Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān — Iberian Connections, 2.
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In conversation with Aseel Alfataftah, a doctoral student in Islamic Studies, Souleymane Bachir Diagne (Columbia), and Murad Idris (Virginia) will be our guests for the second installment of Iberian Connections’ series on Iberia, Multiculturalisms, and Marginal Writing. I have taken the liberty to write a short article welcoming our guests and asking a few questions.
Professor Diagne has written an article about his recent book, Open to Reason: Muslim Philosophers in Conversation with the Western Tradition, which is available online at the library. We will focus on chapter 5: A Lesson in Ecological Philosophy. He also suggests that we consider his book The Ink of the Scholars: Reflections on Philosophy in Africa (2016), also available online.
Professor Idris proposes a political analysis of Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān in his article for Iberian Connections. He has also written about the “feral child of philosophy”, with Columbia professor Marwa Elshakry. Murad Idris’ article, “Producing Islamic Philosophy” touches directly upon the subject of this session of the seminar. Likewise, Idris suggests another article on “Ibn Ṭufayl’s Critique of Politics,” in which he discusses the ethical and political values of Ibn Ṭufayl’s Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān and Ibn Sīnā’s namesake allegory.
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