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posted on 2023-06-09, 22:12 authored by Anthony BoothAnthony Booth
In this chapter, I discuss how the medieval Islamic Philosophers wrestled with issues to do with the role and function of expertise. I show how this leads them to an epistemological position I call ‘Islamic Moderate Evidentialism’ and show how it directly bears upon their political philosophy whereby the Prophet is thought to be the ideal political leader. I then move to a more contemporary context and note parallels of this thought in the mid-twentieth-century revolutionary Islamism of Sayyid Qutb and Abul A’la Maududi. I show how understanding this movement from the perspective of medieval Islamic Philosophy leads us to articulating a unique political position where both Perfectionist Liberal thought and Anarcho-Socialism sit together side by side.

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Publication status

  • Published

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  • Accepted version

Publisher

Routledge

Pages

522.0

Book title

The Routledge handbook to political epistemology

Place of publication

London

ISBN

9780367345907

Series

Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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  • Philosophy Publications

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  • Yes

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Editors

Jeroen De Ridder, Michael Hannon

Legacy Posted Date

2020-11-18

First Open Access (FOA) Date

2022-10-23

First Compliant Deposit (FCD) Date

2020-11-18

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