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The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition: Science, Logic, Epistemology and Their Interactions

edited by Shahid Rahman, Tony Street, Hassan Tahiri
Format
Book
Published
[Dordrecht] : Springer, [2008]
Language
English
Series
Logic, Epistemology and the Unity of Science
ISBN
9781402084041, 1402084048, 9781402084058, 1402084056, 9048178703, 9789048178704
Summary
This book is the first to reflect the multi-dimensional nature of the interplay between logic, science, philosophy and language in the Arabic tradition. It presents contributions from the world's leading scholars and historians under the headings 'Epistemology and Philosophy of Science' and 'Logic, Philosophy and Grammar'. The contents exemplify the liveliness of modern perspectives on the Arabic tradition. It describes new paths for research and understanding not normally raised in the approaches to this subject. It challenges the rigid distinction between Western and Eastern thought and opens the field for a new view on the development of modern science.
Contents
  • Epistemology and philosophy of science. Ibn Sīnā's philosophy of mathematics / M. Ardeshir ; Avicenna on self-awareness and knowing that one knows / D.L. Black ; A conceptual analysis of early Arabic algebra / A. Heeffer
  • Avicenna's naturalized epistemology and scientific method / J. McGinnis
  • Philosophy of mathematics / R. Rashed
  • Birth of scientific controversies, the dynamic of the Arabic tradition and its impact on the development of science : Ibn al-Haytham's challenge of Ptolemy's Almagest / H. Tahiri
  • Logic philosophy and grammar. Jiha/Tropos-Mādda/Hūlē distinction in Arabic logic and its significance for Avicenna's modals / A.Q. Ahmed ; Islamic logic? / A. Bäck ; Logical fragments in Ibn Khaldūn's Muqaddimah / H.P. van Ditmarsch ; Avicenna on the quantification of the predicate (with an appendix on [Ibn Zur'a]) / A. Hasnawi ; Name (isms), derived name (ism mushtaqq) and description (wasf) in Arabic grammar, Muslim dialectical theology and Arabic logic / C. Schöck ; Logic and metaphysics in Avicenna's modal syllogistic / P. Thom.
Description
xiii, 390 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Statement
Logic, epistemology and the unity of science ; v. 11
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