I thank the organizers, especially Dr. Ghaly, for inviting me to participate and for making these arrangements. A few words, then, about what I hope my book offers to the academy’s ongoing discussions on Islamic ethics. That book, The Polished Mirror: Storytelling and the Pursuit of Virtue in Islamic Philosophy and Sufism, was published by Oneworld Press in December of 2017. It locates Islamic virtue ethics outside of the genre of writing to which it has usually been assigned.
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