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Elizabeth Kassab: "Contemporary Arab Thought and Philosophy: their Significance to Contemporary Arabs"

14.01.2016 | 18:00 - 20:00
Lecture series 2015/2016

Lecture series 2015/2016

Vierter Vortrag im Rahmen der Vorlesungsreihe im Wintersemester 2015/2016:
"Engaging with Contemporary Philosophy  in the Middle East and Muslim South Asia: Themes, Approaches, and New Perspectives"


Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab is currently a research fellow at the Centre for Near and Middle Eastern Studies in Marburg. Her research interests lie both in Western and postcolonial cultural philosophy, with particular focus on contemporary Arab thought, and in studies in cultural crisis, authenticity, and critique. She received the 2013 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the category “Contribution to the Development of Nations” for the Arabic version of her latest book Contemporary Arab Thought: Cultural Critique in Comparative Perspective (New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2010). She was visiting fellow at the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin. She is currently working on a new book project Critique, Enlightenment and Revolution. Arab Intellectuals and the Uprisings. Other publications include “Is Europe an Essence?” in International Studies in Philosophy 34, no. 4 (2002), and “An Arab Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Culture”, in Philosophy East and West 49, no. 4 (1999).

Zeit & Ort

14.01.2016 | 18:00 - 20:00

Freie Universität Berlin
Fabeckstr. 23-25
14195 Berlin
Seminarraum 2.2058 , 2. OG