Ghazālī on the Ethics of Action Author(s): George F. Hourani Source: Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 96, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1976), pp. 69-88 Published by: American Oriental Society Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/599890 Accessed: 07/12/2010 08:49
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ON THE ETHICS
GEORGE F. HOURANI
Leaving aside Ghazall's ethics of character, the article examines his treatment of the ethics of action in Iqtisad, Ihya' and Mustasfa and finds a consistent theory. The ethical meaning of wajib is defined as "necessary for an agent's interest." The main interest for man is personal salvation. Thus the concept of "obligation" as...