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Christianity, Islam – 'The Principles of the Laws Protection of..' '..Discovery of the Self'

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'The classical liberal vision regards individual liberty as the most important cultural value of Europeans and Christianity .. The Treaty of Rome in 1957 was the main achievement toward the classical liberal vision for Europe. The Treaty delivered four basic liberties: free circulation of goods, free offering of services, free movement of financial capital, and free migration.'

'The founding fathers of the EU, Schuman (France [born in Luxembourg]), Adenauer (Germany), and Alcide de Gasperi (Italy), all German speaking Catholics, were followers of the classical liberal vision of Europe. They were also Christian democrats. The classical liberal vision regards individual liberty as the most important cultural value of Europeans and Christianity. In this vision sovereign European states defend private property rights and a free market economy in a Europe of open borders, thus enabling the free exchange of goods, services and ideas.

The Treaty of Rome in 1957 was the main achievement toward the classical liberal vision for Europe. The Treaty delivered four basic liberties: free circulation of goods, free offering of services, free movement of financial capital, and free migration. The Treaty restored rights that had been essential for Europe during the classical liberal period in the nineteenth century, but had been abandoned in the age of nationalism and socialism. The Treaty was a turning away from the age of socialism that had led to conflicts between European nations, culminating in two world wars.'

- Professor Philipp Bagus, The Tragedy of the Euro (pdf) (Source), page 1 & 2


*** Mustafa Akyol's lecture 'The Commercial Heritage and Contribution of Islam'

The Principles of the Laws Protection of:

- Life

- Religion

- Property

- Lineage

- The Intellect

'Most interestingly, in a later instance of cultural cross-pollination, Islamic scholars in the Ottoman empire began to develop a strong interest in the ideas of Western liberalism (in the classical sense) during the 19th century as a result of the evident economic and scientific success it had produced in Europe. This developing Islamic liberal tradition continued to gain in strength until the time the Ottoman empire began to fall apart in the run-up to World War I.'

- Lectures from the Austrian Scholars Conference 2011, March 31st, 2011


'..the Scholastics .. These men had inherited the two streams of Greek and Arabian thought. They had set themselves to master and to develop the conclusions of Plato, of Aristotle, of Avicenna, of Averroes. They were influenced not by the Peripatetic school alone, but further by Stoicism, Neo-platonism, Augustinianism..'

- Logic - 'Advance .. by building on the foundations laid by our predecessors...'


'For years I've puzzled over the question of why religious people have such trouble coming to terms with economics. This problem applies only to modern religious people, for it was Catholics in 15th- and 16th-century Spain who systematized the discipline of economics to begin with. That was long ago. Today, most of what is written about economics in Catholic circles is painful to read. The failing extends left and right, as likely to appear in "progressive" or "traditionalist" publications. In book publishing, the problem is so pervasive that it is difficult to review the newest batch.'

- Jeffrey A. Tucker, Why Religious People Struggle with Economics, March 30, 2011


Context

'..it has been interpreted that Jeremiah “spiritualized and individualized religion and insisted upon the primacy of the individual’s relationship with God.” '

- Wikipedia, Jeremiah


'But their decades-long endeavors to create a consistent theory of subjective value stalled halfway. The reason was an institutional and epistemological dilemma that they could not solve. Institutionally, almost all economists were professors at state-supervised universities, and as public servants, were more or less part of the ruling order. Generally speaking, they pursued their science in a manner compatible with this ruling order. Epistemologically, the metaphysical essentialism which they subscribed to philosophically constituted an additional and almost insurmountable barrier. Accordingly, there was no room in this scholarly and political worldview for the individual as autonomous agent — or if at all, then only in a very restricted fashion.'

- Eugen-Maria Schulak & Herbert Unterköfler, '..Discovery of the Self'


In The Electric Universe a Future of Peace and Love

‘..where we learn the Art of Being Human’