Harald Viersen, a native of The Netherlands, studied law and philosophy at the universities of Amsterdam and Cambridge. After a period spent in Cairo, in 2015 he commenced a Ph.D at the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies in Marburg. His research focuses on contemporary Arab thought, in particular on debates about authenticity and heritage and how different interpretations of these pivotal concepts in Arabic discourse give rise to different ethical outlooks.
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[Book review] Yoav Di-Capua, No Exit: Arab Existentialism, Jean-Paul Sartre & Decolonization. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018. 336 pages.$35.00. Reviewed by Harald Viersen Published as a monograph, Yoav Di Capua’s study of the stormy…