DOI: https://doi.org/10.32461/2226-3209.1.2018.178698

CRITICIZING THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL PLURALISM BASICS WITH AN EMPHASIS ON THE HOLY QURAN’S AYAT

Mohammad Javadi, Mohammad Ali Tajari

Abstract


Abstract. Understanding of the religious texts and the emergence process of various interpretations are
amongst the challenging topics in the present era. Epistemological pluralism is amongst the notions proposed in the rea of Holy Quran understanding and interpretation. The theory is a form of epistemological relativism that realizes the cognizance or verity as relative based on time, place, society, culture, inheritance and belief in such a way that the thing that is considered as cognizance depends on the value or the importance of one or several of the abovementioned variables. The necessity of epistemological pluralism is the closing of the perception and conversation while the canonical ruler intends a special purpose of offering a text and pours his intention within the cast of words. The most important basics of the theory are: human cognizance relativity, originality of senses and human’s materialism, non- specification of a text’s meaning. The present writing aims at investigation of the foundations of epistemological pluralism and it has been carried out based on an analytical-descriptive method from n intra-religion standpoint and takes advantage of the holy Quran’s AYAT to criticize and challenge the issue.
Keywords: epistemological pluralism, relativity of cognizance, originality of sense, semantic specification.


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