Liberalism of Skepticism and Fear, and Islam

Document Type : Research Article (Political Thought)


Ph.D in Polical Sciences Graduated from Imam Sadiq University


Skepticism and fear caused serious flaws in liberalism. Skepticism made liberalism resort to reason as an Archimedean point for resolving disagreements. But reason like opinions and affections is subject to social contingencies. Liberal fear of human nature has led it to a negative notion of rights that is harmful to social solidarity. Islam can help liberalism resolve these problems


Main Subjects

Holy Quran.
Arendt, Hana, Freedom and Politics, in Miller, David, Liberty, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Brooke, Christopher, Philosophic Pride, USA, Princeton University Press, 2012
Cassirer, Ernst, The Myth of the State, USA, Yale University Press, 1946.
Coleman, Janet, A History of Political Thought, Blackwell, Massachusetts, 2000.
Oestreich, Gerhard, Neostoicism and the Early Modern State, Cambridge: Cambridge
Ralws, john, A theory of justice, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991
Rawls, John. Laws of Peoples, London, USA: Harvard University Press, 1999.
Taylor, Charles. A Scular Age, USA: Harvard University Press, 2007
Tuck, Richard, Natural Rights Theories, Cambridge University Press, London, 1979.
Tuck, Richard, Philosophy and government, 1572-1651, New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Walzer, Michael, Just and Unjust Wars, New York, Basic Books, 2006.
Volume 4, Issue 1
March 2017
Pages 17-27
  • Receive Date: 03 February 2016
  • Revise Date: 03 March 2016
  • Accept Date: 03 April 2016