AAP Publications


Aquinas,         Alfarabi,     Avicenna,   Averroes &  Maimonides

Prof. Richard C. Taylor

Marquette University &

member, De Wulf-Mansion Centre, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven

List of Publications  (of the last five years)

Translations and Edited Books

(1) The Judeo-Christian-Islamic Heritage. Philosophical and Theological Perspectives, Richard C. Taylor and Irfan Omar, eds. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2012. 

(2) Tolle Lege: Essays on Augustine and on Medieval Philosophy in Honor of Roland J. Teske, SJ

Richard C. Taylor, David Twetten, and Michael Wreen, eds. Milwaukee: Marquette University Press, 2011

(3) Averroes (Ibn Rushd) of Cordoba. Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle, Richard C. Taylor, trans. & intro., Therese-Anne Druart, subeditor.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009, cix, 498 p.

Articles, Chapters, and Contributions to Books in print

(4)  “Averroes on the Sharîʿah of the Philosophers,” for The Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Heritage: Philosophical and Theological Perspectives in the Abrahamic Traditions, Richard C. Taylor & Irfan Omar, eds. (Marquette University Press, Milwaukee, 2012), 283-304.

(5) “Primary Causality and ibdā‘ (creare) in the Liber de causis” Wahrheit und Geschichte. Die gebrochene Tradition metaphhyischen Denkens. Festschrift zum 7-. Geburtstag von Günther Mensching, hrsg. Alia Mensching-Estakhr and Michael Städtler ( Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012), 115-136.

(6) Conference report: “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs.’ Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes” Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 52 (2010) 313-315.

(7) Conference report: “Thomas d’Aquin et ses sources arabes : Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’,” Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 52 (2010) 297-305.

(8) “Averroes’ Philosophical Conception of Separate Intellect and God,” in La lumière de l’intellect : La pensée scientifique et philosophique d’Averrès dans son temps. ed. Ahmad Hasnawi (Leuven: Peeters 2011), pp. 391-404.

(9) “Philosophy” in the New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 4, Robert Irwin, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Pp. 532-63, 825-30.

(10) “Averroes” for Bartholomew’s World, The Medieval Thought Project, Stanford University, 2010 (http://bartholomew.stanford.edu/authors/averroes.html). Texts with brief introductions (2274 words); biography and philosophical narrative (3350 words).

(11) “Ibn Rushd / Averroes and ‘Islamic’ Rationalism,” in Medieval Encounters. Jewish, Christian and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue 15 (2009) 125-135. [Special issue on Al-Andalus: Cultural Diffusion and Hybridity, ed. Ivry Corfis].

(12) “Damas et Bagdad (VIIe-Xe siècle)” for Histoire de la philosophie, Jean-François

Pradeau, ed. (Paris: Seuil, 2009) pp. 162-178.

(13) “Ibn Rushd / Averroës” for Histoire de la philosophie, Jean-François

Pradeau, ed. (Paris: Seuil, 2009) pp. 179-186.

(14) “Intellect as Intrinsic Formal Cause in the Soul according to Aquinas and Averroes,” in The Afterlife of the Platonic Soul. Reflections on Platonic Psychology in the Monotheistic Religions, Maha El-Kaisy Friemuth and John M. Dillon, ed. (Leiden: Brill, 2009), pp. 187-220.

(15)  “Islam in the Transmission of Knowledge East to West,” Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures, Helaine Selin, ed. (Berlin & New York: Springer, 2008) pp. 721-730.  Available in print and also as online subscription resource.

(16) “Abstraction in al-Fârâbî,” Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 80 (2006) pp. 151-168. (published in 2007)

(17) “Intelligibles in act in Averroes,” in Averroès et les averroïsmes juif et latin. Actes du colloque tenu à Paris, 16-18 juin 2005, ed. J.-B. Brenet, (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007) 111-140.

(18) “Averroes: God and the Noble Lie,” in Laudemus viros gloriosos. Essays in  Honor of Armand Maurer, CSB, ed. R. E. Houser, (Notre Dame, IN:  University of Notre Dame Press, 2007) 38-59.

Articles, Chapters and Contributions to Books (in press or submitted)

(6) “Providence in Averroes,” submitted for a collection in honor of Carlos Steel.

(5) “Aquinas and ‘the Arabs’: Arabic / Islamic Philosophy in Thomas Aquinas's Conception of the Beatific Vision in his Commentary on the Sentences IV, 49, 2, 1" (16,600 words) accepted by The Thomist March 2012, in press.

(4) “Averroes on the Ontology of the Human Soul,” forthcoming in a special 2013 issue of Muslim World, Ayman Shihadeh, ed. (7200 words, in press)

(3) “Textual and Philosophical Issues in Averroes’ Long Commentary on the De Anima of Aristotle” in The Letter before the Spirit.The Importance of Text Editions for the Study of the Reception of Aristotle, Aafke M. I. van Oppenraaij and Resianne Smidt van Gelder-Fontaine, eds. (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming)

(2) “Aquinas and the Arabs: Aquinas’s First Critical Encounter with the Doctrine of Averroes on the Intellect, In 2 Sent. d. 17, q. 2, a. 1,” in Philosophical Psychology in Arabic Thought and the Latin Aristotelianism of the 13th Century, Luis X. López-Farjeat and Jörg Tellkamp, eds. (in press with Vrin, Paris) (29,764 words)

(1) “Themistius and the Development of Averroes’ Noetics,” in Soul and Mind. Medieval Perspectives on Aristotle's De Anima. Ame et Intellect. Perspectives antiques et médiévales sur le De Anima d'Aristote. Proceedings of the De Wulf-Mansion Centre Jubilee Conference (Louvain-la-Neuve - Leuven 14-17 February 2007), Jean-Michel Counet & Russell L. Friedman, ed. Peeters Publishers (Philosophes Médiévaux, LII), Leuven, 2012. (19,300 + words, in press).