About Abdallah Laroui: عبد الله العرويAbdallah Laroui (born , in Azemmour ) (Arabic: عبدالله العروي) is a Moroccan historian and novelist writing i. Abdallah Laroui has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings. Abdallah Laroui’s most popular book is مفهوم الحرية. Download Audiobooks narrated by Abdallah Laroui to your device. Audible provides the highest quality audio and narration. Your first book is Free with trial!.

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Articles About Him in Arabic. The same strategy should secure the same results elsewhere. I tried in all my writings to clarify that the historical status within which we live today, which we cannot negate, makes all of our judgments, on definite cases, pragmatic and apologetic.

This side of Laroui’s thought appears clearly in his series of ‘Concepts’ the concept wbdallah ideology, the concept of freedom, the concept of the state, the concept of history, and the concept of reason. What are the intellectual mechanisms through which we can realize the deep intellectual transformation toward modernism for example: Modernism, in his view, is equivalent to the meaning which Europe has known between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries; i.

This is because social reform undertakes time, and its development takes long time. Laroui expresses his lsroui about larooui such modernity obstacles, as follows. On he defended successfully his PhD thesis titled: Laroui himself has written several novels, and in recent years has been publishing his memoirs, Khawatir al-Sabah Recollections.

Every thing that hinders political and civic freedom hinders modernization. On this level there is no choice: This reflects itself on the structure of the Arabic language in which priority is for noun over verb. Therefore, no wonder if we see this situation reflected on language, Noun precedes Verb.


He has argued that this state, with its authoritarian and reactionary tendencies and rejection of open dialogue with the West, is a manifestation of the class interests of the petit bourgeoisie rather than of inherently Islamic or Arab values. It is the only justification to our judgment on fundamentalism and technocratic liberalism as superficial and on Marxism as the critical theory of the larou West, the clear and rational theory that is useful for us in the historical era in which we live.

His book L’Histoire du Maghreb: Obstacles of Modernity Laroui expresses his pessimism about overcoming such modernity obstacles, as follows, The frightening question is: Professor Laroui has been studying in France at mid fifties of the past century when he realized that the thinking tank of the big Arabic questions is in Egypt.

Abdallah Laroui (Author of L’histoire du Maghreb )

With respect to methodology, which is the subject of the series of ‘Concepts’, it is something else, other than convention and positing. Then the problem turns out to be, only, one that is related to consistency in methodology. We analyze abrallah concepts and discuss it absallah only to reach a clear understanding and definite meaning of it, but also because we belief that the success of the Arabic development is constrained by this clearness and that definition.

I say that I write fictions and novels from one side and concept criticism from the other. The Crisis of the Arab Intellectual: However, the other obstacles we can deal with it, at least by characterizing it.

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abdllah I am conscious, as well, that the clearly defined concept leads me to illuminate some things and hide others, so I stay necessarily within the circle of the concept. All that hinders scientific rationalism the logic of experience and induction through resorting to superstition in our daily live, in all our movements and stand still, in our eating, dresses, curing, in what we read and see, hinders modernization.

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This “described’ I deal with it from two sides: However, I claim that this is the case any way, whether the concept complete or not, and that the concept used here is imposed upon us as a result of our commitment to contemporary humanity.

Instead, I studied the spreading ideologies in the Arab world since one century or more, and I classified it and concluded from each one its structure. If you look to the map of Morocco you will see that Morocco is an Island and we should extract from this all the results, our fate is that we live in an Island and we have to behave as inhabitants of an isolated Island.

To be accepted, or refusedas a whole, there is neither enforcement nor justification, and whoever says the contrary, it is due to hastening and pretension. Home International Encyclopedias almanacs transcripts and maps Laroui, Abdallah —. All that hinders democracy from asserting the sovereignty of the people the living people not the people of the dead hinders modernization.

You ask me what are the obstacles?