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Philosophical Hermeneutics and Islamic Thought

  • Explores hermeneutics through the lens of Islamic thought

  • Details why and how current Muslim thinkers refer to Continental philosophy

  • Presents balanced comparative studies

Part of the book series: Contributions to Hermeneutics (CONT HERMEN, volume 10)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Classical Islamic Philosophy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Phenomenological Hermeneutics of Falsafa?

      • Nader El-Bizri
      Pages 3-18
  3. Continental Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 203-205

About this book

This book investigates the methodological issues raised by the encounter between Islamic thought and contemporary philosophical hermeneutics. It features essays that examine why and how current Muslim thinkers refer to Continental philosophy. The contributors put the universality of the hermeneutic order to the test with three different approaches.

The first looks at exegetical aspects. It addresses contemporary thinkers from the Islamicate world who have engaged critically or not with main representatives or key concepts of philosophical hermeneutics. The second presents an interpretative analysis. The essays here present attempts at using philosophical hermeneutics in order to develop new interpretations of canonical or traditional ensembles of texts such as the Qur’an and the Hadith as well as legal, spiritual, and philosophical corpuses from the Islamicate world. The third looks at different political and critical issues.

The clear and sound reference to religion of Islamic thought makes its entanglement with philosophical hermeneutics a burning challenge for all parties involved. Is it true, as some contend, that philosophical hermeneutics can help interpret Islamic thought anew? This book reveals how the two philosophies are likely to expand each other’s horizons and influence each other’s conceptual frameworks. It features revised papers from an International Conference.

Keywords

  • Hermeneutics and Muslim Reformist Theologians
  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Falsafa
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics and Islam
  • Radical Hermeneutics of the Qur’an
  • Islamic Rationalism and Hermeneutics
  • Hermeneutics of Islamic History
  • Mojtahed Shabestari hermeneutics and Qur’an
  • Impact of hermeneutics on Muslim Intelectuals
  • Hasan Hanafi and Hermeneutical Thinking in Islamic Context
  • Hamid Dabashi and Hermenetical Thinking in Islamic Context
  • Political Hermeneutics and Farabi Philosophy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

    Sylvain Camilleri

  • Department of Philosophy, Istanbul 29 Mayis University, Istanbul, Turkey

    Selami Varlik

About the editors

Sylvain Camilleri is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of the Catholic University of Louvain. His areas of specialization are continental philosophy of religion and contemporary Islamic thought. He has authored two monographs on Heidegger and several articles on thinkers such as Mohammed Arkoun, Nasr Hamid Abu Zeid and Hassan Hanafi. 

Selami Varlik is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of the Istanbul 29 Mayis University in Turkey. His areas of specialization are phenomenological hermeneutics (Ricoeur, Gadamer) and Islamic philosophy, especially Avicenna. He has authored articles on these topics as well as on contemporary Islamic thought and a monograph on appropriation in Ricoeur.

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-92754-7
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)