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The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science


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The History and Philosophy of Islamic Science by Osman Bakar

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The essays in this volume cover a wide range of topics in the history and philosophy of Islamic science. The main aim is to reveal the different dimensions of the link that exists between spiritual and scientific knowledge. By Islamic science the author means the totality of the mathematical and natural sciences cultivated in the Islamic culture from the third Islamic century. These sciences are Islamic because they are based on the metaphysical, cosmological, epistemological, ethical and moral principles of Islam. Scientific knowledge in Islam is shaped by the consciousness of the unity existing between the Divine Principle and its cosmic manifestations, as expressed in the principle of Divine Unity (tawhid), and is organically related to the knowledge of God. In the light of its spiritual and moral conception of nature, Islamic science adopts goals and methodological principles that are different in several respects from those of modern science.

Author Biography

Professor Dato' Dr Osman Bakar is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Malaya, Malaysia and an authority on Islamic science. He has published several books both in English and in Malay. He is the author of Classification of Knowledge in Islam published by the Islamic Texts Society.
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January 1st, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
The Islamic Texts Society
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