Marc Applebaum

For me, philosophy, as an idea, means universal, and in a radical sense, ‘rigorous’ science. As such, it is science built in on ultimate foundation, or, what comes down to the same thing, a science based on ultimate self-responsibility, in which, hence, nothing held to be obvious, either

Martin Ovens

. Among his research interests are relations between skepsis and creativity. He is currently editing collections of papers on Christian mysticism, comparative philosophy and Owen Barfield. There is science, and there is discourse about science. If we are concerned about their relationship, then we may

Wenjie Pei

1 Introduction 1 The world is in a new round of technology and industrial development, which plays a prominent role in societal and economic transformation. Countries all over the world are actively promoting stem education, fusing science, technology, engineering, mathematics and other

Science, War and Imperialism

India in the Second World War


Jagdish Sinha

Why could not the Second World War catalyse science in India as it did in the West? This is one of the central questions of this volume on the British policy towards science and technology in India. Its focus is on education, research, innovation and organisation of science in such sectors as industry, agriculture, public health and transport and communications. In the process the author comes across revealing developments where science played a crucial role: an Anglo-American tussle for dominance in the region, the clash between capitalism and socialism, and the entry of neo-colonialism triggering Cold War in Asia. Many faces of humanity and science are on view --- British scientists concerned about India’s development, and Indian scientists planning for national reconstruction. Of interest to all those aiming for a better understanding of the impact of science, war and international influences on the socio-economic progress in India - or other erstwhile colonies.

Culture, Science, Society

The Constitution of Cultural Modernity


Gyorgy Markus

The closely interrelated essays in this volume address the question of the internal dynamism of the high culture of modernity in its paradoxical constitution as the complementary unity of strict opposites: the sciences (philosophy included) and the arts. Special attention is paid to the internal strains of these two great fields in our contemporaneity. It discusses on the one hand the role of experts and, on the other, that of the market in both of these areas . It also deals with the hermeneutical relationship between author - work - recipient and its historical transformations.
Although essays deal with the complex philosophical issues, these are discussed in a clear way, approcheable for a person with a broad philosophical interest. They are, however, addressed primarily to philosophers, social scientists, culturologists and aestheticians.

Miquel Forcada

most elevated sciences until ʿAbd al-Raḥmān understood the wisdom of the treatises of the ancients. [ʿAbd al-Raḥmān] 4 sent the Algeciran ʿAbbās b. Nāṣiḥ 5 to Iraq, with a substantial amount of money to search for and copy ancient books, and ʿAbbās b. Nāṣiḥ brought back the Kitāb al-Zīǧ , the Qānūn

Paul Burkett

a rejection, in fact have two other, co-related purposes: (1) to emphasise the socially mediated character of people-nature relations, and of human knowledge about natural phenomena; (2) to oppose the importation of the positivist methods of natural science into historical materialism. 2 Moreover

Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion

Studies in Honor of Dimitri Gutas


Edited by Felicitas Opwis and David Reisman

Islamic intellectual thought is at the center of this collection of articles honoring Dimitri Gutas by friends, colleagues, and former students. The essays cover three main areas: the classical heritage and Islamic culture; classical Arabic science and philosophy; and Muslim traditional sciences. They show the interconnectedness between the Islamic intellectual tradition and its historical predecessors of Greek and Persian provenance, ranging from poetry to science and philosophy. Yet, at the same time, the authors demonstrate the independence of Muslim scholarship and the rich inner-Muslim debates that brought forth a flourishing scholastic culture in the sciences, philosophy, literature, and religious sciences. This collection also reflects the breadth of contemporary research on the intellectual traditions of Islamic civilization.

Contributors include: Amos Bertolacci, Kevin van Bladel, Gideon Bohak, Sonja Brentjes, Charles Burnett, Hans Daiber, Gerhard Endress, William Fortenbaugh, Beatrice Gruendler, Jules Janssens, David King, Yahya Michot, Suleiman Mourad, Racha Omari, Felicitas Opwis, David Reisman, Heinrich von Staden, Tony Street, Hidemi Takahashi, Alexander Treiger, and Robert Wisnovsky.

Caroline Tee and David Shankland

Creator – a relationship which leads them to knowledge . 1 Generally, when people in Turkey hear the term ‘Science Olympiads,’ it is the Hizmet schools that come to mind . 2 One of the defining features of the Gülen-Hizmet movement is its prolific activity in the field of private education

Carla Nappi

collectively offer focused attention to a notion, and in attending together, to undo that notion in order to make space to build something else in its place … or perhaps in another place altogether. That notion is a singular European origin of modern science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, a