Navigating a Fractal World: Ibn al-Arabi, Civilisational Renewal, and the New Sciences

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Winkel, Eric. 2011. “Navigating a Fractal World: Ibn Al-Arabi, Civilisational Renewal, and the New Sciences”. Islam and Civilisational Renewal </Br> ICR Journal 2 (3).


After surveying visions of the future, this article engages some of the most interesting conceptualisations coming from the ‘new sciences’ and resonating with the perspective of civilisational renewal. The focus is on the environment, as the most accessible point of departure for visions of the future, and ‘transition’, as the best description of where we are. From here, the language of Islamic civilisational renewal is brought out to both deepen and sharpen the contemporary discourse.



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