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Classification of knowledge in Islam : a study in Islamic philosophies of science

Author: Osman Bakar.
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. : Islamic Texts Society, ©1998.
Series: ISSR Library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The classification of knowledge is a recurring theme in Islamic scholarship. The work focuses on the lives and ideas of three major intellectuals: al-Farabi, al-Ghazali and Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Fārābī; Ghazzālī; Maḥmūd ibn Masʻūd Quṭb al-Shīrāzī; Fārābī.; Ghazzālī; Maḥmūd ibn Masʻūd Quṭb al-Shīrāzī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Osman Bakar.
ISBN: 0946621713 9780946621712
OCLC Number: 48477555
Description: xvii, 312 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The life, works, and significance of al-Fārābī --
Al-Fārābī --
The methodological basis of the hierarchy of the sciences --
The ontological and the ethical bases of the hierarchy of the sciences --
Classification and description of linguistic science and logic --
Classification and description of the philosophical sciences --
The life, works, and significance of al-Ghazzālī --
Al-Ghazzālī's classification of seekers after knowledge --
Al-Ghazzālī's classification of the sciences --
The life, works, and significance of Quṭb al-Dīn al-Shīrāzī --
Quṭb al-Dīn's classification of the sciences --
The philosophical bases of the three classifications : similarities and differences.
Series Title: ISSR Library.
Responsibility: Osman Bakar ; foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
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