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Ghazali's Theory of Virtue
Ghazali's Theory of Virtue
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Mohammed A. Sherif - Author
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Hardcover - 220 pages
Release Date: June 1975
ISBN10: 0-87395-206-5
ISBN13: 978-0-87395-206-4

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Paperback - 220 pages
Release Date: June 2019
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-5140-4

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Summary

A study of Ghazali’s ethical thought as shown in his extensive treatment of the virtues and their relation to the ends of life and to each other.


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Table of Contents

List of Tables

Transliteration and Abbreviations

Acknowledgments

I. Introduction

The Unity in Ghazali's Thought

The Place of Ethics in the Division of Sciences

The Problem

II. Philosophic Virtues

General Characteristics

The Psychological Basis of Virtue

Virtue and Character

Origin of Virtue

Doctrine of the Mean

The Four Principal Virtues

Wisdom and Its Subdivisions

Courage and Its Subdivisions

Temperance and Its Subdivisions

Justice

Conclusion

III. Religious-Legal Virtues

Theological Virtues

Acts of Worship

Customs

Conclusion

IV. Mystical Virtues

Ghazali and Mysticism

Characteristics of Mystical Virtues

Supporting Mystical Virtues

Resolve

Sincerity

Truthfulness

Vigilance and Self-Examination

Meditation

Principal Mystical Virtues

Repentance

Patience

Gratitude

Hope and Fear

Poverty

Asceticism

Divine Unity and Trust

Love

Virtues Produced by Love

Conclusion

V. Conclusion

Appendixes

I. On the Authenticity of the "Criterion of Action"

II. Subdivisions of the Four Principal Virtues

Bibliography

Index


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