5. Science and philosophy
The word ‘ambivalence’ best captures the mood of the transformations in popular and applied sciences of the 15th and 16th centuries. We want to know more, but can we know too much? ‘Science and philosophy’ examines the many new discoveries made in anatomy, geometry, mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy during the period. Man's relationship to the mind, body, and environment were all transformed during the Renaissance as a result of renewed scientific vigour in the pursuit of practical problem solving, the exchange of ideas between cultures, and new technologies. What was natural philosophy? What caused science
A Very Short Introduction
4. Can Philosophy Change the World? Critique, praxis, emancipation
From Classical Thought to the Modern Day
The so-called classical period of Indian thought eventually came to an end. It flourished for 1,500 years, with the first 500 years seeing the most significant activity and variety. This Postscript looks at the overall picture of the development of Indian philosophical thought from classical times to the present day. Much of the current knowledge of the chronology of Indian philosophical development has been researched by pioneer scholars since the 19th century. Because of the influence of Western ways, there has been a tendency to separate philosophy in the sense of
2. Reason and revelation
Organon. Logic was an indispensable instrument for doing philosophy, eagerly adopted by Al-Kindī and other adherents of falsafa . Others, like Ibn Taymiyya, criticized the discipline of logic. The ideas and works of key philosophical thinkers such as al-Fārābī, Averroes, Al-Ghazālī, Suhrawardī, and Mullā Ṣadrā are also considered.
The three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, agree in recognizing a single God who is the source for the existence of all other things, and who has revealed His will to us through a line of prophets. But how should we understand God as
17. The Physics made Public
2. What should I do?
1. Lost words, forgotten worlds