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Philosophy, ethics, and virtuous rule

Charles E. Butterworth

Philosophy, ethics, and virtuous rule

a study of Averroes" Commentary on Plato"s "Republic"

by Charles E. Butterworth

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Published by American University in Cairo Press in Cairo, Egypt .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plato,
  • Averröes, 1126-1198 -- Political and social views

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesal-Falsafah, al-akhlāq, wa-al-ḥukm al-fāḍil.
    Statementby Charles E. Butterworth.
    SeriesCairo papers in social science ;, v. 9, monograph 1 (Spring 1986), Cairo papers in social science ;, v. 9, monograph 1.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC71.P6 B88 1986
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 96 p. ;
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2085680M
    ISBN 109774241398
    LC Control Number88125797
    OCLC/WorldCa16248403

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