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Modernity

The concept of modernity can be analysed from various points of view. A sociological perspective sees modernity as the historical era arising from feudal society’s profound transformation processes and that, starting with the Protestant Reformation, sees the emergence of the new bourgeoisie..

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Mestizo

Following the conquest of the Americas, the word “mestizo” was used to indicate children born of parents belonging to different races, usually and an American Indian woman and a white man (or vice versa).

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Enlightenment

In the strictest sense Enlightenment means the cultural movement of philosophical origins that spread through Europe after the beginning of the 18th Century until the French revolution and that is characterised by trust in reason and its clarifying power.

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Citizenship

Citizenship means the shared political belonging of those living in the same state and all this belonging involves in terms of rights and duties.

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The Mediterranean

Mediterranean: literally the sea in the middle of lands, a bordering sea, and linking these lands. This characteristic makes the Mediterranean a sea that does belong to all the countries overlooking it, but to none in particular, a shared sea, not available for becoming private property..

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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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