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Ambiguity, Hermeneutics, and the Formation of Shi'i Identity in al-Sharif al-Radi's (d.1015CE) Qur'an Commentary

01 Jan 2014-
About: The article was published on 2014-01-01 and is currently open access. It has received 26 citations till now. The article focuses on the topics: Identity (philosophy).
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01 Jan 2009

7,241 citations

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TL;DR: Hayden White as mentioned in this paper put together essays on Droysen, Foucault, Jameson and Ricoeur to give an encompassing account of a problematic issue that has been one of the major concerns of historical studies as well as of many other areas of the human sciences: that of the importance of narrative representation in the description or explanation of the "object" of study of human sciences.
Abstract: Although the chapters that appear in this book have been previously published separately in different places at different times, they have been revised by the author for their publication as a book and are all related to the problem of historical representation. By putting together essays on Droysen, Foucault, Jameson and Ricoeur, Hayden White hasmanaged to give an encompassing account of a problematic issue that has been one of the major concerns of historical studies as well as of many other areas of the human sciences: that of the importance of narrative representation in the description or explanation of the “object” of study of the human sciences. Although the authors mentioned deal with this subject in different ways, White finds in them common characteristics which confirm the point made by him that historical narratives are, from a semiological perspective, concerned with the production of meanings.

811 citations

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TL;DR: To a situation in north Bihar what the author calls a ''dual government state controlling the law and administration and the landlords controlling the society and economy'' as discussed by the authors, the author's claim in the blurb that the book is ''a significant contribution towards an understanding of the origin and development of agrarian society in India'' is legitimate.
Abstract: to a situation in north Bihar what the author calls a \"dual government\" state controlling the law and administration and the landlords controlling the society and economy. This is a conclusion that can hardly be disputed. The publisher's claim in the blurb that the book is \"a significant contribution towards an understanding of the origin and development of agrarian society in India\" is legitimate. The book deserves to be read by all those interested in India's agrarian history; particularly of Bihar.

118 citations

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01 Jan 1962
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors presented a series of lectures with the following topics: Lecture I * Lecture II* Lecture III * Lectures IV* Lectures V * LectURE VI * LectURES VI * LII * LIII * LIV * LVI * LIX
Abstract: * Lecture I * Lecture II * Lecture III * Lecture IV * Lecture V * Lecture VI * Lecture VII * Lecture VIII * Lecture IX * Lecture X * Lecture XI * Lecture XII

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01 Jan 2009

7,241 citations

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01 Jan 1999
TL;DR: Hacking as discussed by the authors examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not only the content but also the form of science, and comments on the culture wars in anthropology, in particular the spat between leading enthnographers over Hawaii and Captain Cook.
Abstract: Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Particularly troublesome in this area is the status of the natural sciences, where there is conflict between biological and social approaches to mental illness, and in other areas. Ian Hacking looks at the issue of child abuse, and examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science. In conclusion, Hacking comments on the "culture wars" in anthropology, in particular the spat between leading enthnographers over Hawaii and Captain Cook.

3,588 citations

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31 Dec 2020
TL;DR: Asad as discussed by the authors explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of the secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East, and concludes that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational.
Abstract: Opening with the provocative query "what might an anthropology of the secular look like?" this book explores the concepts, practices, and political formations of secularism, with emphasis on the major historical shifts that have shaped secular sensibilities and attitudes in the modern West and the Middle East. Talal Asad proceeds to dismantle commonly held assumptions about the secular and the terrain it allegedly covers. He argues that while anthropologists have oriented themselves to the study of the "strangeness of the non-European world" and to what are seen as non-rational dimensions of social life (things like myth, taboo, and religion),the modern and the secular have not been adequately examined. The conclusion is that the secular cannot be viewed as a successor to religion, or be seen as on the side of the rational. It is a category with a multi-layered history, related to major premises of modernity, democracy, and the concept of human rights. This book will appeal to anthropologists, historians, religious studies scholars, as well as scholars working on modernity.

2,816 citations

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01 Jan 1985
TL;DR: Tribe as discussed by the authors discusses the relation of past and future in modern history and the planes of historicity in the perspective of a modernized historical process, focusing on the relation between the past and the future.
Abstract: Introduction, by Keith TribePart I: On the Relation of Past and Future in Modern History Chapter 1 Modernity and the Planes of HistoricityChapter 2 Historia Magistra Vitae: The Dissolution of the Topos into the Perspective of a Modernized Historical ProcessChapter 3 Historical Criteria of the Modern Concept of RevolutionChapter 4 Historical Prognosis in Lorenz von Stein s Essay on the Prussian ConstitutionPart II Theory and Method of the Historical Determination of Time Chapter 5 Begriffsgeschichte and Social HistoryChapter 6 History, Histories, and Formal Time StructuresChapter 7 Representation, Event, and StructureChapter 8 Chance as Motivational Trace in Historical WritingChapter 9 Perspective and Temporality: A Contribution to the Historiographical Exposure of the Historical WorldPart III Semantic Remarks on the Mutation of Historical Experience Chapter 10 The Historical-Political Semantics of Asymmetric CounterconceptsChapter 11 On the Disposability of HistoryChapter 12 Terror and Dream: Methodological Remarks on the Experience of Time during the Third Reich Third ReichChapter 13 Neuzeit : Remarks on the Semantics of Modern Concepts of MovementChapter 15 Space of Experience and Horizon of Expectation : Two Historical CategoriesNotes

1,262 citations