CIK Talks is a platform for noted Muslim intellectuals and thought leaders to address critical issues facing the Ummah and ideas shaping the modern world.
Islam, Liberalism, and Ontology: A Critical Re-evaluation
Presented by Professor Joseph J. Kaminski
Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 12 PM EST (30 Dhul Qadah)
In this CIK Talk, Prof. Kaminski will provide an overview of his newly published book Islam, Liberalism, and Ontology: A Critical Re-evaluation which argues that, despite recent efforts to speak of overlapping consensuses and discursive congruence, the fundamental categories that constitute "Islam" and "Liberalism" remain very different, and that these differences should be taken seriously. Thus far, no recent scholarly works have explicitly or meticulously broken down where these differences lie.
Prof. Kaminski will rigorously explore questions related to rights, moral epistemologies, the role of religion in the public sphere, and more general approaches to legal discourse via primary and canonical sources constitutive of both Islam and liberalism. He will also demonstrate why communitarian modes of thought are better suited for engaging with Islam and contemporary socio-political modes of organization than liberalism is.