TITLE

THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATION OF CONCEPTIONS OF JUSTICE IN CLASSICAL KALĀ M: A STUDY OF 'ABD AL-JABBĀ R'S AL-MUGHNĪ AND IBN AL-BĀ QILLĀNIĪ'S AL-TAMHĪD

AUTHOR(S)
GHANEABASSIRI, KAMBIZ
PUB. DATE
January 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Islamic Studies;Jan2008, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on Muslim discourses on justice or discussions of "adl" in scholastic theology or "kĀalam." According to Semitic language professor Franz Rosenthal, the theoretical conceptions of justice were mostly irrelevant in Muslim societies. In the works of 'Abd al-JabbĀar and Ibn al-Baqillani, theories of knowledge that include intuition and internal human experiences served as the basis for their conceptions of justice. For them, justice was a matter of everyday knowledge. 'Abd al-JabbĀar argues that what determines the justness of an act is whether the person deserves praise for performing it or blame for failure to perform it. For Ibn al-Baqillani, the divine commands revealed to humanity determines justice and goodness.
ACCESSION #
45280247

 

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