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Ethnocentrism

While empathy breaks down the barriers of borders, ethnocentrism – the supposed superiority of one’s own cultural world – is addressed at strengthening them, and if possible, at raising new ones.

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City

The city is an artefact.

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Pan-Arabism

“Pan-Arabism” is a movement the objective of which is the unification of Arab peoples and nations. This is a modern cultural trend with political finalities, arising as an answer to colonialism and the West’s involvement in the Arab world..

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Democracy

In the Greek polis the meaning of the term “democracy” implied the government of a vast majority of the people, the “plebs”, as opposed to the aristocracy.

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The Honor Code

Appeals to personal honor often seem to belong to the past, conjuring images of gentlemen in wigs dueling at dawn; or worse, of blood-soaked Achaeans storming the walls of Troy.

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Reset
A month of ideas.
Giancarlo Bosetti Editor-in-chief
Association for dialogue and intercultural understanding
Philosophy and Religion
IT Wednesday, 28 July 2010

The Man who took the Koran away from extremists

After the dossier entitled Remembering Abu Zayd, our tribute to the great Egyptian philospher who died in July continues. These are new contributions from his friends and colleagues.

Nasr my teacher
Navid Kermani

The case of Nasr Hamid Abu Zayd
Abdou Filali-Ansary

Farewell, Master of critical thought
Sadik Al-Azm

The bitter destiny of a brave man
Paolo Branca

The «evolution» of the Koran
Massimo Campanini

Portrait of an Islamic freethinker

Ramin Jahanbegloo

A pioneer for democracy

Fred Dallmayr

My personal hero
Abdullahi A. An-Na'im


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