The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition: Science, Logic, Epistemology and their Interactions by Shahid RahmanThe Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition: Science, Logic, Epistemology and their Interactions by Shahid Rahman

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

EditorShahid Rahman, Tony Street, hassan tahiri

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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.

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Title:The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition: Science, Logic, Epistemology and their InteractionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:404 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:November 30, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048178703

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.- Ibn Sina'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.- The Philosophy of Mathematics; R. Rashed.- The Birth of Scientific Controversies, The Dynamics of the Arabic Tradition and its Impact on the Development of Science: Ibn al-Haytham's Challenge of Ptolemy's Almagest; H. Tahiri.- Part II Logic Philosophy and Grammar.- The Jiha/Tropos-Madda/Hule Distinction in Arabic Logic and its Significance for Avicenna's Modals; A.Q. Ahmed.- Islamic Logic?; A. Bäck.- Logical Fragments in Ibn Khaldun's Muqaddimah; H.P. van Ditmarsch.- Avicenna on the Quantification of the Predicate (with an Appendix on [Ibn Zur'a]); A. Hasnawi; Name (ism), 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.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.

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"This is an impressive contribution both to the history of science and to the history of philosophy... Even for those who are not working in the history of science or philosophy the book is immensely appealing. Just to give an example, I was struck by the link between lemmata and middle terms . I will start by studying the chapter on Self-awareness and knowing that one knows and move next to Avicenna's naturalized epistemology. The whole book is relevant to contemporary philosophical issues. The account of the notion of "tropos" is a case in point." Paul Gochet, Pôle de Logique, Université de Liege, Belgium"...félicitations pour ce superbe volume sur la science arabe. J'ai juste survolé le papier sur l'évolution de l'algèbre, je le relirai plus à loisir, c'est très intéressant, très précis et en même temps maîtrisé et riche de conséquences historiques et conceptuelles. Bravo. Merci de tout ce travail." François de Gandt, Philosophie des Mathématiques, Université de Lille 3