Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World

Islam, State, and Modernity: Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and the Future of the Arab World

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ISBN-13: 9781349958955
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/09/2019
Series: Middle East Today
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Zaid Eyadat is Professor of Political Science at the University of Jordan.

Francesca M. Corrao is Professor of Arab-Islamic Studies at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy.

Mohammed Hashas is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy.

Table of Contents

Abdou Filali-Ansari

1. Introduction. Critique and Change: al-Jabri in Contemporary Arab Thought
Mohammed Hashas, Zaid Eyadat, and Francesca M. Corrao

Part I: Al Jabri's Reconstruction of Arab-Islamic Thought

2. Mohammed Abed al-Jabri and Ibn Khaldun: A Path to Modernity
Massimo Campanini

3. The Critique of Arab Reason between al-Jabri and Tarabishi
Abdul Karim Barghouti, Jamal Daher, and Nadim Mseis

4. The Arab Reader by al-Jabri: The Question of Disjunction and Rejunction
Kinira Monica Carbone

5. An Intellectual between the Maghreb and the Mashreq: al-Jabri and the Location of Thought
Idriss Jebari

6. Al-Jabri and His Introduction to the Qur’ān
Mariangela Laviano

7. The International Becoming of an Arab Philosopher: An Analysis of the non-Reception of Mohammed Abed al-Jabri in Euro-American Scholarship
Mohamed Amine Brahimi

8. Al-Jabri in Indonesia: Critique of Arab Reason Travels to the Lands Below the Winds
Carool Kersten

Part II: Politics, Ethics, and the Future of the State in the Arab World

9. State and Religion in al-Jabri’s Political Thought
Mohsine El Ahmadi

10. Dare to be Wise! On the Reception of al-Jabri Post-2011
Sonja Hegasy

11. Reflections on Education and Culture in al-Jabri’s Thought
Francesca M. Corrao

12. A Critique of al-Jabri’s Arab Ethical Reason
Zaid Eyadat and Hanadi Riyad

13. The Ethical Dialectic in al-Jabri’s “Critique of Arab Reason”
Harald Viersen

14. The Arab Possible State: from al-Tahtawi to al-Jabri
Mohammed Hashas

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Al-Jabri left no one indifferent; intellectuals throughout the Arab world were passionately either for or against him. His oeuvre offers several original insights which are just beginning to be assessed with some degree of objectivity. The present volume is the first publication in English to offer such assessments in a number of articles by specialists focusing on various aspects of one of the most original and multifaceted Arab philosopher and intellectual of our time.” (Abdou Filali-Ansary, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Aga Khan University, London, UK)

“This book celebrates a remarkable, but insufficiently recognized Muslim thinker. All those who claim that Islam lacks both reason and philosophy are refuted by al-Jabri's work. Rooted in the great Islamic philosophical tradition, al-Jabri also is a herald of democratic renewal in our time.” (Fred R. Dallmayr, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, USA)

“These informative and thoughtful articles offer a critical assessment of a most influential and controversial Arab thinker of the late 20th century. Praised by some for his historicist, archaeological analysis of Arab intellectual legacy, and appreciated by others for his work toward an immanent Arab rationality, al-Jabiri was also criticized for his essentialist and reductionist conclusions. A timely and valuable contribution to a necessary discussion of his work.” (Elizabeth S. Kassab, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar)

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