The Resource Political Islam, Iran, and the enlightenment : philosophies of hope and despair, Ali Mirsepassi, (electronic book)

Political Islam, Iran, and the enlightenment : philosophies of hope and despair, Ali Mirsepassi, (electronic book)

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Political Islam, Iran, and the enlightenment : philosophies of hope and despair
Title
Political Islam, Iran, and the enlightenment
Title remainder
philosophies of hope and despair
Statement of responsibility
Ali Mirsepassi
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Ali Mirsepassi's book argues that the discourse of political Islam has strong connections to important and disturbing currents in Western philosophy and modern Western intellectual trends"--
  • "Ali Mirsepassi's book presents a powerful challenge to the dominant media and scholarly construction of radical Islamist politics, and their anti-Western ideology, as a purely Islamic phenomenon derived from insular, traditional, and monolithic religious "foundations." It argues that the discourse of political Islam has strong connections to important and disturbing currents in Western philosophy and modern Western intellectual trends. The work demonstrates this by establishing links between important contemporary Iranian intellectuals and the central influence of Martin Heidegger's philosophy. We are also introduced to new democratic narratives of modernity linked to diverse intellectual trends in the West and in non-Western societies, notably in India, where the ideas of John Dewey have influenced important democratic social movements"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Mirsepassi, Ali
Dewey number
320.5/570955
Index
index present
LC call number
DS318.825
LC item number
.M576 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
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  • Intellectuals
  • Islam and politics
  • Politics and culture
  • Islam and secularism
  • Islamic modernism
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Heidegger, Martin
  • Dewey, John
Label
Political Islam, Iran, and the enlightenment : philosophies of hope and despair, Ali Mirsepassi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: political Islam's romance with the 'West'; 1. Intellectuals and the politics of despair; 2. The crisis of the nativist imagination; 3. Modernity beyond nativism and universalism; 4. Heidegger and Iran: the dark side of being and belonging; 5. Democracy and religion in the thought of John Dewey; 6. Enlightenment and moral politics; 7. Conclusion
Control code
ebr10442822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 230 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Political Islam, Iran, and the enlightenment : philosophies of hope and despair, Ali Mirsepassi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: political Islam's romance with the 'West'; 1. Intellectuals and the politics of despair; 2. The crisis of the nativist imagination; 3. Modernity beyond nativism and universalism; 4. Heidegger and Iran: the dark side of being and belonging; 5. Democracy and religion in the thought of John Dewey; 6. Enlightenment and moral politics; 7. Conclusion
Control code
ebr10442822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 230 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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