These extremely entertaining shorter pieces by the leader of Islamic literary culture aim to instruct us on matters of moral and social concern. They cover such uses as chanteuses, the pleasure of girls and boys, this life and the life to come, drink and drinkers, envy, and the superiority of the front to the back. Always taking a moral tone, Jahiz seldom fails to lighten with humour and wit.This regatd for difference and particulatity is further underlined by the context- responsive reading of the categotical imperative advocated by modern Kantians such as Oa#39;Neill and Herman. While the categotical imperative aims to rule outanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Edinburgh Companion to Contemporary Liberalism|
|Publisher||:||Psychology Press - 2001-01|