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Ibn Khaldūn's philosophy of history: a study in the philosophic foundation of the science of culture.

Author: Muhsin Mahdi
Publisher: [Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1964]
Series: Phoenix books.
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Mahdi, Muhsin.
Ibn Khaldūn's philosophy of history.
[Chicago] University of Chicago Press [1964]
(OCoLC)560782879
Named Person: Ibn Khaldūn; Ibn Khaldūn; ʻAbd-ar-Raḥmān Ibn-Muḥammad Ibn-Ḫaldūn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Muhsin Mahdi
OCLC Number: 232188
Description: 325 p. 21 cm.
Contents: Historical background and fragments of a biography. Historical background ; Early life and training ; Political and scholarly career in western Islam ; Ibn Khaldun in Egypt --
Philosophy and the law. History and wisdom ; Philosophy and the law ; Philosophy in the Islamic community ; Philosophy and style ; The regime of the solitary --
From history to the science of culture. Faith, traditionalism, and rationalism in Islamic historiography ; Ibn Khaldun's dialectical study of Islamic historiography ; The need for a science of culture: preliminary statement of its principle --
The science of culture: its subject matter and problems. Human nature and the nature of culture ; The origin of human culture ; Primitive culture and civilized culture ; The state ; The city ; Economic life ; The sciences --
The science of culture: its principles and method. The principles of the science of culture as defined by its end ; The state and culture: the formal and material causes ; Solidarity: the efficient cause ; The common good: the final cause.
Series Title: Phoenix books.

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