The Resource The economy of certainty : an introduction to the typology of Islamic legal theory, Aron Zyzow

The economy of certainty : an introduction to the typology of Islamic legal theory, Aron Zyzow

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The economy of certainty : an introduction to the typology of Islamic legal theory
Title
The economy of certainty
Title remainder
an introduction to the typology of Islamic legal theory
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Aron Zyzow
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eng
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"Aron Zysow's 1984 PhD dissertation, "The Economy of Certainty," remains the most important, compelling, and intellectually ambitious treatment of Islamic legal theory (usul al-fiqh) in Western scholarship to date. It continues to be widely read and cited, and remains unsurpassed in its incisive analysis of the fundamental assumptions of Islamic legal thought. Zysow's important work is published here in full, for the first time, with updated references, a Preface by Professor Robert Gleave and further reflections by the author. Zysow argues that the great dividing line in Islamic legal thought is between those legal theories that require certainty in every detail of the law and those that will admit probability. The latter were historically dominant and include the leading legal schools that have survived to our own day. Zahirism and, for much of its history, Twelver Shi'ism, are examples of the former. The well-known dispute regarding the legitimacy of juridical analogy is only one feature of this fundamental epistemological division, since probability can enter the law in the process of authenticating prophetic traditions and in the interpretation of the revealed texts, as well as through analogy. The notion of consensus in Islamic legal theory functioned to reintroduce some measure of certainty into the law by identifying one of the competing probable solutions as correct. Consequently, consensus has only a reduced role in those systems that reject probability. Another, more radical, means of regaining certainty was the doctrine that regarded the legal reasoning of all qualified jurists on matters of probability as infallible. The development of legal theories of both types was to a large extent shaped by theology and, most significantly, by Mu'tazilism, and subsequently by Ash'arism and Maturidism."--Publisher
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Zysow, Aron
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index present
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KBP440.32
LC item number
.Z97 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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JSTOR
Series statement
Resources in Arabic and Islamic studies
Series volume
2
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  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
  • Legal certainty
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic law
  • Legal certainty
  • RELIGION / Islam / History
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The economy of certainty : an introduction to the typology of Islamic legal theory, Aron Zyzow
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and indexes
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • The authentication of prophetic traditions
  • Interpretation
  • Consensus
  • Analogy
  • Ijtihād
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1 online resource (xxvii, 330 pages).
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online
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9781336149144
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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remote
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  • 746200
  • 22573/ctvss01b
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  • (OCoLC)883629129
  • (OCoLC)ocn883629129
Label
The economy of certainty : an introduction to the typology of Islamic legal theory, Aron Zyzow
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The authentication of prophetic traditions
  • Interpretation
  • Consensus
  • Analogy
  • Ijtihād
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxvii, 330 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781336149144
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 746200
  • 22573/ctvss01b
System control number
  • (OCoLC)883629129
  • (OCoLC)ocn883629129

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