Averroes und die arabische Moderne: Ansätze zu einer Neubegründung des Rationalismus im Islam

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E.J. Brill, 1994 - Social Science - 463 pages
Prominent Arab intellectuals of our century, Christian, Muslim, secularist and fundamentalist, consider the disregard for the rationalism of Averroes (Ibn Ru d, 1126-1198), who once stirred Europe with his commentaries on Aristotle, to be a major reason for the decay of Islamic culture. They criticize both Islamic reform movements and mere westernization and try with Ibn Ru d's help to spread critical, rational and realistic thinking, in order to place the Arabs on a cultural par with the West. This volume analyzes for the first time the different philosophical and historical approaches and social aims of authors like Farah Ant n, Muh ammad Amm ra, Muh ammad al- bir, h asan h anaf and t ayyib T z n within the framework of the Arabic reception of Ibn Ru d since the end of the 19th century. This work was rewarded with the Ernst-Reuther-Preis for outstanding dissertations."

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Anke von Kugelgen, Ph.D. (1992) in Islamic Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin, is Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany.

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