Unit: Comparative Arab & Western Philosophy

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Students gain familiarity with the history of Arab thought via some examples and compare them with some key Western thinkers, and apply the ideas to political and social realities.

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"Long Ago" Religious Thought Resources: 9

Students gain familiarity with the deities (and their study) of Pre-Islamic Arabia, and with the ideas of Martin Luther, and are able to draw some contrasts and comparisons.

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"Modern" Thoughts on the Natural, Governance, and Morality Resources: 15

Students will be familiar with and be able to compare and contrast views of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Bertrand Russell, Said Qutb (of the Muslim Brotherhood) and Tayeb Tazini (Marxist Muslim thinker).

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"Post-modern" Thought on Identity, Gender and Governance Resources: 20

Students will be familiar with and be able to compare and contrast the ideas of Nawal El Saadawi (Egyptian feminist, socialist and doctor), Edward Said, Judith Butler and Samuel Huntington.

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Unit Resources

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Islamic Theory of Ethics_ Brief Overview _ CILE.pdf  
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Professor Taha Abdurrahman - Philosophers of the Arabs.pdf  
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Taha Abdurrahman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.pdf  
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