Ibn Tufayl
Lenn Evan Goodman Trans.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2003, English; originally published in the 12th century in Arabic
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780226303109

From the Publisher. 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.

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Stanley Tigerman

Hayy Ibn Yaqzan was one of the most well-read books in the Middle Ages and moved me fourscore years down the pike. 

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