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Perennial philosophy in re-understanding Malay mythology and science of symbol

Ahmad, Baharudin (2010) Perennial philosophy in re-understanding Malay mythology and science of symbol. In: World Philosophy Day Congress 2010, 21-23 November 2010, Tehran, Iran.

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The intellectual discussion on Malay mythology, symbol and imagery have been almost completely forgotten by scholars and students of Malay studies presently and was very much misunderstood by scholars of Malay studies in the past. The modern Western approach which leaned toward the anthropological and sociological understandings of those aspects of Malay literary formulations have caused many grave misunderstanding and have considered them the various formulations due to the ignorance of the primitives. This paper will evaluate Malay mythology and the science of symbols from the perennialists point of view by taking into of consideration the various explanations made by scholars like Rene Guenon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Frithjof Schuon, Martin Lings, and Seyyed Hossein Nasr regarding myths, symbols and imageries in traditional thought and literature. We believe those aspects of Malay literature require redefinitions and are in need of new light for a proper literary analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: 4232/23678
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malay mythology, symnol, imagery
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Mrs. Wan Salwati Wan Salleh
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 10:59
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 11:00
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23678

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