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