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Ghazali, al-

Index: La busca de Averrores, El Aleph, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 582. Pascal, Otras inquisiciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 705. Del culto de los libros, Otras inquisiciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 715.

Persian theologian and mystic, sometimes called Algazel, 1058-1111, author of the Tahafut-ul-Tahafut or Incoherence of the Philosophers

Fishburn and Hughes: A famous Persian theologian. After a nervous breakdown, Ghazali suffered a spiritual crisis and for a time became a Sufi mystic. He tried to reconcile the tensions between theology and philosophy. His anti-rationalist Tahafut-al-falasifa (Destruction of Philosophy) attacked the Neoplatonism of Avicenna (Ibn Sina), holding that the world was deliberately created by God and not simply an emanation of a First Being. His use of the word Tahafut (destruction) implies something like the collapse of a house of cards. The same concept was used by Averroes in his refutation of Ghazali. Averroës’ Search