Al-ghazālī and Schopenhauer on knowledge and suffering

Philosophy East and West 57 (4):409-419 (2007)

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: The "major Islamic philosophers," writes Deborah Black, "produced no works dedicated to aesthetics, although their writings do address issues that contemporary philosophers might study under that heading." The emergent theme in this essay is that classical Islamic philosophy may be studied within a framework of aesthetics. To achieve this goal, the metaphysics of Abu Hamid al-Ghazālī (1058–1111) and the aesthetics of Arthur Schopenhauer (1788–1860) will be brought together
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DOI 10.1353/pew.2007.0041
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