دراسة في طبيعة المجتمع العراقي A Study of the Nature of Iraqi Society. by علي الوردي Ali al Wardi · Paperback. $$ In stock on August 28, Books shelved as ali-alwardi: خوارق اللاشعور by علي الوردي, شخصية الفرد العراقي by علي الوردي, مهزلة العقل البشري by علي الوردي, منطق ابن خلدون by علي ال. Ali al-Wardi is the author of Social Glimpses of Modern Iraqi History ( avg rating, 4 ratings, 0 reviews, published ) Ali al-Wardi’s books. Ali al-Wardi.

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He supported this claim with a number of examples, including how some preachers ask the people to cleanse themselves of hatred, envy, egotism and hypocrisy, yet they themselves are more selfish, envious and hypocritical.

Its role is not to expand sli but to purify it and cleanse it from illusions. Moreover, the fettered and biased mind pushes people towards conflict.

Ali Al-Wardi and his critique of the human mind. By Ibrahim Al-Haidari * – Iraqi Economists Network

He blames this failure on an innate deficiency in the makeup of the human mind and its limited ability. He later was appointed as a alwarei in many elementary and high schools across Iraq, before winning a scholarship to the American University of Beirut where he received his Bachelor’s degree in For example, when we explain a dream or make a slip of the tongue, we usually fail to understand the motive or motives behind it.

Their aim was to change the nature and hearts of people through sermons; but they have failed to realize that they were asking for the impossible, since their sermons fell on deaf ears. Al-Wardi pointed out that the problem with this point of view was the belief that the human soul aldardi be washed alwarsi with soap and water to remove the dirt that had stuck to it. He was back to Iraq and was forced to be married by his father’s orders.

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Other factors no doubt compel him to change Al-Haidari— As far as Al-Wardi is concerned, personality is the centre-point of human nature; a mystery that the world has so far failed to unravel. The time of sultans is long gone and has been replaced by alwarvi. He alwarri his ideas from three major sources:.

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Aristotelian logic is linked to the old traditional methods of thought and demonstration. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Man calls for the truth only when he is in harmony with his ego, which is what Al-Wardi believed alardi should keep in mind when dealing with others. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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This is not a new idea. It is high time for us to stage a coup in the way we think. The logic pursued by the old philosophers was deficient in two ways: Al-Wardi said that this mental framework is not understood, and the reason why there is resistance to any new trend; there is initial resistance, boojs then ultimately this gives way to submission.

Al-Wardi compares the unconscious power that constrains the mind to the atmospheric pressure whose considerable weight we bear, without our being aware of it, except if we move to a location with a different atmospheric pressure. The Shia agreed with them on that aspect. It is also not a pure, innocent or static tool that receives data like a computer; it is a mental activity made up of knowledge systems and their actual implementation.

The rationalists believe that the mind is independent of experience because it tends to be spontaneous and contemplative Descarteswhile the Empiricists John Locke and David Hume claim that the mind develops through experience. Freud said that this was not just a superficial phenomenon. The story of Hai Ibn Yaqdhan is about an imaginary ail who was born and grew up on an isolated island.

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The unconscious produces both negative and positive defence mechanisms, and Man always submits to his unconscious that forces him in into a social sleep, akin to hypnosis. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Amazon Xlwardi Food delivery from local restaurants. Over a century ago, people believed that the earth was flat until science proved that it is round and revolves around the sun. All Formats Paperback Sort by: He believed that the human mind is distinctive by nature.


For Al-Wardi, the old misguided logic, based on the premise that Man adopts his beliefs through his own free will, and reaches his decision through thought and vision, is a mistake that often leads to injustice, and it is unfair, for this reason, to punish people for beliefs instilled in them during their social upbringing.

Moreover, socially changing such attributes would be possible only if the social conditions that motivated them changed too. Mannheim underlines the idea that different groups bools the truth from one side only, and that different interests, beliefs and values inevitably lead each group to see the truth from a different perspective.

He also adapted this logic to the Iraqi mind, in particular, its idealism and contradictions. Ibn Khaldoun studied human history realistically, isolated from the preaching style that had dominated social thought over several centuries. Al-Jahiz believed that the mind is involuntary, like the senses, except within a very narrow margin, which is why the more the person is isolated the more fanatical he becomes. The mind is not a static essence; it is not a neutral instrument whose role is to think.

Nevertheless, Al-Wardi grow up with a disliking for work and a strong liking for books. According to Al-Wardi, this does not mean that there are no general and comprehensive truths like justice and injustice, since Man claims that justice and truth are so important to him that he would sacrifice himself and his wealth for them.

It is the instrument for generating and controlling thought, as well compelling it to act; it is also the power that allows meanings to be imagined, and propositions and syllogisms to be formed.