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The Islamic philosopher every Catholic should know about

The Islamic philosopher every Catholic should know about

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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.

Continue reading here: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2015/09/22/the-islamic-philosopher-every-catholic-should-know-about/

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