Monday, November 09, 2009

A Syrian school of philosophy? Not any time soon...


Over the past few years I've read a particular Syrian blog which espouses a philosophy of some sort, "Hayawic Logic". I don't really know if anybody else reads it, but it is absolutely thrilling. There is absolutely nothing on it which is coherent or has anything related to philosophy. Like many Syrian blogs that try to discuss politics, philosophy or current affairs in English, it is a manifestation of the utter nonsense which some Syrians consider "intellectual". It is tragic to say this but there are no original Syrian thinkers I can think of today, only cheap imitations and sychophants.

A while back I had a confused exchange with its owner about Platonic forms. I don't normally do this, but the latest post amused me to no end. It is a quote from the comments section of Syria Comment and it is labelled " 'Hayawic Logic' theory is simply excellent, reference for almost everything political and religious." Wow, I can't remember I heard of any theory being referred to as 'excellent' in philosophy simply because it has a reference for almost anything political and religious.

The quote goes on, Dr Raiek al Nakari is "the only Syrian philosopher who has his own school of philosophy registered with the West". Yes, because the last time I checked philosophy schools need to be registered, and in the West no less. I mean, do they give him a certificate for that to hang on the wall? Besides, has anybody actually ever heard of this Dr al Nakari? And is there one person on God's green earth who could nicely sum up what it is this man is talking about and what makes it so great?

The final sentence in the post is probably the funniest [Emphasis added]:

I agree that it is a bit difficult to understand and to get involved in the dialog but just reading it and going through the articles they produce and the rich debate they create is fulfilling and make you feel smarter.

A bit difficult to understand is an overstatement. It is incoherent and just because I happen to have been born Syrian that does not mean I will subscribe to it slavishly with the pseudo-jingoism that other Syrian bloggers have whenever they hear our silly national anthem or wave around the flag on their websites.

8 comments:

أُمنيّة said...

looooooooool
ضحكتني ومالي نفس
:/

i thought i was stupid for my uncountable tires to read his posts and not understanding a word- notice a word not a sentence- the thing is there are sites which publish his writings,..!
and he usually links to them.

I have no idea what this guy's story is, but i would love to know.

Maysaloon said...

Hi Omnia,
Great to hear that you laughed! It is a funny blog indeed. I had a brief exchange with the person who runs it a while ago about something they mentioned about Plato. They do not appear to understand anything about philosophy as far as my own limited knowledge shows me. The subject matter is incoherent and as far as I can tell it is a fraud or, at best, the mediocre writings of a person who is writing from a stream of consciousness, not genuine thought.

Anonymous said...

could you comment on a another Syrian blog; middleastforum.com
the comments section contrasts Muhammad Abduh and Adbel Wahab.

Maysaloon said...

Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Unfortunately I have very little time these days to engage in debates. Seemed interesting though.

Anonymous said...

للتذكير فقط الدكتور رائق يحمل شهادة دكتوارة دولة في الفلسفة ودرس الهندسة المعرفة للمنطق الجيوي في جامعات السوربون والجزائر والقاهرة وجورج واشنطن

وماذكر عن
الأقتباس التالي انه من رائق يدل على ضحالة ومستوى قليل الأمانة لكن الإقتاس للدكتور جاد ومقتبس من موقع آخر

ولا حول ولاقوة الا ..

Anonymous said...

للتذكير فقط الدكتور رائق يحمل شهادة دكتوارة دولة في الفلسفة ودرس الهندسة المعرفة للمنطق الجيوي في جامعات السوربون والجزائر والقاهرة وجورج واشنطن

وماذكر عن
الأقتباس التالي انه من رائق يدل على ضحالة ومستوى قليل الأمانة لكن الإقتاس للدكتور جاد ومقتبس من موقع آخر

ولا حول ولاقوة الا ..

Anonymous said...

الإقتباس المزور المصدر هو
'Hayawic Logic' theory is simply excellent, reference for almost everything political and religious." Wow, I can't remember I heard of any theory being referred to as 'excellent' in philosophy simply because it has a reference for almost anything political and religious.

The quote goes on, Dr Raiek al Nakari is

هذا تزوير لكون الإقتباس ليس للدكاور رائق
وموجود على رابط



http://joshualandis.com/blog/?p=3587

65. jad said:

Trustquest,
Dr Raiek Alnakari is the only Syrian philosopher who has his own school of philosophy registered in the west, he is one of my favorite writers, he is an excellent reference for almost everything political and religious.
I love the way they analyse and I love their articles, his school is in my humble opinion the only school tha إقراء المزيد »



على كل من يدعي انه ناقش مفهوم افلاطون يمكنه البرهنة عن ذلك بالإشارة اليه او ارساله الى موقع مدرسة دمشق المنطق الحيوي ليستفاد القراء منه
مع العلم ام موقع المدرسة ليس موقعا للفلسفة بل للهندسة المعرفية و للحوار

http://damascusschool.wordpress.com/
والهندسة المعرفيةهو علم جديد كليا وتطبيقاته الأكثر وضوحا هي في الذكاء الإصطناعي .. وليس في الثرثرة .. ولتعرف الأعمال الأكادمية باللغة
الإنكليزية يمكن زيارة موقع أخر هو
http://www.damascusschool.com/
http://www.damascusschool.com/page/5.htm

Maysaloon said...

Anonymous,
I'm amazed. You claim to find this hayawic nonsense comprehensible, but you can't read a simple quote written in plain language and this is apparent in the confusion of your reply. This has nothing to do with knowledge of any language and everything to do with having a disorganised and unclear mind which is more comfortable in the confusion of incoherence.