Islamic law, epistemology and modernity : legal philosophy in contemporary Iran
- Ashk P. Dahlén.
- New York : Routledge, 2003.
- Physical description
- xi, 412 p. ; 24 cm.
- Middle East studies (Routledge (Firm))
- Dahlén, Ashk.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-385) and index.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Nature of Islamic Law
- 3. Categories of Traditional Islamic Epistemology
- 4. Shi'i Legal Dogmatics
- 5. Islamic Traditionalism and Islamic Modernism
- 6. Surush on the Nature of Islamic Law
- 7. Surush's Theory of Contraction and Expansion of Religious Knowledge Conclusions.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This study analyses the major intellectual positions in the philosophical debate on Islamic law that is occurring in contemporary Iran. As the characteristic features of traditional epistemic considerations have a direct bearing on the modern development of Islamic legal thought, the contemporary positions are initially set against the established normative repertory of Islamic tradition. It is within this broad examination of a living legacy of interpretation that the context for the concretizations of traditional as well as modern Islamic learning, are enclosed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Middle East studies
- Rev. ed. of: Deciphering the meaning of revealed law. c2001.
- Related Work
- Dahlén, Ashk Deciphering the meaning of revealed law.
- 0415945291 (alk. paper)
- 9780415945295 (alk. paper)
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