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The Resource Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought : Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation

Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought : Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation

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Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought : Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation
Title
Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought
Title remainder
Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the greatest popularisers of philosophy in medieval Islam. The author supplies new evidence showing that al-Ghazali was indebted to philosophy in his theory of mystical cognition and his eschatology, and that, moreover, in these two areas he accepted even those philosophical teachings which he ostensibly c
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Treiger, Alexander
Dewey number
  • 181.5
  • 181/.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
B753.G34 T74 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Avicenna
  • Cognition
  • Ghazzālī
  • Mysticism
  • Cognition
  • Mysticism
Label
Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought : Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A new paradigm in Ghazālian studies; Methodological principles of the present study; Objectives and structure of the present study; Al-Ghazālī's books used in this study and their chronology; A note on works of doubtful authenticity; Transliteration and translation; 1. Heart, intelligence, knowledge; Heart (qalb); Intelligence ('aql); Other meanings of the term "intelligence" ('aql); Knowledge ('ilm); The mirror analogy; Cognition (ma'rifa); 2. The science of unveiling
  • The Revival of the Religious Sciences: What sciences are being revived?The content of the science of unveiling; The term "unveiling" (mukāshafa): A Sūfī background; The soteriological role of the science of unveiling: Philosophical background; 3. Tasting and witnessing; Tasting (dhawq); Witnessing (mushāhada); The Avicennian foundation; 4. Inspiration and revelation; Al-Ghazālī's taxonomy of the modes of cognition (turuq al-tahsīl); Two educational approaches: The "Sūfīs" versus the "theoreticians"; Inspiration explained: Model A -- the Preserved Tablet and a curtain
  • Inspiration explained (contd.): Model B -- a pond with two openingsAvicennian background: Avicenna's theory of intuition (hads); Avicennian background (contd.): Imagination-based prophecy; 5. Al-Ghazālī and the philosophical tradition; Tahāfut, Discussions 16 and 20; Tahāfut: A pseudo-refutation?; The Nīshāpūr controversy: Al-Ghazālī's response to the charge of philosophical influence; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index of Qur'ānic verses
Control code
798530585
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203806487
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798530585
Label
Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought : Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Front Cover; Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought; Copyright Page; Contents; List of tables; Acknowledgments; Introduction: A new paradigm in Ghazālian studies; Methodological principles of the present study; Objectives and structure of the present study; Al-Ghazālī's books used in this study and their chronology; A note on works of doubtful authenticity; Transliteration and translation; 1. Heart, intelligence, knowledge; Heart (qalb); Intelligence ('aql); Other meanings of the term "intelligence" ('aql); Knowledge ('ilm); The mirror analogy; Cognition (ma'rifa); 2. The science of unveiling
  • The Revival of the Religious Sciences: What sciences are being revived?The content of the science of unveiling; The term "unveiling" (mukāshafa): A Sūfī background; The soteriological role of the science of unveiling: Philosophical background; 3. Tasting and witnessing; Tasting (dhawq); Witnessing (mushāhada); The Avicennian foundation; 4. Inspiration and revelation; Al-Ghazālī's taxonomy of the modes of cognition (turuq al-tahsīl); Two educational approaches: The "Sūfīs" versus the "theoreticians"; Inspiration explained: Model A -- the Preserved Tablet and a curtain
  • Inspiration explained (contd.): Model B -- a pond with two openingsAvicennian background: Avicenna's theory of intuition (hads); Avicennian background (contd.): Imagination-based prophecy; 5. Al-Ghazālī and the philosophical tradition; Tahāfut, Discussions 16 and 20; Tahāfut: A pseudo-refutation?; The Nīshāpūr controversy: Al-Ghazālī's response to the charge of philosophical influence; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Index of Qur'ānic verses
Control code
798530585
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (196 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203806487
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798530585

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