Research Proposal (IBN KHALHUN
POLITICAL THOUGHS OF IBN KHALHUN:
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Proposed Research Topic: A Political thoughts of IBN KHALHUN, Arabic thinker and philosopher.
Purposes: M. dhaouadi (1990) assumed that ibn khaldun appeared as the most ideal philosopher, who presents his thoughts very differently from others. His main focus was neither on individualism nor religious belief; he basically emphasized the differences between dynasty and cities that is covering political and social transformation(1). The concept of individualism alone, necessary alone, and security alone is criticized by ibn khuldun; he believes in the division of labor should be taken place in the society which forms a well defined political and societal environment (2). I will explore what type of political and social philosophies are presented by ibn khaldun with different philosophers in order to compare different perspectives (3).
Statement of the problem:To study the impacts of thoughts and behaviors suggested by IBN KHALHUN Arabic thinker and philosopher on different societal factors.
Research Proposal (IBN KHALHUN)
Background: I will perform my study in a group that is also interested in the collected works of of ibn khaldun political thoughts and compare with different philosophers so that I can make a difference among distinct philosophies and whether their statements are supportive or not (4). This particular team is consisting of four men and a woman. Each team member will work on different perspective comparison with ibn khaldun philosophy. He usually begins each day with a concise lecture of (15to45 minute) (5). I will be present these three meetings in a week with the overall duration of four weeks, and will continue to scrutinize their work for the time period of 20 hours within the period of four week (6). My main focal point will be ibn khaldun political and societal view; however, I will also discuss different perspectives of different philosopher during their other research work process (6).
Scope: To study the political view of IBN KHALHUN, Arabic thinker and philosopher and I will compare it with different philosophies as well. I will engage in searching out different findings over a four-week period, from 18 February to 22 March for about 20 hours among the period of four weeks.
Hypothetical framework: My guidelines would be generally followed by interpretive perspective, and distinctively by Mahmoud Dhaouadi (1990) the founding father of eastern sociology. The main focus of interpreting perspective is the meaning and the view point of the political theory of ibn khaldun by Muhammad Mahmoud Rabi (7). I am exploring different perspectives in comparison to ibn khaldun political view and philosophy. Therefore, suitable way to investigate the area by this perspective is examination of conversation, plus conducting the interview of today’s philosophers to understand the different perspectives (8).
Method: I am proposing the following methods: 1. Conduct a literature review on political thoughts of ibn khaldun and different philosophers. 3. Interview different philosophers and collect old philosophers’ data with the targeted perspective. The team members will clarify and provide deep insight into different views and opinions (9). I will try to conduct those interviews right after dialogue of interest. However, the discussions won’t be formal or controlled; there are different types of questions I will inquire which are following (10). The broad-spectrum of the approach for the conducting interviews is to initiate with wide-range of questions which followed-up by the interviewee’s responses, to confine their significance of research and to avoid imposing the objectives of my interview; I will raise different point suggested by Ibn khaldun. a. Let us know about the XY theory in contrast to ibn khaldun political. b. At what extend will you agree with the ibn khaldun thoughts and opinions? c. What do you think about ibn khaldun political and societal view? d. What do you think ibn khaldun was trying to express his religious view? e. If yes why do think ibn khaldun was trying to express his religious view. Briefly explain? Aims and objectives: I will explore what type of political and social philosophies are presented by ibn khaldun with different philosophers in order to compare different perspectives (11).
Research Proposal (IBN KHALHUN)
References Dhaouadi, Mahmoud.” Ibn khaldoun: his life and work”. Retrieved from http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/ik/klf.htm Dhaouadi, Mahmoud.”The part Ibn Khaldun’s personality traits and his social Milieu played in shaping his pioneering social thought”. Retrieved from http://www.isam.org.tr/documents%5C_dosyalar%5C_pdfler %5Cislam_arastirmalari_dergisi%5Csayi02%5C023_048.pdf