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Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science

The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition

Science, Logic, Epistemology and their Interactions

Editors: Rahman, Shahid, Street, Tony, Tahiri, Hassan (Eds.)

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  • Reflects the multi-dimensional nature of the interplay between logic, science, philosophy and language in the Arabic tradition
  • Contains contributions from the world’s leading scholars and historians of science and philosophy
  • Covers a wide range of topics including philosophy of mathematics, epistemology, the emergence of algebra, scientific controversies on the foundation of astronomy, rhetoric, tropos, modal logic and epistemic logic
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the demise of the logical positivism programme. The answers given to these qu- tions have deepened the already existing gap between philosophy and the history and practice of science. While the positivists argued for a spontaneous, steady and continuous growth of scientific knowledge the post-positivists make a strong case for a fundamental discontinuity in the development of science which can only be explained by extrascientific factors. The political, social and cultural environment, the argument goes on, determine both the questions and the terms in which they should be answered. Accordingly, the sociological and historical interpretation - volves in fact two kinds of discontinuity which are closely related: the discontinuity of science as such and the discontinuity of the more inclusive political and social context of its development. More precisely it explains the discontinuity of the former by the discontinuity of the latter subordinating in effect the history of science to the wider political and social history. The underlying idea is that each historical and - cial context generates scientific and philosophical questions of its own. From this point of view the question surrounding the nature of knowledge and its development are entirely new topics typical of the twentieth-century social context reflecting both the level and the scale of the development of science.

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"...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


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Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition
Book Subtitle
Science, Logic, Epistemology and their Interactions
Editors
  • Shahid Rahman
  • Tony Street
  • Hassan Tahiri
Series Title
Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8405-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8405-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8404-1
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7870-4
Series ISSN
2214-9775
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 390
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