On Islam and comparative intellectual history

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On Islam and comparative intellectual history

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: On Islam and comparative intellectual history
Author: Cook, M.
Source: IIAS Newsletter, 43, 7 (2007)
Publisher: IIAS, Leiden
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: History
Islam
Abstract: Every culture has to balance innovation and conservation. Most innovations are bad because they are maladaptive, but since a few of them turn out well, absence of innovation in a culture is also maladaptive. The question is where the balance is to be struck, and in the Islamic case the answer was well toward the conservative end of the spectrum.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12782
 

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