Mohammed Abed al-Jabri

Mohammad Abed al-Jabri
Born December 27, 1935

Died May 3, 2010

Nationality Moroccan
Alma mater University of Mohammad V
Notable work
The critique of the Arab Mind
Awards Ibn Rushd Prize
Region Arab world
Main interests
Arab reason, Ibn Khaldun

Mohammed Abed Al Jabri (Arabic: محمد عابد الجابري‎; 27 December 1935 – 3 May 2010 Rabat) is one of the most known Moroccan and Arab philosophers; he taught philosophy, Arab philosophy, and Islamic thought in Mohammed V University in Rabat from the late 1960s until his retirement. He is considered one of the major philosophers and intellectual figures in the modern and contemporary Arab world.[1] He is known for his academic project "Critique of Arab Reason", published in four volumes between the 1980s and 2000s. He published several influential books on the Arab philosophical tradition.[2]

Biography [ edit ]

Jabri was born on 27 December 1935 in Figuig, Morocco.[3] he received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the University of Mohammed V in 1967.[3] He also obtained a PhD in philosophy from the same university in 1970.[3]

Awards [ edit ]

Bibliography [ edit ]

Arabic [ edit ]

  • Al-Jabri, Muhammad Abed (1995). Mas'alat al-Huwiyya: al-ʿUrūba wa-al-Islām wa-al-Gharb (مسألة الهوية: العروبة والإسلام والغرب) [The Issue of Identity: Arabism, Islam and the West]. Center for Arab Unity Studies.
  • Al-Jabri, Muhammad Abed (1998). Ibn Rushd: Sīra wa-Fikr (ابن رشد: سيرة وفكر) [Ibn Rushd: life and thought]. Center for Arab Unity Studies.

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English [ edit ]

  • al-Jabri, Muhammad Abed (January 1999). Arab-Islamic Philosophy: A Contemporary Critique. Translated by Abbassi, Aziz. Center for Middle Eastern Studies; University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-70480-1.
  • al-Jabri, Muhammad Abed (2008). Democracy, Human Rights and Law in Islamic Thought. I. B. Tauris. ISBN 1845117492.
  • al-Jabri, Muhammad Abed (2010). The Formation of Arab Reason: Text, Tradition and the Construction of Modernity in the Arab World. I. B. Tauris. ISBN 1848850611.

French [ edit ]

  • La Pensée de Ibn Khaldoun: la Assabiya et l'État. Grandes lignes d'une théorie Khaldounienne de l'histoire musulmane. Paris: Édima, 1971.
  • Pour une Vision Progressiste de nos Difficultés Intellectuelles et Éducatives. Paris: Édima, 1977.
  • Nous et Notre Passé (Al-Marqaz al-taqafi al-arabi). Lecture contemporaine de notre patrimoine philosophique, 1980.
  • Critique de la Raison Arabe - 3 volumes, Beyrouth, 1982.

German [ edit ]

  • Kritik der arabischen Vernunft, Naqd al-'aql al-'arabi, Die Einführung, Perlen Verlag, Berlin 2009 ISBN 978-3-9809000-8-9

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "The University of Texas Press". The University of Texas Press. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  2. ^ Sonja Hegasy, "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, Pioneering Figure in a New Arab Enlightenment" at, 06 May 2010 [1]
  3. ^ a b c "Mohammed Abed al-Jabri". Ibn Rushd Organization. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

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