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The Quest for Meaning

Forum for European Philosophy public lecture


In this public lecture Tariq Ramadan, philosopher and Islamic scholar will talk about his new book The Quest for Meaning in which he invites the reader to join him on a journey to the deep ocean of religious, secular, and indigenous spiritual traditions to explore the most pressing contemporary issues. Along the way, Ramadan interrogates the concepts that frame current debates including: faith and reason, emotions and spirituality, tradition and modernity, freedom, equality, universality, and civilization. He acknowledges the greatest flashpoints and attempts to bridge divergent paths to a common ground between these religious and intellectual traditions. He calls urgently for a deep and meaningful dialogue that leads us to go beyond tolerant co-existence to mutual respect and enrichment.

Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford University (Oriental Institute, St Antony's College). He is also teaching at the Faculty of Theology at Oxford. He is at the same time Senior Research Fellow at Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan).Through his writings and lectures he has contributed substantially to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world. He is active both at the academic and grassroots levels lecturing extensively throughout the world on social justice and dialogue between civilisations. Professor Tariq Ramadan is currently President of the European think tank: European Muslim Network (EMN) in Brussels.


Speaker(s):

Professor Tariq Ramadan | talks
Dr Simon Glendinning | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

18 October 2010 at 6:30 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

LSE Campus, venue TBC to ticket holders
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE


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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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Tickets:

Free

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