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Sufism and deconstruction : a comparative study of Derrida and Ibn ʻArabi

Author: Ian Almond
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Series: Routledge studies in religion, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a fascinating exploration of these questions by discussing a variety of common features in the vocabularies of two thinkers, Jacques Derrida and Ibn Arabi, situated almost eight centuries apart. These features include the opposition to systematizing representations of God/reality/the text; a re-emphasis on the radical unthinkability of God and the text; a common conception of rational thought as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ibn al-ʻArabī; Jacques Derrida; Ibn-al-ʿArabī; Muhji-ad-Din Ibn-al-Arabi; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Ibn al-ʻArabī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Almond
ISBN: 0415320437 9780415320436
OCLC Number: 53462183
Description: vi, 166 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The shackles of reason : Sufi/deconstructive opposition to rational thought --
2. The honesty of the perplexed : Derrida and Ibn Arabi on 'confusion' --
3. Sages of the book : the meaning of infinity in Sufi and deconstructive hermeneutics --
4. Mystery-tasting and abyssality : the secret in Ibn Arabi and Derrida --
Conclusion : the post-structuralist dissolution of the subject : three Neoplatonic moments in the Derridean canon.
Series Title: Routledge studies in religion, 6.
Responsibility: Ian Almond.
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This book examines a series of common featuress in the works of Derrida and the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi, considered to be one of the most influential figures in Islamic thought.  Read more...

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