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Towards an Islamic Discourse of Uncertainty and Doubt
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Linguistics and Philology.
2002 (English)In: International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM) Newsletter, no 10, 22-22 p.Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [en]

Contemporary Islam is witnessing the advent of new critical discourses from within its own modes of articulation. It confronts a new epistemic and interpretative situation, which is generally felt as something of an emergency. This emergency in epistemology and hermeneutics is largely the result of a radical shift of the categories of modern philosophy, science, culture and geography. Given the fact that the exploratory elaboration of law for centuries has been the dominant mode of self-expression in Islam, one of the key themes of contemporary Shici thought is the search for a legal identity. The current debate on the sharica (divine law) in Iran underscores the continued significance of this exploration. In the debate, the radical post-modernist Abdolkarim Soroush contests the epistemic certainty of eternal knowledge, so common among modernists.

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Leiden, 2002. no 10, 22-22 p.
Keyword [sv]
Iran, shia islam, islamisk lag, hermeneutik, epistemologi
National Category
History of Religions
Research subject
Iranian Languages; History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221379OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221379DiVA: diva2:708810
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