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dc.contributor.supervisor Khalil, Atif
dc.contributor.author Coates, Bruce A.
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-16T15:57:42Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-16T15:57:42Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/5461
dc.description.abstract This essay examines the ontological status and nature of the self as understood and taught in classical Islamic mysticism on the basis of teachings from two major Islamic mystical philosophers: Ibn ‘Arabi (d. 1240) and al-Ghazali (d. 1111). Following a short overview of mysticism in general, the arguments of these two figures are examined alongside the Islamic creed known as the Shahada, which defines the tradition’s monotheistic principle tawhid. It is determined during this examination that, according to classical Islamic mystics, the self as an independent entity is illusory and therefore has a negative ontological status. The nuances of this metaphysical position are carefully considered and explored, including by means of a comparative analysis with David Hume (d. 1776) at the end. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Religious Studies en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Mysticism -- Islam en_US
dc.subject Self -- Religious aspects -- Islam en_US
dc.subject Sufism en_US
dc.subject Muslim philosophers en_US
dc.subject Profession of faith (Islam) en_US
dc.subject Ontology en_US
dc.subject nature of the self en_US
dc.subject classic Islamic mysticism en_US
dc.subject Shahada en_US
dc.subject tawhid en_US
dc.subject Ibn al-'Arabi, 1165-1240 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Ghazzali, 1058-1111 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject Hume, David, 1711-1776 -- Criticism and interpretation en_US
dc.subject ontology of the self en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The ontology of the self in classical Islamic mysticism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
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dc.embargo No en_US


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