This chapter focuses on the definition of legal analoy (qiyās) in Averroes’ juridical thought. It first situates his position concerning the epistemic nature of this mental operation within the borader legal debate of his time, and than shows the Farabian origin of his restrictive conception of legal analogy, strictly identified with the Aristotelian rhetorical exemplum.
Averroes on Juridical Reasoning
in P. Adamson and M. Di Giovanni (eds), Interpreting Averroes. Critical Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
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