The Structure of Arab Reason: The Epistemological Order of Arab Culture

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AuthorMohammed Abed Al-JabriDate31/7/2021No. of Pages599الطبعةfourteenthISBN9789953829456

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Weight0,885 kg
Dimensions24 × 17 cm

The Center for Arab Unity Studies published the fourteenth edition of the book The Structure of Arab Reason: The Epistemological Order of Arab Culture by Dr. Mohammed Abed al- Jabri.

With the increasing preoccupation with questions and attempts to answer the reasons for the failure of the Arab renaissance, the Arab thinker, Muhammad Abed Al-Jabri, is heading in an unprecedented search for those answers, knocking on the door of the Arab reason in search of factors that hindered the rise of this reason in preparation for the establishment of an actual integrative Arab renaissance project.

Al-Jabri engages in research into the working mechanisms of this reason, its determinants and components, not as an intellectual, theoretical and cognitive storehouse for various issues, topics and problems in which Arab thought has worked since the late nineteenth century at least until today, but rather as a tool for thinking about those issues, and as a tool for the production of knowledge. Thus, it is a tool for reproducing the Arab-Islamic culture, whose elements, trends and contradictions, in turn, contributed to defining the components of this reason at its various levels (knowledge, political and value), providing a critical structural reading, and a comprehensive review of its mechanisms, concepts, perceptions and visions.

Al-Jabri produced this huge foundational intellectual work for the “Criticism of the Arab Reason” in a series of books consisting of four parts, in which the work took more than twenty years. It searched in the formation of the Arab Reason, its structure, the Arab political Reason and the Arab Ethical Reason.

This second part of the “Criticism of the Arab Reason” series deals with the structure of the Arab reason, by conducting a critical analytical study of knowledge systems in the Arab-Islamic culture. Al-Jabri deconstructs the structure of the Arab mind in this part into three fields of knowledge, each with its own world of perceptions, knowledge and approaches, which enters into a relationship of competition and clash with other cognitive worlds. This part also looks at these three fields of knowledge, not through their ideological or metaphysical content, but rather through their cognitive system. Therefore, the book is not concerned with analyzing and comparing ideologies and doctrines of thought, but rather analyzes the foundations on which the process of knowledge acquisition and promotion is based within each of these fields.


محمود عابد الجابري

ولد في المغرب عام 1936. وافاه الأجل في 3/5/2010. حصل على دكتوراه الدولة في الفلسفة عام
1970 من كلية الآداب بالرباط. له العديد من الكتب المنشورة منها:
■ العصبية والدولة: معالم نظرية خلدونية في التاريخ العربي الإسلامي (1971)
■ مدخل إلى فلسفة العلوم، جزءان (1976)
■ تكوين العقل العربي (نقد العقل العربي (1)) (1982)

■ بنية العقل العربي: دراسة تحليلية نقدية لنظم المعرفة في الثقافة العربية (نقد العقل العربي (2)) (1986)

■ العقل السياسي العربي، محدداته وتجلياته (نقد العقل العربي (3)) (1990)

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