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The Resource Open to reason : Muslim philosophers in conversation with the Western tradition

Open to reason : Muslim philosophers in conversation with the Western tradition

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Open to reason : Muslim philosophers in conversation with the Western tradition
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Open to reason
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Muslim philosophers in conversation with the Western tradition
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eng
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What does it mean to be a Muslim philosopher, or to philosophize in Islam? In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims' long intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time. From classical figures such as Avicenna to the twentieth-century Sufi master and teacher of tolerance Tierno Bokar Salif Tall, Diagne explores how Islamic thinkers have asked and answered such questions as, Does religion need philosophy? How can religion coexist with rationalism? What does it mean to interpret a religious narrative philosophically? What does it mean to be human and what are human beings' responsibilities to nature? Is there such a thing as an Islamic state, or should Muslims reinvent political institutions that suit their own times? Diagne shows that philosophizing in Islam in its many forms throughout the centuries has meant a commitment to forward and open thinking. A remarkable history of philosophy in the Islamic world as well as a work of philosophy in its own right, this book seeks to contribute to the revival of a spirit of pluralism rooted in Muslim intellectual and spiritual traditions
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Diagne, Souleymane Bachir
Dewey number
181/.07
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Religion, culture, and public life
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  • Islam and philosophy
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Philosophy and religion
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adult
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Open to reason : Muslim philosophers in conversation with the Western tradition
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multicolored
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MWT12064893
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1 online resource.
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  • online
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9780231546171
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12064893
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remote
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12064893
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Open to reason : Muslim philosophers in conversation with the Western tradition
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12064893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231546171
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12064893
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12064893
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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