ISBN : 9780190684501
Exploring how the medieval mystic Ibn 'Arabi has been read as an inclusive universalist through the interpretative field of Perennial Philosophy, this book shows how his metaphysics is inseparably intertwined with Islamic supersessionism. Ibn 'Arabi's universalist reception is thus traced to lineages of Eurocentrism, revealing how Perennialism is itself exclusionary.
Introduction - Ibn 'Arabi and the Cartography of Universalism
Chapter 1 - Tracking the Camels of Love
Chapter 2 - Return of the Solar King
Chapter 3 - Competing Fields of Universal Validity
Chapter 4 - Ibn 'Arabi and the Metaphysics of Race
Conclusion - Mapping Ibn 'Arabi at Zero Degrees