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Details:  Ibn Sina on Demonstration : New,
A Logico-Epistemological Framework
of Ibn Sina's Philosophy of Science,
*[A5] Hardback with Dustjacket - 92 pages,
by Dr. Amran Muhammad,
Published by ISSI,
Islamic & Strategic Studies Institute.

Description :

Ibn Sina on Demonstration : A Logico-Epistemological Framework of Ibn Sina's Philosophy of Science.

Ibn Sina's conception of demonstration may be divided into two parts. We call the first part as the nature of demonstration and the second part as the structure of demonstration. In order to understand demonstration, we ought to look into the constitutive elements of scientific knowledge from a micro perspective. For in the nature of demonstration, we actually deal with basic components that make up knowledge, such as conception and assent, definition and description, propositions and syllogisms. From these micro-components of demonstration, we move to the macro-perspective of demonstrative science, attending to it from the structural point of view. The structure of demonstration thus includes principles, subjects and the problems all of which serves as pillars for demonstrative science.

About the Author :

Dr. Amran Muhammad is Managing Director of the Islamic and Strategic Studies Institute (ISSI) Malaysia. He received BSc in Economics from University of Alabama, USA, MA in Islamic History and Philosophy of Science from the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC, Kuala Lumpur) and PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK.

He is also at present Research Director at the Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (CENTHRA) based in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Director of Kalam Research and Media (KRM) based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Table of Contents :

---About the Author,

------1. On Demonstration,
------2. On Aim and Method of Study,

---Chapter [1]. The Nature of Demonstration,
------1. The Development of Demonstration,
------1.1. Demonstration in Islamic Philosophy,
------1.2. The Background; Aristotelian Apodeictic Demonstration,
------2. The Principles
------2.1. Definition of Syllogisms,
------2.2. Types of Syllogisms,
------2.3. Requirements of Demonstrative Syllogisms,
------3. The Logic of Questions,
------3.1. The Question "Is it?" (hal),
------3.2. The Question "What Is I?" (ma),
------3.3. The Question "What Sort?" (ayy),
------3.4. The Question "Why?" (lima),
------4. The Divisions of Demonstrations,
------4.1. Causal Demonstration,
------4.2. Factual Demonstration.

---Chapter [2]. The Character of Definition and Propositions,
------1. The Notions of Conception and Assent,
------1.1. Conception,
------1.2. Assent,
------2. The Problem of Definition,
------2.1. Definition and Description,
------2.2. Errors in Definition and Description,
------3. The Classification of Propositions,
------3.1. The Criteria of Propositions,
------3.2. The Non-Demonstrative Propositions,
------3.3. The Demonstrative Propositions,
------4. The Transference of Demonstration,
------4.1. Principles,
------4.2. Subjects,
------4.3. Problems.

---Chapter [3]. The Structure of Demonstrative Knowledge,
------1. The Aims of Acquiring Knowledge,
------1.1. The Perfection of Man by Way of Knowledge,
------1.2. The Stations of the Seekers of Knowledge,
------2. The Logical Foundation of Knowledge,
------2.1. The Quiddity of Things,
------2.2. The Quiddity in Conception,
------3. The Ontological Basis of Knowledge,
------3.1. Existents without Choice and Action,
------3.2. Existents through Choice and Action,
------4. The Classification of Knowledge,
------4.1. Theoretical Knowledge,
------4.2. Practical Knowledge,
------4.3. Logic.

---Conclusion :
------1. Ibn Sina's Conception of Demonstration : A Recapitulation,
------2. Demonstration : A Logico-Epistemological Framework,
------3. Ibn Sina's Philosophy of Science: A Concluding Remark.


Also see Falsafa : Darsi,
Also see Islamic Theology | Kalam.

*Dimensions : 22.3 x 14.8cm.

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