Recent political and social events as well as advances in science and technology have posed challenges to the traditional Muslim discourse on ethics. In this book, Amyn B. Sajoo examines these challenges and critically analyses the implications of emerging initiatives in political pluralism and civic culture as well as moves in biomedicine and environmental conservation. He considers how the contours of public ethics in Islam may be redefined to provide shared conceptions of the good and the practically useful in pluralist societies.
Amyn B. Sajoo is a specialist in civil society, international human rights and public ethics. Prior to joining the Institute of Ismaili Studies in 2007, he lectured for several years at Canada s Simon Fraser University. Dr. Sajoo is the author and editor of Pluralism in Old societies and New States (1994). Civil Society in the Muslim World (2001) and Muslim Modernities: Expressions of the Civil Imagination (2008).