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dc.contributor.advisor Melaney, William Jehama, Zeina Abdallah 2020-10-26T14:03:15Z 2020-10-26T22:00:07Z Spring 2019 en_US 2020-10-26
dc.description.abstract Both Plato’s Republic and Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqzan explain to the reader how a spiritual journey can bring about an understanding of the Divine. However, both works also show us that the spiritual journey depends on an inquiry into the nature of the human soul as it engages in the process of learning. In the first chapter of the thesis, Plato’s Republic is explored, particularly in terms of the Allegory of the Cave, which suggests how the notion the Divine goes beyond everyday life experience. In the second chapter, Hayy Ibn Yaqzan is presented as a spiritual narrative that helps us view the importance of observation, leading to the knowledge of the natural world, the beginnings of self-discovery and meditations on the Divine. My conclusion argues that these two works help the reader understand the reality of the Divine through different conceptions of the soul, which imply different but comparable views of education. en_US
dc.format.extent 50 p. en_US
dc.format.medium theses en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Ibn Tufayl en_US
dc.subject Hayy Ibn Yaqzan en_US
dc.subject Plato en_US
dc.subject The Republic en_US
dc.subject The Divine en_US
dc.subject Allegory of the Cave en_US
dc.subject Observation en_US
dc.subject Educational transcendence en_US
dc.subject Human soul en_US
dc.subject Parts of the soul en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Plato's Forms en_US
dc.subject Socrates en_US
dc.subject Natural world en_US
dc.subject Knowledge en_US
dc.subject Nature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en_US
dc.title Two journeys of the spirit: comparing Plato’s Republic and Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqzan en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.subject.discipline English and Comparative Literature en_US
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dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of English and Comparative Literature en_US
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval is not necessary for this item, since the research is not concerned with living human beings or bodily tissue samples. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Moraw, Martin
dc.contributor.committeeMember Cooper, Samuel

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