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Islamization of modern science and its philosophy: a contemporary civilizational discourse

Ali, Muhammad Mumtaz (2016) Islamization of modern science and its philosophy: a contemporary civilizational discourse. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 978-967-418-436-0

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Abstract

Dr. Mumtaz Ali’s book is a wide-ranging survey of the history and development of science. He shows the unprecedented and seminal role of the Qurʼan upon human thought and the enormous methodological debt modern Western science owes to truth-based science’s contribution to the human intellectual heritage. Just as importantly, he makes it clear that, despite claims to neutrality and objectivity, modern Western science, like all human activities reflects the modern Western assumptions of its practitioners. Hence, he calls that science ‘modern Western science’ which, he argues, is based on a false view of life and the world. His contention is that the Enlightenment tendency which exiled metaphysics from the realm of legitimate intellectual discourse obscured the metaphysical assumptions of modern Western science’s practitioners. He claims that science was developed in the beginning based on the truth and reality of life and the world. He advocates for the revival of that truth-based science. Since truth-based science had fallen into a deathlike coma, there has been no one to challenge those assumptions until recently. Dr. Ali strives to sketch the unique characteristics of truth-based science that can help provide an alternative to modern Western science that dominates scientific endeavours in the modern world. Hence, he defines Islamization of modern Western science and its philosophy.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 540/53392
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamization,modern science,philosophy,contemporary civilizational discourse
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 16:32
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2017 16:32
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53392

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