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Science In Islam and the West (Cemil Akdogan)

Science In Islam and the West (Cemil Akdogan)

Science In Islam and the West (Cemil Akdogan)
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ISBN: 9839379445
Author: Cemil Akdogan
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (2008)
Pages: 265 Binding: Paperback

Description from the publisher:

Deals with various topics on the history of Western Science while comparing and contrasting the differences and similarities between Islamic and Western civilizations.

The Author:

Cemil Akdogan graduated with a B.a. in {Philosophy from Ankara University in 1967, and M.S. and Ph.D in the History of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1974 and 1978 respectively. Presently, he is a professor of History and Philosophy of Science at ISTAC, IIUM.

  • Historiography of History of Science
  • Historicism versus Positivism
  • The Origins of Modern Science
  • Muslim influence Upon European Scholarship and Learning
  • The Ghazalian Origins of Modern Philosophy
  • Avicenna and Albertís Refutation of the Extramission Theory of Vision
  • Muslim Sources of Albertís Contribution to Optics
  • The Theory of Species
  • Cataptrics and Albert the Great
  • Newton and the Mechanical Philosophy
  • The Controversy between Newton and Hooke on the Nature of Light
  • Professionalization of Science.