The Resource Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran : a sojourn in comparative political theory, Alireza Shomali

Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran : a sojourn in comparative political theory, Alireza Shomali

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Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran : a sojourn in comparative political theory
Title
Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran
Title remainder
a sojourn in comparative political theory
Statement of responsibility
Alireza Shomali
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Language
eng
Summary
Political decay in Islamic societies has for the most part been the subject of structural analyses while philosophical studies have been rare, often speculative and deterministic. Thoughtlessness and Religious Decadence in Iran: A Sojourn in Comparative Political Theory explores from a theoretical perspective the problem of democracy deficit--or, political decadence--, in contemporary Iran and, by implication, in present-day Middle Eastern societies. This decadence, the book argues, is in part a religion-based decadence, and deliverance from it requires collective thoughtfulness about religion. Alireza Shomali conceptualizes the Iranian Reality in terms of a lack of not only good life but also thinking of good living. This thoughtlessness means dissolution of critical consciousness and, as such, it heralds escalating decadence. At this moment of rapid decay, the book argues, thought must become relevant to society: the communicative practice of thinking must emerge to examine the pathologies of a religiously administrated life. Opening a dialogue between Adorno, Strauss, Farabi and Razi, among others, Shomali underlines the critical points of similarity and difference between these thinkers and envisions a "local" emancipatory project that, noting the specifics of the Iranian case, takes lessons from the western experience without blind imitation
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Shomali, Alireza
Dewey number
320.0955
Index
index present
LC call number
JA84.I78
LC item number
S48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Political culture
  • Religion and politics
  • Political culture
  • Political science
  • Political science
  • Religion and politics
  • Iran
Label
Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran : a sojourn in comparative political theory, Alireza Shomali
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Headless babes : Adorno and thinking about thinking -- These impotent rebels : Strauss and modern decadence -- God's greatest name : disparity dictum and political religion -- So long as they stay asinine : Razi on reason and religion -- The folklore of philosophy : Farabi's political philosophy of religion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 470 pages
Isbn
9781438473796
Lccn
2018021844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044777578
  • (OCoLC)on1044777578
Label
Thoughtlessness and decadence in Iran : a sojourn in comparative political theory, Alireza Shomali
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Headless babes : Adorno and thinking about thinking -- These impotent rebels : Strauss and modern decadence -- God's greatest name : disparity dictum and political religion -- So long as they stay asinine : Razi on reason and religion -- The folklore of philosophy : Farabi's political philosophy of religion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 470 pages
Isbn
9781438473796
Lccn
2018021844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1044777578
  • (OCoLC)on1044777578

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