Ibn Khaldûn : penseur de la société comme 'asabiyya

Authors: Benmoussa, Ahmed-Mahdi
Advisor: Parizeau, Marie-HélèneKash, Soheil
Abstract: This essay constitutes an attempt to elaborate a new reading of Ibn Khaldûn’s seminal work and proposes an entirely new interpretation for the French-speaking reader by taking into account Muhsin Mahdi’s analysis. Starting by a reinterpretation of the work’s complete title, we try to achieve a renewal of the reflection on the scientific reach the author’s intellectual contribution. This reinterpretation opens the door to a new perspective on the structure of the text’s plan. This new perspective, in turn, allows us to conceptualize with more precision the epistemological frame of the social science the North-African author proposes. We will show how this frame has been extracted, by Ibn Khaldûn, starting by a particular form of syncretism integrating the intellectual baggage of the Aristotelian philosophical tradition to the baggage of the Arab classical intellectual tradition. The result happens to be a specific Arab model of scientific discipline dedicated to the study of real human societies. This model allowing us then to propose a series of comparisons between the different scientific models studying a similar object by relying on the example of Machiavelli’s scientific model.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2018
Open Access Date: 18 May 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/29755
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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