The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law by Walter Edward YoungThe Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law by Walter Edward Young

The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law

byWalter Edward Young

Hardcover | December 21, 2016

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The Dialectical Forge identifies dialectical disputation (jadal) as a primary formative dynamic in the evolution of pre-modern Islamic legal systems, promoting dialectic from relative obscurity to a more appropriate position at the forefront of Islamic legal studies. The author introduces and develops a dialectics-based analytical method for the study of pre-modern Islamic legal argumentation, examines parallels and divergences between Aristotelian dialectic and early juridical jadal-theory, and proposes a multi-component paradigm-the Dialectical Forge Model-to account for the power of jadal in shaping Islamic law and legal theory.
In addition to overviews of current evolutionary narratives for Islamic legal theory and dialectic, and expositions on key texts, this work shines an analytical light upon the considerably sophisticated "proto-system" of juridical dialectical teaching and practice evident in Islam's second century, several generations before the first "full-system" treatises of legal and dialectical theory were composed. This proto-system is revealed from analyses of dialectical sequences in the 2nd/8th century KitÄb IkhtilÄf al-Ê-IrÄqiyyÄ«n / Ê-IrÄqiyyayn (the "subject-text") through a lens molded from 5th/11th century jadal-theory treatises (the "lens-texts"). Specific features thus uncovered inform the elaboration of a Dialectical Forge Model, whose more general components and functions are explored in closing chapters.
Title:The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:643 pagesPublished:December 21, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Current Project.- Chapter 2 Evolutionary Narratives.- Chapter 3 The Subject-Text and its Genre.- Chapter 4 The Full-System Jadal Theory of the Lens-Texts.- Chapter 5 Extended Dialectical Sequences.- Chapter 6 Short Dialectical Sequences & Independent Dialectical Formulae.- Chapter 7 A Picture of Proto-System Jadal.- Chapter 8 Uṣūl al-Fiqh and Jadal-Theory in the Dialectical Forge.- Chapter 9 Supplementary Paradigms and Open Doors.- Appendix I: al-Baá¹£rÄ«'s Modes of QiyÄs-Oriented Dialectic.- Appendix II: al-ShÄ«rÄzÄ«'s Modes of IÊ-tirÄá¸.- Appendix III: al-BÄjÄ«'s Modes of IÊ-tirÄá¸.- Glossary: Select Technical Terms of Islamic Legal Theory and Dialectic.