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Sources of Dualism in Modern Rationalist Thought: Implications for Islamic Economics

Abdulkader Cassim Mahomedy
This paper follows on from the previous one in this series on the incursion of rationalist thought into Christendom. In this paper, I show how the sequence of socio-political events in Europe at the turn of the 16 th century provided an opportunistic environment for rationalism to supplant religion...
Sep 2016
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The Disintegrating Force of Rationalism on Economics: What it means for Islamic Economics

Abdulkader Cassim Mahomedy
In the last of this three-part study, the impact of the two dominant epistemologies of modernity on economics is fully explained. The intrusion of their ideas profoundly shaped both the content and methodology of the discipline, eventually instigating the separation of the field from the other...
May 2016
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A categorisation and evaluation of rhino management policies

Douglas J. Crookes and James N. Blignaut
Rhino populations are at a critical level and new approaches are needed to ensure their survival. This study conducts a review and categorisation of policies for the management of rhinos. Twenty seven policies are identified and classified into in situ (reserve based) and ex situ (market based)...
Mar 2015
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The emergence of "fifty-fifty" probability judgements in a conditional Savage world

Alexander Zimper
This paper models the empirical phenomenon of persistent “…fifty-…fifty ”probability judgements within a dynamic non-additive Savage framework. To this purpose I construct a model of Bayesian learning such that an agent’s probability judgement is characterized as the solution to a Choquet expected...
Dec 2012
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