Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning

The Dialectical Forge

Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law

Authors: Young, Walter Edward

  • First monograph which identifies dialectic as a primary formative dynamic in the evolution of pre-modern Islamic legal systems  
  • Offers the first introduction and development of a dialectics-based analytical method for the study of pre-modern Islamic legal argumentation  
  • Presents the “proto-system” juridical dialectical teaching and practice of Islam’s second century in an analytical light​
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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 Kitāb Ikhtilāf al-ʿIrāqiyyīn / ʿIrāqiyyayn (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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Current Project

    Young, Walter Edward

    Pages 1-18

  • Evolutionary Narratives

    Young, Walter Edward

    Pages 19-45

  • The Subject-Text and Its Genre

    Young, Walter Edward

    Pages 47-84

  • The Full-System Jadal Theory of the Lens-Texts

    Young, Walter Edward

    Pages 85-216

  • Extended Dialectical Sequences

    Young, Walter Edward

    Pages 217-377

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Dialectical Forge
Book Subtitle
Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law
Authors
Series Title
Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-25522-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-25522-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-25520-0
Series ISSN
2214-9120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 643
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations
Topics