Author: Osman Bakar
Publisher: Suhail Academy
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: New
Description from the Publisher:
“The essays presented in this book deal with various facets of the history and philosophy of Islamic science. By ‘Islamic science’ we mean the totality of the mathematical and natural sciences, including psychology and cognitive science, cultivated in Islamic culture and civilisation for more than a millennium beginning from the third century of the Islamic era (the ninth century of the Christian Era).
These sciences are Islamic not just because they have been produced by Muslims. As a matter of fact, many non-Muslims made important contributions to the growth and development of Islamic science. Rather, these sciences deserve the name ‘Islamic science’ because they are, conceptually speaking, organically related to the fundamental teachings of Islam, the most important of which is the principle of al-tawhid. This book seeks to reveal different dimensions of the organic link that exists between al-tawhid and science as seen through Muslim scientific eyes.
The essays cover four major themes, namely (1) the epistemological foundation of Islamic science, (2) Man, Nature, and God in Islamic science, (3) Islamic science and the West, and (4) Islam and modern science. Through these essays, we seek to convey the important message that Islamic science, the most immediate predecessor of modern science, shares with the latter many outstanding features such as the rational and logical nature of its language, the adoption of scientific and experimental methods of inquiry, and the international character of its scientific practice and organization.” — From the Preface