Asma Barlas

Retired Professor, Politics
School: School of Humanities and Sciences


poster of my two Spinoza lectures, Amsterdam, 2008.

Re-Understanding Islam: A Double Critique; Spinoza Lectures (Amsterdam, the Netherlands: van Gorcum, 2008).

Spinoza Lecture I
“Believing Women” in Islam: Between Secular and Religious Politics and Theology
Framework of this lecture
Why say no? Why say yes?
Secular fundamentalisms
Saying no, saying yes

Spinoza Lecture II
Would Spinoza Understand Me? Europe, Islam, and the Mirror of Difference
Framework of this lecture
Three traveling tropes
Repetition/Repression and other questions