples with the dichotomy of reason and revelation, intellect and faith. The book delves into the depths of philosophical thought, touching upon themes of self-discovery, the limits of human knowledge, and the interplay of reason and spirituality. Ibn Tufail's masterful storytelling weaves a narrative that not only captivates but challenges the reader to reflect on the essence of human nature and the power of intellectual growth. "The Improvement of Human Reason" beckons seekers of wisdom to embark on a philosophical journey, where the boundaries of reason are pushed, and the brilliance of the human mind is celebrated.

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English

Original Language

Arabic

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1160CE

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Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Malik Ibn Tufail (Latinized as Abubacer Aben Tofail) was an Arab Andalusian Muslim polymath: a writer, Islamic philosopher, Islamic theologian, physician, astronomer, and vizier....

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