Thursday , February 25 2021

"Freedom in Contemporary Arab Thought": Book Conference



The concept of freedom in the Arab intellectual literature has been associated with the establishment of a modern constitutional state since the second half of the nineteenth century and is not presented as an existential concept related to the commitment, adulteration and artistic and cultural expressions in the individual until several decades later.

In this context, the Arab Center for Research and Political Studies has recently published a book titled Freedom in Contemporary Arab Thought, which includes selected research from the work of the 5th Annual Conference of Social and Human Sciences held in Doha in March 2015.

A Moroccan researcher and book editor, Murad Diani, in his introduction to the book entitled "Freedom in Questions", pointed out that "Fahmi Jadan introduced in the opening speech of the conference the question of freedom that suits us and we should ask, in the sense of freedom, and freedom of expression, to conclude the conversation about pluralism and recognition. "

In the first section, "The question of freedom in Renaissance thought and contemporary intellectual and philosophical Arab production" are four chapters. In the first chapter, Ali al-Kailani discusses "the debate of freedom and equality in the balance of thought of the Arab renaissance." Al-Munaji al-Sarabaji asks in Chapter 3: "What does this mean? Thinking of freedom in the Arab world?" While the fourth chapter entitled "Freedom of the philosophical concept in contemporary Arab thought: a research on the conditions of free mind "by Abdel Razzaq Belaqrouz.

The second section, titled "Freedom of the individual and policies of recognition in contemporary Arab thought," consists of three chapters. The first is entitled "Liberty and the Obstacles of Action: Establishing a Liberal Concept of Freedom in Arab Thought" by Raja Bahloul and "Politics of Recognition and Freedom: The Arab Current" by Mohannad Mustafa and "Individual Freedoms in a World changing: the individual against society "by Abdul Latif Al-Dati.

The third section, "Liberalism in the Approaches to Modern Arab Thought for Liberty," also includes three chapters: "The Price of Freedom: The Economy of Freedom and Liberalization in Arab Modernist Conflicts" by Abdel Wahab Al-Afandi and "Freedom in Arab Thought and Practice from the Rozzian Perspective of Social Justice as Equity "Uriah, and" The Liberal Freedom in the Arab Context: The Renaissance Experience as a Model "to Praise Fouad Abdullah.

In the fourth section, "Religious Freedom and Freedom of Belief," there are three chapters: "Religious Freedom and Murder: An Introduction to Rethinking Jurist Jurisprudence" by Mu'ta-taz al-Khatib and "Freedom of Belief in the Arab World : "Freedom in social representations, between cultural culture and popular culture: from the steel of the Hallaj to the execution of Mahmoud Mohamed Taha" by Mohsen Youssef Abdel Jalil.

"The State of Modern Liberties in Arab Countries: The Crisis of Arab Ideological Thought in Understanding the Historically Possible Model" by Sahib al-Habib, "The Absence of Freedom in the Arab World of Mind" Ahmed Mafleh, and "Political Enthusiasts of Freedoms" by Frederick Matouq.

In the sixth section, "Contemporary Models of Approaches to Freedom," three chapters are: "Liberty in the Writings of Rashid Ghannouchi: A Study of Formality and Originality" by Ali Al-Saleh Mawla, "The Question of Freedom in the Writings of Rashid Ghannouchi and Moncef Al-Marzouqi "by Shaker Al-Hawqi, Evolution of the concept of freedom through the project of inheritance and innovation of Hassan Hanafi" for Nabi Bouali.

The second section, titled "Freedom and the spaces of intellectual and creative production," contains two chapters. In chapter 20, Muhammad Marini discusses "Policies of freedom and censorship in the media in modern Arab thought" and "Sociocultural approach to the manifestations of freedom in interactive creativity".

In the eighth section, "Issues of Political and Constitutional Legitimacy, National Liberation and Women's Freedom", four chapters are: "The Meaning of the Destiny of Freedom in Political Legitimacy in Islam" by Mohamed El-Hajj Mohamed; "Freedom and Liberalism in the Colonial Context: The Case of Algeria" by Samia Idris; "Moroccan Constitution in the First Decade of the Twentieth Century and Separation of Powers" by Khalid Al-Assiri and "Women's Freedom in Morocco in the Light of Debate: Between Islamic Reference and International Covenants" by Ibrahim Qadri Bouchech.


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