موسسه ملی زبان و فرهنگ شرق واقع در شهر پاریس پنلی را با عنوان عقلانیت و عدم عقلانیت در خاورمیانه و اسلام برگزار خواهد کرد. این پنل در تاریخ هفتم جولای سال اینده میلادی برگزار می شود و هزینه ثبت نام برای هر نفر بیست یورو تعیین شده است. علاقه مندان جهت کسب اطلاعات بیشتر به این ادرس مراجعه کنند.
If rationality denotes what complies with the mind, irrationality, by contrast, deals with all that, at first sight, can't be explained and controlled by the ʿaql. In other words, irrationality is a negatively defined notion marked by lack or loss (ʿadam-, ġayr-ou lā-ʿaql), distance (ibʿād)or deviation (inḥirāf) from the intellect, or even it is the result of reduced rationality (qillat al-ʿaql).
An irrational behaviour is considered rather strange, abnormal, and sometimes contrary to sound norms and moral principals. Consequently, this is the case of liminal states or of more or less voluntary marginal conducts: the insane and the mental ill, the drunk or the intoxicated, the silly, the foolish, the madly in love with beloved or with God, etc.
In other cases, irrationality can be defined either by the temporary loss of self-control (anger, violent attack, fear, etc.), or by the lack of moderation and the inability to abstain from the pleasures of the flesh (uncontrolled appetite, a more or less licit sexual pleasure, etc.).
However, irrationality also bears a specific knowledge, which is beyond the control of the logic, a vision of an alternative world and a different reality along with a set of spiritual insights that cannot be controlled and that are between the sensitive world and the unconscious: emotions, gratification of the senses, dreams, the world of magic and sorcery, divination, prophecy, superstition, miracle, the hereafter, ecstasy, mysticism, love, hallucination, imaginary, etc.
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