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Classification of Knowledge in Islam


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Foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr Acknowledgments List of Transliterations Introduction Part I. Al-Farabi Chapter 1. The Life, Works and Significance of al-Farabi Chapter 2. Al-Farabi's Psychology in Its Relation to the Hierarchy of the Sciences Chapter 3. The Methodological Basis of the Hierarchy of the Sciences Chapter 4. The Ontological and the Ethical Bases of the Hierarchy of the Sciences Chapter 5. Classification and Description of Linguistic Science and Logic Chapter 6. Classification and Description of the Philosophical Sciences Part II. Al-Ghazzali Chapter 7. The Life, Works and Significance of al-Ghazzali Chapter 8. Al-Ghazzali's Classification of Seekers After Knowledge Chapter 9. Al-Ghazzali's Classification of the Sciences Part III. Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi Chapter 10. The Life, Works and Significance of Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi Chapter 11. Qutb al-Din's Classification of the Sciences Conclusion A Selected Bibliography

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Professor Dato' Dr Osman Bakar is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Malaya, Malaysia and an authority on Islamic science. He has published several books both in English and in Malay.


'This book must be considered as an important contribution to a better understanding of certain significant aspects of classical Islamic thought. The work is also an important contribution to the Islamic philosophy of science...'
* From the Foreword by Seyyed Hossein Nasr *

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