Jonathan Lyons

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Islam, Science, and the West (webinar): Tuesday Diwan, al-Sharq Youth Forum

May 02, 2018 by Jonathan Lyons

Islam, Science, and the West
Webinar for the Tuesday Diwan, al-Sharq Youth Forum

Dr. Jonathan Lyons

May 1, 2018

Traditional history of science privileges those developments that contributed to our contemporary notion of what is properly scientific while slighting or disregarding altogether others that have been forgotten or abandoned for failing to meet modern needs, requirements, and attitudes. The result is a notion of intellectual and scientific progress in which the stages of historical development, and thus any analytical framework, are defined in advance. This, in turn, determines those ideas, achievements, and theories worthy of historical notice, academic study, and ultimately inclusion in the discourse of modernity. 


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