The Epistemology of Ibn Khaldun

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Routledge, Mar 1, 2004 - History - 208 pages
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This is an analytical examination of Ibn Khaldun's epistemology, centred on Chapter Six of the Muqaddima.
  

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Contents

General introduction
1
1 Introductory materials to the study of Chapter 6 of the Muqaddima
4
a philosophical introduction to human psychology and the establishment of social organisation
21
3 The division of the sciences
33
4 The intellectual sciences alulum alaqliyya
76
5 Scholarship as a science and pedagogical method
99
6 Language and literature
129
7 Conclusions and findings
156
Notes
163
Bibliography
181
Index
187
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About the author (2004)

Zaid Ahmad is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Civilizational Studies at Universiti Putra Malaysia. He lectures on various subjects in Philosophy, Ethics, Islamic Thought, History and Civilizational Studies. Among his latest publications is 'Epistemology and Human Dimension in Urban Studies', in Urban Issues and Challenges, Kuala Lumpur.

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