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124 E Washington, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 | 734.585.5567 | firstname.lastname@example.org | M-Th 10-9 | Fri & Sa 10-10 | Sun 10-7
Come discuss the amazing tale of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan from 12th century Andalusia. Read the book and join us for good chats and treats.
Meeting is held at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
This event is open to the public. Participants are encouraged to read the novel prior to the meeting. We will be reading the translation by Lenn Goodman published by Chicago University Press which will be discounted (15% off) at Literati Bookstore in downtown Ann Arbor.
About Ibn Tufayl's Hayy Ibn Yaqzan
The Arabic philosophical fable Hayy Ibn Yaqzan is a classic of medieval Islamic philosophy. Ibn Tufayl (d. 1185), the Andalusian philosopher, tells of a child raised by a doe on an equatorial island who grows up to discover the truth about the world and his own place in it, unaided—but also unimpeded—by society, language, or tradition. Hayy’s discoveries about God, nature, and man challenge the values of the culture in which the tale was written as well as those of every contemporary society.
Goodman’s commentary places Hayy Ibn Yaqzan in its historical and philosophical context. The volume features a new preface and index, and an updated bibliography.