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dc.contributor.authorZwanzig, Rebekah.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T13:54:39Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T13:54:39Z
dc.date.issued2008-05-21T13:54:39Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1383
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes four philosophical questions surrounding Ibn al-'Arabi's concept of the al-iman al-kamil, the Perfect Individual. The Introduction provides a definition of Sufism, and it situates Ibn al-'Arabi's thought within the broader context of the philosophy of perfection. Chapter One discusses the transformative knowledge of the Perfect Individual. It analyzes the relationship between reason, revelation, and intuition, and the different roles they play within Islam, Islamic philosophy, and Sufism. Chapter Two discusses the ontological and metaphysical importance of the Perfect Individual, exploring the importance of perfection within existence by looking at the relationship the Perfect Individual has with God and the world, the eternal and non-eternal. In Chapter Three the physical manifestations of the Perfect Individual and their relationship to the Prophet Muhammad are analyzed. It explores the Perfect Individual's roles as Prophet, Saint, and Seal. The final chapter compares Ibn al-'Arabi's Perfect Individual to Sir Muhammad Iqbal's in order to analyze the different ways perfect action can be conceptualized. It analyzes the relationship between freedom and action.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectIbn al-Arabi, 1165-1240.en_US
dc.subjectIqbal, Muhammad, Sir, 1877-1938.en_US
dc.subjectPerfectionen_US
dc.subjectSufism.en_US
dc.titleAn analysis of Ibn al-'Arabi's al-Insan al-Kamil, the Perfect Individual, with a brief comparison to the thought of Sir Muhammad Iqbalen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Philsophyen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanititiesen_US
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