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Traditional Islamic environmentalism : the vision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr

Author: Tarik M Quadir
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work examines the relevance of traditional Islamic thought and practices for a lasting solution to the current environmental crisis. The book argues that only a revival of the traditional worldview which perceives all entities of nature as signs of God can effectively respond to the crisis our planet faces.
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Named Person: Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Ḥusain Naṣr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tarik M Quadir
ISBN: 9780761861430 0761861432
OCLC Number: 861016094
Description: xii, 263 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A historical overview of the philosophical roots of the environmental crisis --
The perennial principles and the metaphysics of nature within Islam --
Metaphysics, sufism, and Islamic ethics --
The advent of scientific progressivism and the marginalization of sufism --
The perennial principles and the traditional Islamic sciences --
Nasr's critique of modern science and scientism --
Technology is not value-neutral --
Towards an Islamic science.
Responsibility: Tarik M. Quadir.

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