CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #2 : Michiel Leezenberg

Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks

CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #2 : Michiel Leezenberg
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Introduction to the Philosophical Tradition in Islam
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: Free-thinking within Islam

Michiel Leezenberg works in the philosophy and classical languages departments of the University of Amsterdam. He studied philosophy, classical languages and general linguistics in Amsterdam, after which he made several longer study and research trips to the Middle East. He has taught as a visiting professor in, among others, Paris, Krakow, Ghent, Leiden and Erbil (Iraq).
In 2001 he published Islamitische filosofie: Een geschiedenis [Islamic philosophy: a History], that was awarded the Socrates challenge cup for the best Dutch-language book on philosophy. In 2017 his De minaret van Bagdad: Seks en politiek en de islam [The Baghdad Minaret: Sex and Politics and Islam] appeared. He also regularly publishes scientific articles on the history and philosophy of the humanities, and on the intellectual history of the Islamic world, in particular on Kurdish culture and literature.

In his lecture Introduction to the Philosophical Tradition in Islam, Leezenberg refutes the cliché that Islam has no Enlightenment tradition, and zooms in on two important thinkers from the classical period: Al-Farabi and Abu Bakr al-Razi.
In the accompanying text Free-thinking within Islam he talks about classical Islamic civilization, and sheds light on the work of certain philosophers and free-thinkers from that period. Their relevance today, including in the general debate on Islam, is also discussed.

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CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM #2 : Michiel Leezenberg
Moussem & VUB-Crosstalks
Lecture (video): Introduction to the Philosophical Tradition in Islam
Subtitles available in NL, FR & EN
Publication: Free-thinking within Islam

Michiel Leezenberg works in the philosophy and classical languages departments of the University of Amsterdam. He studied philosophy, classical languages and general linguistics in Amsterdam, after which he made several longer study and research trips to the Middle East. He has taught as a visiting professor in, among others, Paris, Krakow, Ghent, Leiden and Erbil (Iraq).
In 2001 he published Islamitische filosofie: Een geschiedenis [Islamic philosophy: a History], that was awarded the Socrates challenge cup for the best Dutch-language book on philosophy. In 2017 his De minaret van Bagdad: Seks en politiek en de islam [The Baghdad Minaret: Sex and Politics and Islam] appeared. He also regularly publishes scientific articles on the history and philosophy of the humanities, and on the intellectual history of the Islamic world, in particular on Kurdish culture and literature.

In his lecture Introduction to the Philosophical Tradition in Islam, Leezenberg refutes the cliché that Islam has no Enlightenment tradition, and zooms in on two important thinkers from the classical period: Al-Farabi and Abu Bakr al-Razi.
In the accompanying text Free-thinking within Islam he talks about classical Islamic civilization, and sheds light on the work of certain philosophers and free-thinkers from that period. Their relevance today, including in the general debate on Islam, is also discussed.

READ MORE ON THE SERIES CRITICAL THINKING WITHIN ISLAM

Disclaimer
Thoughts and opinions expressed in the lectures and publications belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the organizations presenting this programme.

 

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