Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality

Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality

By: Pervez Hoodbhoy (author)Paperback

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In this book, Dr. Hoodbhoy, a nuclear physicist, eloquently and usefully draws attention to the plight of science and technology in the Muslim world and to the need to do something about it. The book also makes some other helpful insights here and there about why, after centuries of brilliant achievements, science suffered such a fate in the Muslim world. But the book also suffers from some very serious flaws in its view of Islam and analysis of Islamic history.

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Pervez Amirali Hoodbhoy is a Pakistani nuclear physicist, mathematician and academic who serves as Distinguished Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the Forman Christian College in Lahore.


* Foreword - Mohammed Abdus Salam* Preface*1. Islam and Science: Are They Compatible?*2. Science: Its Nature and Origins*3. The War Between Science and Medieval Christianity*4. The State of Science in Islamic Countries Today*5. Three Muslim Responses to Underdevelopment*6. Bucaille, Nasr and Sardar: Three Exponents of Islamic Science*7. Can There Be An Islamic Science?*8. The Rise of Muslim Science*9. Religious Orthodoxy Confronts Muslim Science*10. Five Great 'Heretics'*11. Why Didn't the Scientific Revolution Happen in Islam?*12. Some Thoughts for the Future* Appendix: They Call It Islamic Science* Index* Tables

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/10/1991
  • ISBN13: 9781856490252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 176
  • ID: 9781856490252
  • weight: 200
  • ISBN10: 1856490254

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