The Islamic philosopher every Catholic should know about
More of us should read the 14th century Islamic philosopher Ibn Khaldun
Does the west need to know more about Islamic philosophy? I’ve recently had a short ebook published on the great medieval philosopher Ibn Khaldun, who I’ve come to feel is hugely underrated in the west. We live in a society where intellectual appreciation of the past has declined somewhat, but even those with a fuller appreciation of our philosophy, of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine and Aquinas and the various Catholic medieval scholars, might still be ignorant of Ibn Khaldun; however as much of the world crumbles in the 21st century his ideas are more important than ever, especially his concept of asabiyyah, or group feeling.