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Presuppositions in mystical philosophies : an examination of the mystical philosophies of Sankara and Ibn Arabi

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dc.contributor.advisor Rodrigues, Hillary
dc.contributor.author Peat, Campbell
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-16T18:26:04Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-16T18:26:04Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3102
dc.description iv, 195 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This study is a comparison of the philosophical systems composed by the Indian philosopher Sankara (788-830 CE), and the Muslim mystic, Ibn Arabi (1165-1240 CE). The primary thesis found in this study is that the conceptual systems constructed by Sankara and Ibn Arabi are not perfectly new creations derived from the core of their mystical realizations. Rather, they contain fundamental pre-existing principles, concepts, and teachings that are expanded upon and placed within a systematic philosophy or theology that is intended to lead others to a state of realization. A selection of these presuppositions are extracted from within each of these thinkers’ philosophical systems and employed as structural indicators. Similarities are highlighted, yet the differences between Sankara and Ibn Arabi’s thought, witnessed within their philosophical systems, lead us to the conclusion that the two mystics inhabited different conceptual space. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Religious Studies, c2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Śaṅkarācārya en_US
dc.subject Ibn al-ʻArabī,1165-1240 en_US
dc.subject Philosophy, Indic en_US
dc.subject Islamic philosophy en_US
dc.subject Mysticism -- Islam en_US
dc.subject Mysticism -- Hinduism en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Presuppositions in mystical philosophies : an examination of the mystical philosophies of Sankara and Ibn Arabi en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_US

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