CITY METAPHOR IN THE CONTEXT OF WISDOM AND CIVILIZATION

Authors

  • Saim Kayadibi

Abstract

In today's globalized societies, original, unaffected ideas have lost
their influence because, with technological developments, almost the
whole world can be seen as a single city. Yet in urban culture, the
understanding of living together, leaves its place in a smaller
community and even more to individualism. While wisdom and
civilization have integrated perception of the city, in the course of
time this perception has been transformed, shaping the mentality not
from where it is viewed, however, but from how it is viewed. In this
context, the city concept through this perception requires further
discussion. No civilization can be discussed from a place where a city
does not exist. However, now the concept has been transformed into
an understanding that wisdom and civilization cannot be discussed
from a place where there are no universities. With regards to this,
universities become centres for Islamic civilization to grow and
flourish like cities before. It discusses neither wisdom and civilization
nor law and jurisprudence in places where there are no social
communities. Therefore, in this paper, wisdom and civilization will
be considered in line with the transformation of the city metaphor.

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Published

2016-06-01

How to Cite

Kayadibi, Saim. 2016. “CITY METAPHOR IN THE CONTEXT OF WISDOM AND CIVILIZATION”. Al-Shajarah: Journal of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) 21 (1). https://journals.iium.edu.my/shajarah/index.php/shaj/article/view/399.

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