How did Islam contribute to Christian European philosophy?

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Chapter Neoplatonism Through the Renaissance

Muslim, Christian, and Jewish scholars worked cooperatively in the Spanish libraries, established by Muslims, that were important centers of learning, as well as locations for book collections. The greatest achievement was the rediscovery and translation of ancient Greek texts done first by Islamic scholars. Aristotle was resurrected and became the fulcrum of scholastic educational activity. During the same time, both Islamic and Jewish thinkers became known to European philosophers, who respected them highly.


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