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Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical Concepts

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Description for Sufism and Taoism: A Comparative Study of Key Philosophical Concepts Paperback. Compares the metaphysical and mystical thought-systems of Sufism and Taoism and discovers that, although historically unrelated, the two share features and patterns which prove fruitful for a transhistorical dialogue. The author's original and suggestive approach opens new doors in the study of comparative philosophy and mysticism. Num Pages: 502 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: HRAC; HRKN5. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 217 x 35. Weight in Grams: 650.
In this deeply learned work, Toshihiko Izutsu compares the metaphysical and mystical thought-systems of Sufism and Taoism and discovers that, although historically unrelated, the two share features and patterns which prove fruitful for a transhistorical dialogue. His original and suggestive approach opens new doors in the study of comparative philosophy and mysticism. Izutsu begins with Ibn 'Arabi, analyzing and isolating the major ontological concepts of this most challenging of Islamic thinkers. Then, in the second part of the book, Izutsu turns his attention to an analysis of parallel concepts of two great Taoist thinkers, Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu. Only after laying ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
University of California Press
Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
502
Place of Publication
Berkerley, United States
ISBN
9780520292475
SKU
V9780520292475
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About Toshihiko Izutsu
Toshihiko Izutsu was Professor Emeritus at Keio University of Japan. A world authority on Islamic thought, he taught for ten years in Iran and was active in promoting transcultural dialogue in philosophy.

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