ENGLISH-A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF VARIANCES IN THE NATURE OF HUMAN DISPOSITION IN GHAZALIAN THEORY OF SOUL AND FREUDIAN PSYCHOANALYSIS

Abstract

The present study aims at providing the venue to the mystical insights of Ghazalian theory of soul to be integrated into the study of Freudian psychoanalysis, with its principal emphasis on the variances between them. Moreover, the foundational belief of this research proceeds from the assumption that although Freudian psychoanalytic theory has enriched the world with its insightful psychological interpretations, correspondingly appropriate appraisals result from analyzing Ghazalian theory of soul. This study adopts the descriptive and analytic methodology to investigate the variances in both the models and has been developed according to the guidelines provided by Zepetnek’s (1998) theory of comparative literature. The findings of the study reveal that despite certain profound similarities in Ghazlain theory of soul and Freudian psychoanalysis, there exist some variances arising out of specific settings and distinct frames of reference in which these theories are produced. This analytical approach may lead to an alternative critical agenda for the better understanding of human mind.

Published
2020-05-31