History of Islam in German Thought: From Leibniz to by Ian Almond

By Ian Almond

This concise evaluate of the belief of Islam in 8 of crucial German thinkers of the eighteenth and 19th centuries permits a brand new and engaging investigation of how those thinkers, inside their very own our bodies of labor, frequently espoused contradicting rules approximately Islam and their nearest Muslim neighbors.  Exploring a number of 'neat compartmentalizations' at paintings within the representations of Islam, in addition to certain vocabularies hired by means of those key intellectuals (theological, political, philological, poetic), Ian Almond parses those vocabularies to examine the significance of Islam in the very history of German thought. Almond further demonstrates the ways that German philosophers similar to Hegel, Kant, and Marx many times missed information regarding the Muslim international that didn't harmonize with the actual landscapes they have been attempting to paint – a truth which in flip makes us give some thought to what it capacity whilst a society possesses 'knowledge' of a overseas culture. 

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