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The Resource The suicide of reason : radical Islam's threat to the enlightenment, Lee Harris

The suicide of reason : radical Islam's threat to the enlightenment, Lee Harris

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The suicide of reason : radical Islam's threat to the enlightenment
Title
The suicide of reason
Title remainder
radical Islam's threat to the enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Lee Harris
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Whether by choice or not, the West finds itself in a low-grade yet bitter war with Islamic fanaticism--a war the West is ill equipped to fight. The foe is resistant to any of the normal methods of conflict resolution such as negotiation, economic sanctions, or conventional armed confrontation. This book shows how modern liberal societies, whose political theories are born of the Enlightenment, are unfamiliar with the nature of mass fanaticism. The West can only think of it as a social pathology, a failure to modernize, rather than as what it is: a variety of social order that is not only fully viable in the modern world but also willing to use weapons to which the West is uniquely vulnerable. A governing philosophy based on reason, tolerance, and consensus cannot defend itself against a strategy of ruthless violence without being radically transformed--or destroyed.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harris, Lee
Dewey number
303.48/2
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.F16
LC item number
H27 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fanaticism
  • Religious fanaticism
  • Fanatisme
  • Politieke bewegingen
  • Islam
  • Verlichting (cultuurgeschiedenis)
  • Westerse wereld
  • Islam
  • Fanatismus
  • Vernunft
  • Fanaticism Psychological aspects
  • Religious fanaticism Psychological aspects
Label
The suicide of reason : radical Islam's threat to the enlightenment, Lee Harris
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fanaticism and the myth of modernity -- The denial of fanaticism -- Fanaticism and resentment -- The end of history? -- Clash or crash? -- The fanaticism of reason -- Demystifying reason -- Thomas Hobbes and the politics of reason -- Condorcet's tenth stage -- Reason and autonomy -- Liberal exceptionalism -- The logic of fanaticism -- The legacy and future of jihad -- Can carpe diem societies survive? -- Our new world disorder
Control code
ocm86117374
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780465002030
Lccn
2007009754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o86117374
  • (OCoLC)86117374
Label
The suicide of reason : radical Islam's threat to the enlightenment, Lee Harris
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fanaticism and the myth of modernity -- The denial of fanaticism -- Fanaticism and resentment -- The end of history? -- Clash or crash? -- The fanaticism of reason -- Demystifying reason -- Thomas Hobbes and the politics of reason -- Condorcet's tenth stage -- Reason and autonomy -- Liberal exceptionalism -- The logic of fanaticism -- The legacy and future of jihad -- Can carpe diem societies survive? -- Our new world disorder
Control code
ocm86117374
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780465002030
Lccn
2007009754
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o86117374
  • (OCoLC)86117374

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