Author: Osman Bakar
Publisher: Islamic Texts Society
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the publisher: The essays presented in The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science discuss the principles behind the different sciences cultivated in the Islamic world from the third century of the Islamic era onwards and the place of science in relation to other branches of Islamic learning. In defining what Islamic science means, Professor Osman Bakar shows how these sciences are organically related to the fundamental teachings of Islam. Covering all the natural and mathematical sciences, The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science illustrates what Islamic science shares with modern science. Professor Osman Bakar also highlights where the Islamic approach to science differs from the secular, modern approach.
Table of contents
Part One: The Epistemological Foundation of Islamic Science: 1. Religious Consciousness and the Scientific Spirit in Islamic Tradition; 2. The Question of Methodology in Islamic Science; 3. The Place of Doubt in Islamic Epistemology: al-Ghazzali’s Philosophical Experience; Part Two: Man, Nature, and God in Islamic Science: 4. The Unity of Science and Spiritual Knowledge: The Islamic Experience; 5. The Atomistic Conception of Nature in Asharite Theology; 6. An Introduction to the Philosophy of Islamic Medicine; Part Three: Islamic Science and the West: 7. The Influence of Islamic Science on Medieval Christian Conceptions of Nature; 8. Umar Khayyam’s Criticism of Euclid’s Theory of Parallels; Part Four: Islam and Modern Science: 9. Islam and Bioethics; 10. Muslim Intellectual Responses to Modern Science; 11. Islam, Science and Technology: Past Glory, Present Predicaments, and the Shaping of the Future