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作者 Shomali, Alireza, author
書名 Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran : a sojourn in comparative political theory / Alireza Shomali
出版項 Albany : State University of New York Press, [2019]
國際標準書號 9781438473796 (hardcover)
9781438473802 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  JA84.I78 S48 2019    在架上    30520020876448
說明 ix, 470 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-460) and index
Headless babes : Adorno and thinking about thinking -- These impotent rebels : Strauss and modern decadence -- God's greatest name : disparity dictum and political religion -- So long as they stay asinine : Razi on reason and religion -- The folklore of philosophy : Farabi's political philosophy of religion
Political decay in Islamic societies has for the most part been the subject of structural analyses while philosophical studies have been rare, often speculative and deterministic. Thoughtlessness and Religious Decadence in Iran: A Sojourn in Comparative Political Theory explores from a theoretical perspective the problem of democracy deficit--or, political decadence--, in contemporary Iran and, by implication, in present-day Middle Eastern societies. This decadence, the book argues, is in part a religion-based decadence, and deliverance from it requires collective thoughtfulness about religion. Alireza Shomali conceptualizes the Iranian Reality in terms of a lack of not only good life but also thinking of good living. This thoughtlessness means dissolution of critical consciousness and, as such, it heralds escalating decadence. At this moment of rapid decay, the book argues, thought must become relevant to society: the communicative practice of thinking must emerge to examine the pathologies of a religiously administrated life. Opening a dialogue between Adorno, Strauss, Farabi and Razi, among others, Shomali underlines the critical points of similarity and difference between these thinkers and envisions a "local" emancipatory project that, noting the specifics of the Iranian case, takes lessons from the western experience without blind imitation
主題 Political science -- Iran
Political science -- Iran -- Philosophy
Political culture -- Iran
Religion and politics -- Iran
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