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Souleymane Bachir Diagne's Open to Reason

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New Books at the Heyman Center: a podcast featuring audio from events at Columbia University, and interviews with the speakers and authors.

Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with the Western Tradition
By: Souleymane Bachir Diagne

What does it mean to be a Muslim philosopher, or to philosophize in Islam? In Open to Reason, Souleymane Bachir Diagne traces Muslims’ intellectual and spiritual history of examining and questioning beliefs and arguments to show how Islamic philosophy has always engaged critically with texts and ideas both inside and outside its tradition. Through a rich reading of classical and modern Muslim philosophers, Diagne explains the long history of philosophy in the Islamic world and its relevance to crucial issues of our own time.
Nov 28 2018 · 35mins
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Souleymane Bachir Diagne's The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa

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New Books in the Arts and Sciences at Columbia University: a podcast featuring audio from the New Books Series at Columbia University and interviews with the speakers and authors.

The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa
by Souleymane Bachir Diagne
Discussant: Gary Wilder

What are the issues discussed today by African philosophers? Four important topics are identified here as important objects of philosophical reflection on the African continent. One is the question of ontology in relation to African religions and aesthetics. Another is the question of time and, in particular, of prospective thinking and development. A third issue is the task of reconstructing the intellectual history of the continent through the examination of the question of orality but also by taking into account the often neglected tradition of written erudition in Islamic centres of learning. Timbuktu is certainly the most important and most famous of such intellectual centres. The fourth question concerns political philosophy: the concept of “African socialisms” is revisited and the march that led to the adoption of the “African Charter of Human and Peoples’ Rights” is examined. All these important issues are also fundamental to understanding the question of African languages and translation.
May 12 2017 · 45mins