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The medical doctor, philosopher and jurist Ibn Rushd or Averroes , the greatest Arab commentator or Aristotle, is at home in Cordoba. He is busy writing a philosophical work, the Tabafut-al-Tabafut Destruction of Destruction "in which it is maintained, contrary to the Persian ascetic al-Ghazali, author of the Tahafutul-Falasifa Destruction of Philosophers , that the divinity knows only the general laws of the universe, those pertaining to the species, not to the individual. Themes and figures of Arab-Islamic culture are recurrent features of the work of Borges, who once proclaimed that the Thousand and One Nights was the Book of Books. Of all the writings he devoted to Arab-Islamic culture, "Averroes's Search" best represents his special relationship with that culture and, more particularly, with one of its unique facets: the world of al-Andalus.

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The medical doctor, philosopher and jurist Ibn Rushd or Averroes , the greatest Arab commentator or Aristotle, is at home in Cordoba. He is busy writing a philosophical work, the Tabafut-al-Tabafut Destruction of Destruction "in which it is maintained, contrary to the Persian ascetic al-Ghazali, author of the Tahafutul-Falasifa Destruction of Philosophers , that the divinity knows only the general laws of the universe, those pertaining to the species, not to the individual.

Themes and figures of Arab-Islamic culture are recurrent features of the work of Borges, who once proclaimed that the Thousand and One Nights was the Book of Books. Of all the writings he devoted to Arab-Islamic culture, "Averroes's Search" best represents his special relationship with that culture and, more particularly, with one of its unique facets: the world of al-Andalus.

Al-Andalus as depicted by Borges is the scene of an extraordinary spiritual adventure. It is a place where commentaries are written on Aritotle, "this Greek, fountainhead of all philosophy". Where people "exhaust the pages of Alexander of Aphrodisia".

Where scholars proudly examine rare manuscripts collected by princes who are passionate bibliophiles. Where questions of poetry and rhetoric are discussed with fervour.

Where an examination of the authenticity of "marvels" can turn into a discussion of the created or uncreated character of the Qur'an. Great intellectual receptivity, rich and contrasting characters, a profound respect for other people's freedom of opinion, conversation and the exchange of ideas raised to an art: these are the characteristics of the Andalusian elite as described by Borges. Averroes takes issue with another character in the story, Farach the theologian, by refusing to accept that "an excellent variety of the perpetual rose The viewpoint of the orthodox theologian, for whom a miracle is the very sign of divinity, can coexist with that of the rationalist.

In the person of Abulcasim the traveller Borges mischievously presents a kind of antithesis to the three other characters in the story--Farach the theologian, Abdalmalik the poet and Averroes himself. A down-to-earth, practical man, Abulcasim, whose "memory was a mirror of intimate cowardices," has a very different experience of the world from that of the men of ideas and convictions.

When asked to relate a marvel, he reflects that "the moon of Bengal is not the same as the moon of Yemen, but it may be described in the same words. Could it be the memory of other, less tolerant lands far from al-Andalus that explain this wariness? An unknown error has occurred.

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