What Is Enlightenment?: Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Hardback)
  • What Is Enlightenment?: Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Hardback)
zoom

What Is Enlightenment?: Continuity or Rupture in the Wake of the Arab Uprisings (Hardback)

(author)
£75.00
Hardback 404 Pages / Published: 11/04/2016
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This volume examines whether the Arab Uprisings introduce a replica of the European Enlightenment or rather stimulate an Arab/Islamic Awakening with its own cultural specificity and political philosophy. By placing Immanuel Kant in Tahrir Square, Cairo, this book adopts a comparative analysis of two enlightenment projects: one Arab, still under construction, with possible progression toward modernity or regression toward neo-authoritarianism, and one European, shaped by the past two centuries.

Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739193679
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 753 g
Dimensions: 238 x 159 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
The book does a good job in providing answers to the two main questions it raises: Why and in which ways the Arab Spring was a middle class phenomenon, and why and in which ways the pre-2011 traditions (authoritarianism and Islamism) reasserted themselves so forcefully, not to say violently, in the MENA countries after the uprisings of 2011. . . . The authors of this collective volume are to be congratulated for having elevated themselves above present day social sciences enslaved to the scientist myth of instrumental reason. * VoegelinView *
A uniquely informative read for anyone interested in the philosophical background of the Arab uprisings, paying equal weight to Arab and Western contributions, and displaying a careful attention to the relation between daily activism and the intellectual zeitgeist associated with revolutionary action. -- Mohammed Bamyeh, University of Pittsburgh

You may also be interested in...

This Changes Everything
Added to basket
The Jewish State
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
Capital
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Rise of Islamic State
Added to basket
The Berlin Wall
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
Fascist Voices
Added to basket
Liberal Fascism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
On Anarchism
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
A Secret History of the IRA
Added to basket
The Communist Manifesto
Added to basket
Socialism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.