By Ashk Dahlen

This research analyses the foremost highbrow positions within the philosophical debate on Islamic legislation that's happening in modern Iran. because the attribute positive aspects of conventional epistemic concerns have a right away relating the fashionable improvement of Islamic felony proposal, the modern positions are at the beginning set opposed to the demonstrated normative repertory of Islamic culture. it truly is inside this extensive exam of a dwelling legacy of interpretation that the context for the concretizations of conventional in addition to sleek Islamic studying, are enclosed.

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Humanism coincides with metaphysics and it represents the ultimate rationalistic reduction of everything to the measure of the human subject itself, thus forgetting the original ontological difference. In Descartes, Hobbes, Locke and Hume, the theory of human knowledge is largely 'subjectivist', possessed by some knowing subject, that is, the subjective pole of knowledge (as distinguished from premodem 'objectivist' epistemology). Despite Descartes' refutation of radical scepticism, his accent on the cognitive subject is exemplified by the fact that he initiated the constructive portion of his philosophy with the maxim 'Cogito ergo sum' (I think, therefore I am).

The existence of the thinker (the self) is necessarily implied by the fact of his thinking. In the present thesis, 'subjectivity' is hence used Empiricism is a frame of reference that permits man's mind to come to a scientific understanding of the nature of reality that is derived predominantly from sensory experience. As a philosophical doctrine, it acknowledges certain a priori truths such as the principles of mathematics and logic and holds that all knowledge is derived from experience, either through the mind or the senses.

In this respect, I suppose that we are witnessing historical conditions, which, linked to the condition of "knowledge in computerised societies", are favourable to the emergence of a thoroughly new philosophical and interpretative position within Shi'i Islam: Islamic postmodernism (Lyotard 1999:3-6). Copyright 2003 by Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. CHAPTER I1 The Nature of Islamic law A. The Islamic legal system? Law, jurisprudence and ethics For well over a millennium, Islamic law has been the most dominant medium of Muslim self-realisation.

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