Dar Khawater Publishing, Istanbul, released a new book entitled ‘Philosophy Spaces, Speech Reversions’, by Syrian writer and researcher Omar Kosh. The book is composed of 168 pages.
The book explores the new philosophy and thought trends that emerged in the 20th century, and their philosophical spaces that have extended to new ones, in which philosophers built various structures, and defined problems and challenges. Philosophy did not only break arrogance, but it has also made philosophers live a modest life. The spatial philosophy has become able to create a new philosophy in every human land, opened on differences, hidden facts, statuses, and existence.
Sociology, according to the writer, has reached new universes, seeking to dismantle the introductions of the sociological and political realities. As a result, the world of possibilities has replaced the world of objects, and the social space has been added to the symbolic space, the world of possibilities, and social actors. Philosophy has also affected communication and communicative behavior with a critical theory that seeks to rebuild legitimacy, state, and modernism.
The writer sees that as philosophy has opened to new universes, the contemporary speech has headed towards closeness, and hid behind the calls for differentiation and demises.
“The contemporary speech emerged from centralization and rose with arguments, which raised conflict and dispute among its prominent supporters on one hand, and desperate calls for dialogue among its weak supporters on the other,” believes Kosh.
The book discusses the novel philosophic spaces by exploring the new trends and structures linked to questioning the definition of philosophy, including the connection between philosophy and the land with Gilles Deleuze, and the geo-philosophic concepts promoted by Pierre Bourdieu, who explored the link between philosophy and sociology, and established new definitions of power fields and social spaces. It also highlights the critical school of Jürgen Habermas and his use of communication and the communicative mind to establish a new communication theory.
The book focuses on other topics such as the contradiction between the self and the other, and the calls for differentiation and difference in philosophy, offering the reader the opportunity to learn about the new philosophic elements, and the reversions that occurred in the contemporary speech.
The book discusses the calls to establish a unique Arabic philosophy that focuses on self, privacy, and divergent cognitive soil, by exploring approaches of Taha Abdulrahman, Abu Yarub Al Marzouqi, and Tayeb Tizini, while highlighting the mishaps of the contemporary speech and its problematics, as well as studying the arguments enhanced by the self-centered speech.
These efforts aim at revealing the misleading quotes behind the distorted stereotypes endlessly exploited in different contexts to trigger nationalism, conflict, and dispute speeches.
The author believes that his efforts in this book are “critical and based on the source of the human struggle. The book aims at drawing a new picture of thought and different structures that respect the existence of the other, and the self. It also emphasizes the different rights, and the human interaction and exchange that lead to new creation paths, and help build a new world and a common space for all.”