Minor in Classics: Medieval Philosophy - Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali CLAS 4010   Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali
Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111) is one of the greatest Muslim thinkers of all time. This course is an introduction to his thought, focusing on al-Ghazali’s “two-tier” approach to theology – exoteric theology for the masses and esoteric theology for the select few – and on his attitude to Islamic philosophy and Islamic mysticism (Sufism).
FORMAT: Seminar
PREREQUISITES: At least one of RELS 1002.03 RELS 2003.03 or KING 1000X/Y.06 or KING 1100X/Y.06 or permission of instructor
CROSS-LISTING: RELS 4010.03, CLAS 5817.03