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Hegel and Islam
Abstract

Abstract

This essay examines Hegel’s assessment of Islam in terms of its fundamental beliefs, its philosophical tradition, its aesthetics, and its place in the history of philosophy as well as in world history. It then addresses some of the important questions arising from various scholarly assessments of Hegel’s treatment of Islam, and it concludes by suggesting how we might make use of Hegel’s own dialectical methods in abrogating ethnocentrism.