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Al-Suhrawardī’s philosophy of illumination and al-Ghazālī

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I argue that the thought of Shihāb al-Dīn al-Suhrawardī (d. 1191), the founder of the so-called “Illuminationist” (ishrāqī) current in Arabo-Persian philosophy, displays significant influences by al-Ghazālī (d. 1111), known both for his sustained criticism of Arabic Peripateticism and his selective appropriation thereof. The first part of the article shows that the conceptual groundwork of al-Suhrawardī’s ontology of light is in important respects derived from al-Ghazālī’s treatise The Niche ...

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10.1515/agph-2016-0013

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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De Gruyter
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Volume:
98
Issue:
3
Pages:
272–301
Publication date:
2016-09-27
Acceptance date:
2014-06-20
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1613-0650
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0003-9101
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632230
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2016-07-06

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