The Resource Islam, modernity, and the human sciences, Ali Hassan Zaidi

Islam, modernity, and the human sciences, Ali Hassan Zaidi

Label
Islam, modernity, and the human sciences
Title
Islam, modernity, and the human sciences
Statement of responsibility
Ali Hassan Zaidi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book discloses a largely unnoticed dialogue between Muslim and Western social thought on the search for meaning and transcendence in the human sciences. The disclosure is accomplished by a comparative reading of contemporary Muslim debates on secular knowledge on the one hand, and of a foundational Western debate on the demise of metaphysics in the human sciences on the other hand. The comparative reading is grounded in a dialogical hermeneutic approach; that is, a hermeneutic approach to texts and cultural traditions that draws upon the work of Hans Georg Gadamer and also upon the insights of inter-religious dialogue"--
  • "This book serves as a "translation service" between Muslim and Western social thought on the search for meaning and transcendence in the human sciences. The translation is accomplished by a comparative reading of contemporary Muslim debates on secular knowledge on the one hand and of a foundational Western debate on the demise of metaphysics in the human sciences on the other hand. The book challenges contemporary Muslim critics who regard the modern human sciences as leading inevitably toward nihilism, and Western critics who regard religious thought as inimical to the human sciences. It also expands the realm of social theory beyond the Western canon, and contributes to the new and growing field of comparative social theory"--
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DLC
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1970-
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Zaidi, Ali Hassan
Index
index present
LC call number
H61.15
LC item number
.Z35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Islam
  • Christianity and other religions
  • Islam
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Sozialwissenschaften
  • Islam
  • Christentum
  • Christianity
  • Interfaith relations
  • Islam
  • Social sciences
  • Westliche Welt
  • Westliche Welt
Label
Islam, modernity, and the human sciences, Ali Hassan Zaidi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-217) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Social Theory and Dialogical Understanding -- Introduction -- 1.Critique and Dialogical Understanding -- pt. II Muslim Debates on Social Knowledge -- 2.Muslim Reconstructions of Knowledge: The Cases of Nasr and al-Faruqi -- 3.The Putative Modernity of Ibn Khaldun -- pt. III Western Debates on Social Knowledge -- 4.Dilthey and the Problem of Immanence -- 5.Weber: From Nihilism to an Organic Metaphysics
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 217 p.
Isbn
9780230110359
Lccn
2010045118
Other control number
4487316
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669752240
  • (OCoLC)ocn669752240
Label
Islam, modernity, and the human sciences, Ali Hassan Zaidi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-217) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Social Theory and Dialogical Understanding -- Introduction -- 1.Critique and Dialogical Understanding -- pt. II Muslim Debates on Social Knowledge -- 2.Muslim Reconstructions of Knowledge: The Cases of Nasr and al-Faruqi -- 3.The Putative Modernity of Ibn Khaldun -- pt. III Western Debates on Social Knowledge -- 4.Dilthey and the Problem of Immanence -- 5.Weber: From Nihilism to an Organic Metaphysics
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 217 p.
Isbn
9780230110359
Lccn
2010045118
Other control number
4487316
System control number
  • (OCoLC)669752240
  • (OCoLC)ocn669752240

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