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By Anthony Robert Booth

In this publication the writer argues that the Falasifa, the Philosophers of the Islamic Golden Age, are usefully interpreted during the prism of the modern, western ethics of trust. He contends that their place quantities to what he calls ‘Moderate Evidentialism’ – that just for the epistemic elite what one should think depends upon one’s proof. the writer makes the case that the Falasifa’s place is definitely argued, ingeniously circumvents concerns within the epistemology of testimony, and is definitely worthy taking heavily within the modern debate. He purposes that this is often particularly the case because the place has salutary results for the way to answer the sceptic, and for the way we're to conceive of extremist belief.

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The Koran (17:36/38) says, for instance: “Do not go after that of which you have absence of knowledge, for hearing, sight, and heart, all these are held responsible”. 26. This is mainly found in (perhaps surprisingly) in the writings of the Ikhwan (cf. Rosenthal 2007, p. 105), an early 20th century militia who made an important contribution to establishing Ibn Saud as the ruler of his new Kingdom (Saudi Arabia). 27. The “rightly-guided” caliphs, are those four or three who immediately followed Muhammad, and were either close companions of his, or his genetic descendants.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 35 For Hume this approach famously led to atheism, cf. Hume (1779). For discussion on Locke on the ethics of belief see Wolterstorf (1996). For criticism see Stapleford (2015). For discussion on Clifford’s view, see Haack (2001). See Pascal (1670). For more recent discussion cf. Jordan (2006). For a recent discussion of the debate between Clifford and James, cf. Aikin (2014).  Stephen Evans (1998) and John Bishop (2007, 2013). For further examples of this kind see Maurusic (2013).

117). Fazlur Rahman makes the distinction by calling revelation of new knowledge “intellectual revelation” and revelation bringing understanding to existing knowledge “imaginative revelation” (cf. Rahman 1958, p. 36). 47. That is, neither fully equivocal, but not univocal, but rather “pointing toward” the same thing. For more on pro hens equivocals, especially as taken by Aristotle see Shields (1999) (he calls the underlying notion “coredependent homonymy”). 48. “…true visions include premonitions of particular events due to occur in future time…this warning foreknowledge comes to people in their sleep from the eternal Knowledge which orders and rules the universe” (Decisive Treatise p.

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