• Is Taha Abdurrahman a Contractarian Philosopher?

    Author(s):
    Yousef AlQurashi (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    contractarian ethics, entrustment ethics, social contract, Taha Abdurrahman, the covenant of testimony
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/ngj0-4b06
    Abstract:
    This study aimed to examine the possibility of considering the contemporary Moroccan philosopher Taha Abdurrahman-who has the possibility of being "The Next Big Thing" in Islamic philosophy-a part of the contractarian tradition. The overall objective of this can be summarized in two points: The first is to determine whether Taha's theory is essentially contractarian, in which case contractarian critique would apply to it. The second is to assess the implications of his "contract/ covenant" theory in terms of present and future ethical and political studies. In order to do this, the major themes of contractarian philosophy had been examined through a brief historical study, in which the study did not seek a "single unbroken tradition of contractarianism", but for different traits of what was called contractarian through the ages. which gave us the opportunity to extract the main characteristic of a "contractarian theory." In this thematic study, three general themes of contractarianism were adopted from previous studies: ethical/ moral, civil, and constitutional. Through these themes, the most influential accounts of contractarianism were examined to identify what makes a "contractarian theory."
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