The Resource The story of reason in Islam, Sari Nusseibeh

The story of reason in Islam, Sari Nusseibeh

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The story of reason in Islam
Title
The story of reason in Islam
Statement of responsibility
Sari Nusseibeh
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Story of Reason in Islam, leading public intellectual and political activist Sari Nusseibeh narrates a sweeping intellectual history—a quest for knowledge inspired by the Qu'ran and its language, a quest that employed Reason in the service of Faith. Eschewing the conventional separation of Faith and Reason, he takes a fresh look at why and how Islamic reasoning evolved over time. He surveys the different Islamic schools of thought and how they dealt with major philosophical issues, showing that Reason pervaded all disciplines, from philosophy and science to language, poetry, and law. Along the way, the best known Muslim philosophers are introduced in a new light. Countering received chronologies, in this story Reason reaches its zenith in the early seventeenth century; it then trails off, its demise as sudden as its appearance. Thereafter, Reason loses out to passive belief, lifeless logic, and a self-contained legalism—in other words, to a less flexible Islam. Nusseibeh's speculations as to why this occurred focus on the fortunes and misfortunes of classical Arabic in the Islamic world. Change, he suggests, may only come from the revivification of language itself. -- Provided by publisher
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CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nusseibeh, Sari
Dewey number
297.209
Index
index present
LC call number
BP 190.5 .R4 N87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cultural memory in the present
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Faith and reason
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Faith and reason
  • Islamic philosophy
Label
The story of reason in Islam, Sari Nusseibeh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Arabian desert -- The daunting idea of God -- Free will and determinism -- The Qur'an : created or eternal? -- From Wasil to Ibn Hanbal -- Early Islam : literacy, conflict, and expansion -- Speculative discourse : a style -- Discourse : in pursuit of the ultimate answers -- Law and morality -- Al-Ma'mun and the devils' banquets -- The language-logic debate -- Back to the human will, and language -- Expanding the view -- An interlude : caliph, imam and philosopher-king -- Philosophy and politics -- The philosophers' "frenzy" -- Back to wine and logic -- Motion and light -- The nature of truth -- Fardajan and beyond -- The cosmos -- Cosmic lights -- Fast forward -- Language and reason : the dilemma
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781503600577
Lccn
2016020140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963343640
  • (OCoLC)ocn963343640
Label
The story of reason in Islam, Sari Nusseibeh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Arabian desert -- The daunting idea of God -- Free will and determinism -- The Qur'an : created or eternal? -- From Wasil to Ibn Hanbal -- Early Islam : literacy, conflict, and expansion -- Speculative discourse : a style -- Discourse : in pursuit of the ultimate answers -- Law and morality -- Al-Ma'mun and the devils' banquets -- The language-logic debate -- Back to the human will, and language -- Expanding the view -- An interlude : caliph, imam and philosopher-king -- Philosophy and politics -- The philosophers' "frenzy" -- Back to wine and logic -- Motion and light -- The nature of truth -- Fardajan and beyond -- The cosmos -- Cosmic lights -- Fast forward -- Language and reason : the dilemma
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781503600577
Lccn
2016020140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)963343640
  • (OCoLC)ocn963343640

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