David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 7:201-206 (2007)
Sufism, as a mystic sect of Islam, can be defined as a philosophy of inner experience. The process of inner thought and experience plays an important role in sufism. Existentialism is also a philosophy of being. In existentialism being cannot be rationalized; it can be experienced in a personal venture which philosophy is the way to achieve. The aim of this paper is to compare sufi philosophers with theist existentialist philosophers mainly on the concept of person. How religious elements play a role in forming the concept of person in each philosophical system is investigated by means of several basic parameters such as being, existence, transcendent self, despair, death, knowledge and freedom. Both in sufism and theological existentialism a religious significance is given to the concept of existence. In both philosophical systems, the finitude a person experiences in this world drives one to an alienation from one's essential being to the more profound dread of guilt and anxiety, and salvation can be reached by the unification of oneself with God
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Inayat Khan (1996). The Mysticism of Sound and Music. Distributed in the United States by Random House.
Thomas R. Flynn (2006/2009). Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press.
M. T. Stepani͡ant͡s (1987/1989). The Philosophical Aspects of Sufism. Distributors, Ajanta Books International.
Ab-U. Saʼid Nūrudd-in (1978). Allama Iqbal's Attitude Toward Sufism and His Unique Philosophy of Khudi (Self). Islamic Foundation Bangladesh.
Henry Bayman (2003). The Secret of Islam: Love and Law in the Religion of Ethics. North Atlantic Books.
Mary Warnock (1970). Existentialism. New York,Oxford U.P..
Henry Corbin (1970). Creative Imagination in the Sūfism of Ibn ʻarabi. London, Routledge & K. Paul.
Thomas R. Flynn (2009). Existentialism. Sterling.
Henry Corbin (1969). Creative Imagination in the Ṣūfism of Ibn ʻarabī. [Princeton, N.J.]Princeton University Press.
Varghese J. Manimala (1991). Being, Person, and Community: A Study of Intersubjectivity in Existentialism with Special Reference to Marcel, Sartre, and the Concept of Sańgha in Buddhism. Intercultural Publications.
Steven Galt Crowell (ed.) (2012). The Cambridge Companion to Existentialism. Cambridge University Press.
Sean Sayers, The Concept of Alienation in Existentialism and Marxism Hegelian Themes in Modern Social Thought.
Ḥayim Gordon (ed.) (1999). Dictionary of Existentialism. Greenwood Press.
Toshihiko Izutsu (1966). A Comparative Study of the Key Philosophical Concepts in Sufism and Taoism: Ibnʻarabı̄ and Lao-Tzŭ, Chuang-Tzŭ. Tokyo, Keio Institute of Cultural and Linguistic Studies.
Added to index2011-12-02
Total downloads6 ( #211,749 of 1,100,130 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #304,144 of 1,100,130 )
How can I increase my downloads?