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The Resource Freedom, modernity, and Islam : toward a creative synthesis, Richard K. Khuri

Freedom, modernity, and Islam : toward a creative synthesis, Richard K. Khuri

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Freedom, modernity, and Islam : toward a creative synthesis
Title
Freedom, modernity, and Islam
Title remainder
toward a creative synthesis
Statement of responsibility
Richard K. Khuri
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Freedom, Modernity, and Islam provides a philosophical treatment of the concept of freedom in both a Western and Islamic context. Richard K. Khuri maintains that the prevalent theories of modernity do not fully explain the global opposition to certain modern trends. Only with a new analysis of freedom, using Western and non-Western sources, can we achieve a spontaneous synthesis that will inspire genuine freedom for all individuals and societies in the Arab-Muslim world - and, indeed, elsewhere." "In the West, in post-Enlightenment times, the understanding of freedom has been narrowed; it is now irreducibly enmeshed with limited notions of rationality and a "morality" of self-interest. Khuri challenges this perception and explores other dimensions of freedom: quality, transcendence, and the conditions under which community might enhance freedom." "Khuri then applies this analysis to an examination of freedom's status in the Arab Muslim world, past and present. He determines which ideas and practices have led to the considerable lack of freedom that marks many Middle Eastern societies today. Finally, Khuri ends on a more hopeful note and offers suggestions about embracing a broader and deeper understanding of freedom."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Khuri, Richard K
Dewey number
323.44/0917/671
Index
index present
LC call number
BP173.6
LC item number
.K53 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern intellectual and political history of the Middle East
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam and state
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam
  • Islamic countries
Label
Freedom, modernity, and Islam : toward a creative synthesis, Richard K. Khuri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37132562
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xli, 384 pages
Isbn
9780815626985
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97025578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Freedom, modernity, and Islam : toward a creative synthesis, Richard K. Khuri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-368) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
37132562
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xli, 384 pages
Isbn
9780815626985
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97025578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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