The Thoughts of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq Ramadan
This book is a substantial revision of my doctorial thesis at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS), the University of Exeter. Thanks to Prof. Richard Bonney’s comments, suggestions and ultimate reception of my book as one of the volumes to this series. My pursuit of Masters and PhD studies and the writing of this book would not be possible if my parents, wife and friends in HK did not support me both emotionally and finan- cially, and I owe them everything. Therefore, it is better for me to express my love and acknowledge their contributions in the language that they are familiar with, i.e. Chinese, below. I want to first express my gratitude to Prof. James Morris (now Boston College) who was my second supervisor when I arrived at IAIS. Without his encouragement of my research topic, I do not think that I could have continued my studies immediately after I completed study at the University of Birmingham. He introduced me to Prof. Sajjad Rizvi as my first supervi- sor, who is erudite in both Islam and western philosophy. His comments or criticisms always lead me to a deeper level of thinking. I also want to give thanks to Prof. Robert Gleave, Dr Michael Axworthy, Dr Leonard Lewisohn and Dr James Onley, among many other teachers, since I have learned a lot from them. Apart from my teachers, I would like to thank my colleagues and friends in Exeter, including Yaqoob Alwaily, Mahmoud Baroud, Clement Chia, Shabnam Holliday,...
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