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POLI 2638 Islamic Political Philosophy (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

What is the relationship between philosophy and Islam? Does the divine law (Shari'a) need to be supplemented with purely rational reflections on the nature and purpose of political life? What is the place of toleration and individual rights in the Islamic legal and philosophic tradition? We will explore these and similar questions by focusing on two particularly fertile periods of Islamic thought: the encounter of Islam with Greek philosophy in the classical period and its encounter with the modern secular west in late modernity.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): David M. DiPasquale

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with: ICSP2638

Comments: This course is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, only.


Last Updated: 30-Jan-17