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dc.contributor.authorKaukua, Jari
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-06T06:01:18Z
dc.date.available2014-11-06T06:01:18Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKaukua, J. (2014). A Closed Book: Opacity of the Human Self in Mullā Ṣadrā. <em>Vivarium</em>, 52 (3-4), 241-260. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685349-12341273">doi:10.1163/15685349-12341273</a>
dc.identifier.otherTUTKAID_63179
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/44542
dc.description.abstractMullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (d. 1636) subscribes at large to the Avicennian view according to which the human subject is always and fully aware of herself. At the same time, his eschatology hinges on the Qur’ānic motive of the soul as a closed book that is first opened on the Final Day, that is, on the idea that each soul’s share in the afterlife should be understood as the full revelation of the soul’s true nature to itself. The two ideas thus have seemingly contradictory entailments: the soul is fully aware of and transparent to itself, but at the same time it has aspects that can remain opaque to it, at least in this life. The task of this paper is to investigate whether Ṣadrā can coherently hold on to the two ideas, and what kind of revisions this requires him to make to the received concepts of self and self-awareness.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBrill
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVivarium
dc.subject.otherMullã Sandrãen
dc.subject.otheravicennaen
dc.subject.otherself-awarenessen
dc.subject.otherpsychologyen
dc.subject.othereschatologyen
dc.titleA Closed Book: Opacity of the Human Self in Mullā Ṣadrā
dc.typearticle
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-201410223073
dc.contributor.laitosYhteiskuntatieteiden ja filosofian laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophyen
dc.contributor.oppiaineFilosofia
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/SubmittedJournalArticle
dc.date.updated2014-10-22T03:30:07Z
dc.type.coarjournal article
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange241-260
dc.relation.issn0042-7543
dc.relation.numberinseries3-4
dc.relation.volume52
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dc.rights.copyright© Brill. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by Brill.
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dc.relation.doi10.1163/15685349-12341273


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