Beyond Belief: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted by V. S. Naipaul

By V. S. Naipaul

"Brilliant. . . . A powerfully saw, stylistically stylish exploration." —The manhattan Times

A New York Times extraordinary e-book of the Year

"The book's energy lies in Naipaul's remarkable skill as a storyteller to attract notable pics of a go component of individuals."—The Boston Globe

Fourteen years after the booklet of his landmark commute narrative Among the Believers, V. S. Naipaul back to the 4 non-Arab Islamic nations he mentioned on so vividly on the time of Ayatollah Khomeini's triumph in Iran. Beyond Belief is the results of his five-month trip in 1995 via Indonesia, Iran, Pakistan, and Malaysia—lands the place descendants of Muslim converts reside at odds with indigenous traditions, and the place goals of Islamic purity conflict with monetary and political realities.

In prolonged conversations with an unlimited variety of people—a infrequent survivor of the martyr brigades of the Iran-Iraq battle, a tender highbrow education as a Marxist guerilla in Baluchistan, an impoverished aged couple in Teheran whose dusty Baccarat chandeliers shield the reminiscence of vanished wealth, and numerous others—V. S. Naipaul intentionally effaces himself to enable the voices of his matters come via. but the result's a suite of reports that has the author's unmistakable stamp. With its incisive commentary and tremendous cultural research, Beyond Belief is a startling and revelatory addition to the Naipaul canon.

"Highly comprehensive. . . . one other exhibit of Naipaul's impressive talent." —The Independent (London)

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7 — Auch dieser Einwand ist aber nicht schlüssig. 8 (C) Schlüssig ist hingegen das Argument von A. Plantinga in (1965): Für viele kontingente Sachverhalte p (z. B. moralische Übel) nehmen wir an, daß es möglich ist, daß sie bestehen, ohne daß Gott bewirkt, daß sie bestehen, obwohl ihm das möglich wäre. Dann ist also der Sachverhalt ’p und Gott bewirkt nicht, daß p ' kontingent. Gott müßte ihn also nach (c) bewirken können. Das ist aber ausgeschlos­ sen, da er ihn dann zugleich bewirken und nicht bewirken würde.

B. ,Fn hat. „Fn hat, ist bewirkt durch eine Ursache, die bewirkt, daß etwas diese Eigenschaf­ ten hat“ ist zwar sicher richtig, aber auch trivial. 34 Eine A nalogiebetrachtung kann nicht mehr sein als eine 34 R. Swinburne gibt in (1968), S. 205 folgendes Schema für „Analogie­ schlüsse“ an: „Hs are caused by Bs. H*s are similar to As. Therefore — given that there is no more satisfactory explanation of the existence of H*s — they are produced by B*s similar to Bs. B*s are postulated to be similar in all respects to B s except in so far as shown otherwise, viz.

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