Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
  • ISBN: 9780292704800
  • ISBN10: 0292704801

Arab-Islamic Philosophy a Contemporary Critique

by Mohammed Abed Al-Jabri

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
  • Publish date: 11/01/1999
used Add to Cart $8.48
You save: 57%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $20.19
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: The distinguished Moroccan philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, in this summary of his own work, examines the status of Arab thought in the late twentieth century. Al-Jabri rejects what he calls the current polarization of Arab thought between an imported modernism that disregards Arab tradition and a fundamentalism that would reconstruct the present in the image of an idealized past. Both past and present intellectual currents are examined. Al-Jabri first questions the current philosophical positions of the liberals, the Marxists, and the fundamentalists. Then he turns to history, exploring Arab philosophy in the tenth and twelfth centuries, a time of political and ideological struggle. In the writings of Ibn Hazm and Averros, he identifies the beginnings of Arab rationalism, a rationalism he traces through the innovative fourteenthcentury work of Ibn Khaldun. Al-Jabri offers both Western readers and his own compatriots a radical new approach to Arab thought, one that finds in the past the roots of an open, critical rationalism which he sees as emerging in the Arab world today.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
HPB-Ruby
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$8.48
Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$8.97
Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.
$20.15
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).