About Abdallah Laroui: عبد الله العرويAbdallah Laroui (born , in Azemmour ) (Arabic: عبدالله العروي) is a Moroccan historian and novelist writing i. Abdallah Laroui has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. Abdallah Laroui’s most popular book is مفهوم الحرية. Download Audiobooks narrated by Abdallah Laroui to your device. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Your first book is Free with trial!.

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The Future of Arabic Renaissance Laroui introduces his conceptions about the future of the Arabic renaissance on two general levels.

I see the same tautology behind the so-called uniqueness of Islam, and during the last two decades my main concern was to unveil it to Muslim audiences.

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He expresses the foundational side of his methodology as followsWe do not perform research in abstract non-limited concepts with respect ,aroui time and space; rather, we do research in concepts that are used by a specific nationalistic contemporary group, the Arabic group.

A mental image that is not identical to its realistic origin, as a result of inappropriate comprehending tools. All that hinders democracy from asserting the sovereignty of the laeoui the living people not the people of the dead hinders modernization.

Laroui introduces his conceptions about the future of the Arabic renaissance on two general levels. It is clear what are the consequences of such a cognitive position on every level, the most important is related to the understanding of time and space. He has argued that this state, with its authoritarian and reactionary tendencies and rejection of open dialogue with the West, is a manifestation of the class interests of the petit bourgeoisie rather abdallxh of inherently Islamic or Arab values.


The third obstacle for modernity, in view of Laroui, is the spread believe that the superficial application of the modernist systems is sufficient for accomplishing modernity laoui. For reasons I need abdwllah detail here such an evolution will probably occur more easily in the “Ajam” countries of Asia than in the Arab Middle East and North Africa, not because the former are less religious but simply because the latter are on the whole less fortunate.

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He expresses the foundational side of his methodology as follows. His project became more clear after the year when he published “The Arabs and the historical thought”, which was followed by “The crisis of the Arab intellectuals” in French onand with the appearance of his series of “concepts” from till He is best known for his advocacy of historicism in a framework of Hegelian and Marxist humanism.

Laroui was born in Azemmour, Morocco, in into an educated Arabic-speaking family that was engaged in government service. You ask me what are the obstacles? With respect to the theoretical side of his thought, professor Laroui, while dealing with problems of contemporary Arabic thought, is essentially concerned with the question of the method.

We may choose between the style of, say, this economic school or that, but still, there is one basic methodology represents the basis for the ‘science of economics’. I said that this concept, with the meaning I used, is not a mere title, as a name for the linguistics or a hypothesis like that which mathematicians start from, rather, it is an epitomizing conceptual system, even more, it is the system in a concrete form.

lqroui Laroui expresses this dual form as follows. I start up from a concept that is a result of an historical evolution and I apply it on a material that I think is going to be coincident with it. Les Presses Inter Universitaires, and Casablanca: There is no use of judging it as right or wrong, against what measure?

It is the only justification to our judgment on fundamentalism and technocratic liberalism abdallha superficial and on Marxism as the critical theory of the modernist West, the clear and rational theory that is useful for us in the historical era in which we live. Moreover, we have no right to conflate methodology and style.


Obstacles of Modernity Laroui expresses his pessimism about overcoming such modernity obstacles, as follows, Laroki frightening question is: Is it legitimate for us to act as if we have surpassed modernity as the Europeans who lived within it more than three centuries, more or less, according abda,lah the countries?

He calls for a laroul bourgeois state that opposes the authoritarian Islamic state and that allows for academic and artistic freedom. Modern Language Association http: This is the central concept in the thought of Laroui and we find it fused in almost all his works, he says, I tried in all my writings to clarify that the historical status within which we live today, which we cannot negate, makes all of our judgments, on definite cases, pragmatic and apologetic.

Literary theory Critics Literary Prizes. The first, is the historical line, for “he uses on a wide scale material of the Arabic history”. Afaq newspaper However, Laroui’s futuristic and realistic position supports implicitly isolation or even separation of Moroccoqbdallah, from its Arabic context, and may be strengthens its relation to Europe.

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Then, I showed that each ideology is imported from a specific phase of the phases of the modern western history. Volume three, covering the years towas published in Is it possible to present new creative mechanisms that are more effective and can bridge the gab between exemplar abdsllah reality?

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