Publication "Arab-Muslim Civilization in the Mirror of the Universal: Philosophical Perspectives"
The 34 pedagogical sheets assembled in this publication elucidate in a detailed way the large intellectual, spiritual, artistic and political foundations on which the Arab-Muslim civilization is based. The sheets are of philosophical nature while they also delineate the intellectual figures and key inventions that have marked this civilization.
This documented, analytical and illustrated collection has been produced for the attention of trainers and teachers, and more widely for all actors of the education sector, the media and civil society.
The contents have been elaborated by a team of philosophers working in various domains, including philosophy of history, philosophy of religion, philosophy of sciences, philosophy of art, etc., thus ensuring a pluralistic approach. The work also benefited from the collaboration of specialists in didactics and philosophy teaching, and experts in intercultural education, who developed pedagogical guidelines for the ease of use of the sheets.
The publication, financed by Spanish funds in the framework of a partnership between UNESCO and the Alliance of Civilizations, is the result of intersectoral cooperation between the Social and Human Sciences and Education Sectors of UNESCO.
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- The concept of civilization
- Adab and the formation of men
- Culture, civilization and philosophy
- Communications and the dissemination of ideas
- Herodotus and Al-Biruni: The power of commonality
- The universal and the other
- The search for the truth
- Translators and transmitters of knowledge
- God and the worlds
- The love of God in the work of the philosophers and mystics. Sufism: A spiritual exercise
- The modern Sufi tradition in Africa: Tierno Bokar & Amadou Hampate Ba
- Ibn Sina’s conception of wisdom
- Suhrawardi and Ibn Arabi: Eastern lights
- From demonstration to poetry: Logic, the key issue in Arabic philosophy
- Art in the Arab-Muslim civilization
- The Arabic art of poetry
- The body and the spirit in Arabic philosophy
- Love and body techniques among refined people, according to Al-Muwashsha
- How is reason used for spiritual knowledge and behaviour?
- Nasruddin Hodja, a popular philosopher and master of the negative way
- Averroes and the interpretation of the law
- Philosophy and science in Islam: A fruitful cohabitation
- Education, sense and essence
- Muhammad Iqbal
- Arab science: Know-how, experimentation and theoretical knowledge
- Technology in the service of progress: The example of hydraulic technologies
- Arab agronomy: from the science of the soil and plants to the art of the garden
- Political thinking in the Muslim world
- The nahda: the Arab renaissance
- The great figures: Al-Afghani, Muhammad Abduh and Al-Kawakibi
- Women’s movements and women on the move in the Arab-Muslim world
- Strain, struggle and strife
- The notion of peace in Arabic mirrors for Princes