It was a long time in production, but my first book, The Dialectical Forge, has at last been released. The hardcover is in good shape, and–though the Springer webpage needs a bit more work at present–the paperback (“MyCopy”) and electronic (“eBook”) versions should be available now. Many thanks to all who helped make this possible!
From the back cover:
The Dialectical Forge identifies dialectical disputation (jadal) as a primary formative dynamic in the evolution of pre-modern Islamic legal systems, promoting dialectic from relative obscurity to a more appropriate position at the forefront of Islamic legal studies. The author introduces and develops a dialectics-based analytical method for the study of pre-modern Islamic legal argumentation, examines parallels and divergences between Aristotelian dialectic and early juridical jadal-theory, and proposes a multi-component paradigm―the Dialectical Forge Model―to account for the power of jadal in shaping Islamic law and legal theory.