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Knot of the SoulMadness, Psychoanalysis, Islam$
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Stefania Pandolfo

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226464923

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.001.0001

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Extimacy: The Battlefield of the Nafs

Extimacy: The Battlefield of the Nafs

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(p.304) Fifteen Extimacy: The Battlefield of the Nafs
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Knot of the Soul
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Stefania Pandolfo

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226465111.003.0017

This chapter focuses on the "nafs"--the soul, in its relation to the heart, and the stage on which they play out their states and actions. It also explores the relation between medicine and jurisprudence, and conceptions of illness in Islam and psychiatry. Other sections explore passion, desire, and the figure of the neighbor.

Keywords:   nafs, soul, heart, medicine, jurisprudence, illness, Islam, psychiatry, desire, the neighbor

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