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Title: The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition
Subtitle: Science, Logic, Epistemology and their Interactions
Edited By: Shahid Rahman
Tony Street
Hassan Tahiri
URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-8404-1
Series Title: Logic, Epistemology, and the Unity of Science

> The first to reflect the multi-dimensional nature of the interplay beween
logic, science, philosophy and language in the Arabic tradition
> Contains contributions from the world’s leading scholars and historians
of science and philosophy
> Covers a wide range of topics including philosophy of mathematics,
epistemology, the emergence of algebra, scientific controversies on the
foundation of astronomy, rhetoric, tropos, modal logic and epistemic logic

This book is the first to reflect the multi-dimensional nature of the
interplay between logic, science, philosophy and language in the Arabic
tradition. It presents contributions from the world’s leading scholars and
historians under the headings ‘Epistemology and Philosophy of Science’ and
‘Logic, Philosophy and Grammar’.

The contents exemplify the liveliness of modern perspectives on the Arabic
tradition. It describes new paths for research and understanding not
normally raised in the approaches to this subject. It challenges the rigid
distinction between Western and Eastern thought and opens the field for a
new view on the development of modern science.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1402084048
ISBN-13: 9781402084041
Pages: 490
Prices: U.S. $ 249.00
U.K. £ 124.00
Europe EURO 164.95