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Film, Video Arab Medieval Philosophers' Doctrines on War

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Title

  • Arab Medieval Philosophers' Doctrines on War

Summary

  • Unlike the concept of jihad in the Islamic world, the doctrines on war that were held by medieval philosophers writing in Arabic have received minimal attention. Maroun Aouad, a distinguished visiting scholar in the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, discussed the topic in a lecture titled "Arab Medieval Philosophers' Doctrines on War." According to Aouad, studies about jihad, the duty required by Islamic law to wage war under certain conditions, are numerous. They are, however, of a limited interest, since they link the concept of jihad to its restricted juridical and historical characteristics within a specific religion and civilization. Much less attention, according to Aouad, has been paid to the doctrines on expansive war that were held by Arab medieval philosophers, who, like Averroes (1126-1198), were at times influenced by Plato. Those doctrines were grounded in pure reasoning and were not based on a revealed law. They raised problems and gave answers that are of a much more universal value and go far beyond the Islamic civilization. Aouad's talk will dealt with these rational explanations and with their relationship to jihad.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-02-25.

Headings

  • -  Government, World Affairs
  • -  Religion
  • -  War, Military

Notes

  • -  Classification: Philosophy, Psychology, Religion.
  • -  Maroun Aouad.
  • -  Recorded on 2009-02-25.
  • -  Researchers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688052

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  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Arab Medieval Philosophers' Doctrines on War. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-25, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688052/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2009) Arab Medieval Philosophers' Doctrines on War. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-25. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688052/.

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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. Arab Medieval Philosophers' Doctrines on War. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -02-25, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688052/>.