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  1. Ethics as Medicine: Moral Therapy, Expertise, and Practical Reasoning in Al-Ghazālī’s Ethics.Sophia Vasalou - 2022 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 104 (3):468-508.
    The idea that ethics might be fruitfully understood in analogy with, or indeed as a form of, medicine has enjoyed a long and distinguished history. A staple of ancient philosophical thinking, it also achieved wide expression in the Islamic world. This essay explores the role of the medical analogy in the work of the eleventh-century Muslim intellectual Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī. Al-Ghazālī’s use of this analogy offers a unique vantage point for approaching several key features of his ethics of virtue, as (...)
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