Ibn Rushd (Averroes) and Meno's Paradox

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Birgül M.

Usul İslam Araştırmaları, no.10, pp.141-154, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: Usul İslam Araştırmaları
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.141-154
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Sophistical rejection that by means of Plato's Meno discussed in the history of philosophy and called with the same name, especially is an im portant discussion area in respect of epistemology. Firstly, this paradox was discussed by Plato in Meno, and later Aristotle examined it, too. Ibn Rushcl who handled this paradox in the light of Aristotelian epistemology, particularly, taking into consideration Al- Farabi's conceptualization, exarnined this problem in detail. In this short paper, we will try to study Ibn Rushd's analysis regarding this dilemma.