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Ghazali's Theory of Virtue

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Mohammed A. Sherif
Paperback, 220 pages
9781438451404

 

A study of Ghazali’s ethical thought.

 

Contents

 

I. Introduction
The Unity in Ghazali's Thought
The Place of Ethics in the Division of Sciences
The Problem

 

II. Philosophic Virtues
General Characteristics
The Psychological Basis of Virtue
Virtue and Character
Origin of Virtue
Doctrine of the Mean
The Four Principal Virtues
Wisdom and Its Subdivisions
Courage and Its Subdivisions
Temperance and Its Subdivisions
Justice

 

III. Religious-Legal Virtues
Theological Virtues
Acts of Worship
Customs

 

IV. Mystical Virtues
Ghazali and Mysticism
Characteristics of Mystical Virtues
Supporting Mystical Virtues
Resolve
Sincerity
Truthfulness
Vigilance and Self-Examination
Meditation
Principal Mystical Virtues
Repentance
Patience
Gratitude
Hope and Fear
Poverty
Asceticism
Divine Unity and Trust
Love
Virtues Produced by Love

 

V. Conclusion
Appendixes
I. On the Authenticity of the "Criterion of Action"
II. Subdivisions of the Four Principal Virtues