The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition

Science, Logic, Epistemology and their Interactions


ISBN: 978-1-4020-8404-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-8405-8 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Introduction: The Major Breakthrough in Scientific Pratice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-40

      Introduction: The Major Breakthrough in Scientific Pratice

  3. Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

    2. Chapter

      Pages 43-61

      Ibn Sī:nā’s Philosophy of Mathematics

    3. Chapter

      Pages 63-87

      Avicenna on Self-Awareness and Knowing that One Knows

    4. Chapter

      Pages 89-128

      A Conceptual Analysis of Early Arabic Algebra

    5. Chapter

      Pages 129-152

      Avicenna’s Naturalized Epistemology and Scientific Method*

    6. Chapter

      Pages 153-182

      The Philosophy of Mathematics

    7. Chapter

      Pages 183-225

      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

  4. Logic Philosophy and Grammar

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227

    2. Chapter

      Pages 229-253

      Jiha/Tropos-Mādda/Hūlē Distinction in Arabic Logic and its Significance for Avicenna’s Modals

    3. Chapter

      Pages 255-279

      Islamic Logic?

    4. Chapter

      Pages 281-294

      Logical Fragments in Ibn Khaldūn’s Muqaddimah

    5. Chapter

      Pages 295-328

      Avicenna on the Quantification of the Predicate (with an Appendix on [Ibn Zur‛a])

    6. Chapter

      Pages 329-360

      Name (ism), Derived Name (ism mushtaqq) and Description (waṣf) in Arabic Grammar, Muslim Dialectical Theology and Arabic Logic

    7. Chapter

      Pages 361-376

      Logic and Metaphysics in Avicenna’s Modal Syllogistic

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 377-390