ABSTRACTFRITHJOF SCHUON: THE SHINING REALM OF THE PURE INTELLECT by Renaud Fabbri
This thesis provides an intellectual biography of the Perennialist philosopher and SufiShaykh Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998). I have argued that Schuon’s message is bestunderstood as an autonomous path of knowledge (
), ritually based on Islambut centered on the
I have also compared and contrasted it to certainmetaphysical doctrines and contemplative disciplines of the Hindu monastic traditions(Advaita Vedanta
Shaivism, etc…)and certain Gnostic schools of Sufism (
ritual practice, etc…),to none of which can it be reduced in the last instance.