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Journal of Islamic Philosophy

Volume 4, 2008

Aytekin Özel
Pages 69-76
DOI: 10.5840/islamicphil2008418

Al-Ghazālī’s Method of Doubt and its Epistemological and Logical Criticism

The method of doubt has been used in philosophy and theology by both philosophers and theologians, among them al-Ghazālī. Al-Ghazālī’s method conveys the process of how he was cured of his epistemological and existential crisis. This study analyzes each phase of the process in terms of epistemology and logic; it explains the problems and how they appeared to al-Ghazālī.