• Dialectical Methodology and its Critique: Ghazali as a Case Study
    Dissertation, The University of Chicago. 1995.
    The dialectical method refers to the scholarly investigation of a subject through argumentation between two opponents. In the early centuries of Islam, dialectics constituted the method in the disciplines of theology, law and linguistics until its validity was challenged by the philosophers, and even afterwards it continued to play a major role in these disciplines. ;Ghazali was trained in dialectical methodology and employed it skillfully in his various works. His polemical works against the Ba…Read more