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Reconstructing Islam in a Post-metaphysical Age: Muhammad Iqbal’s Interpretation of Immortality

Christopher Scott McClure

in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695416
eISBN:
9781474416078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695416.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines the doctrine of immortality in Muhammad Iqbal's thought, flushing out its religious and social impact. Iqbal presents a thoroughly modern theory of immortality — one rooted in ... More


Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Eugene Fontinell

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

Can we, who have been touched by the scientific, intellectual, and experimental revolutions of modern and contemporary times, still believe that we as individual persons are immortal? Indeed, is ... More


James: Self and God

Eugene Fontinell

in Self, God and Immortality: A Jamesian Investigation

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823220700
eISBN:
9780823284863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823220700.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter analyzes how a plausible belief in personal immortality depends upon a self open to continuing existence beyond the spatial and temporal parameters of what is usually referred to as the ... More


Victorian Afterlives: The Shaping of Influence in Nineteenth-Century Literature

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187271
eISBN:
9780191719028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187271.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Questions of survival were much discussed during the 19th century, ranging from debates over the likelihood of a personal immortality, to anxieties over the more dispersed and unpredictable aftermath ... More


The Thinking Self as an Idea of Reason: The Paralogisms

Jay F. Rosenberg

in Accessing Kant: A relaxed introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199275816
eISBN:
9780191699849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275816.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter confers about ‘the very idea of an idea of reason’. Kant seems in a bit of a loss to explain just what reason is. Echoing his characterization of the understanding as the faculty of ... More


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