Chapter Two (The Spirit and The Soul )

The Soul According to Ibn-Rushd

Ibn-Rushd defines the soul as: ”The foremost perfection of a normal mechanical body” which is the same as Aristotle’s and the previous philosophers. The foremost perfection is distinguished from the last perfections which are the deeds and emotions that follow the foremost one and springs from it. The meaning of perfection differs according to the various parts of the soul- the vegetarian, the sensitive, the imaginary, and the articulating. These forces, however, differ in their deeds as well as their topics and issues.