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Asia, Europe, and the emergence of modern science : knowledge crossing boundaries

Author: Arun Bala
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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This volume brings together essays from leading thinkers to examine what role Asian traditions of knowledge played in the rise of modern science in Europe, the implications this has for the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arun Bala
ISBN: 9781137031723 1137031727
OCLC Number: 775664142
Description: vi, 282 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I Toward Dialogical History --
1. Global Dialogical History and the Challenge of Neo-Eurocentrism / John M. Hobson --
2.A Passage to Infinity: The Contribution of Kerala to Modern Mathematics / George Gheverghese Joseph --
3. Copernicus, Arabic Science, and the Scientific (R)evolution / Michal Kokowski --
4. Time Atomism and Ash'arite Origins for Cartesian Occasionalism Revisited / Richard T.W. Arthur --
5. Pramanas, Proofs, and the Yukti of Classical Indic Science / Roddam Narasimha --
pt. II Science, Rationality, and Intercultural Dialogue --
6. Traditional Knowledge and the Smallpox Eradication Campaign / James Robert Brown --
7. The Dialogical Copernican Revolution: Implications for Scientific Method / Arun Bala --
8. How Indigenous are "Indigenous Sciences?" The Case of "Islamic Sciences" / Ali Paya --
9. The Role of Intercultural Dialogue in the Rise of Modern Science / Anjam Khursheed. Contents note continued: 10. Science, Technology, and Civilization Reconsidered / Andrew Brennan --
pt. III Forging New Knowledge --
11. Toward Constructing Post-postmodern Twenty-First Century Sciences: The Relevance of Classical Chinese Medicine / Keekok Lee --
12. Diverse Cultural Contributions to a "Science of Religion": An Emerging Asia-Europe Dialogue on the Scientific Study of Religion / Donald Wiebe --
13. Reclaiming Tradition: Implications of a Knowledge Indigenization Perspective for Asian Education / S. Gopinathan --
14. Southeast Asia's Indigenous Knowledge: The Conquest of the Mental Terra Incognitae / Victor R. Savage.
Responsibility: edited by Arun Bala.
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