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Description - The Epistemology of Ibn Khaldun by Zaid Ahmad

This is an analytical examination of Ibn Khaldun's epistemology, centred on Chapter Six of the Muqaddima. In this chapter, entitled 'The Book of Knowledge' (Kitab al-'Ilm), Ibn Khaldun sketched his general ideas about knowledge and science and its relationship with human social organization and the establishment of civilization. Zaid Ahmad investigates the philosophical foundation of Ibn Khaldun's concept of knowledge, the hierarchical order of science and the sociological context in which knowledge and science can be transformed into the force that determines the prosperity of a civilization.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415302852
ISBN-10: 0415302854
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Zaid Ahmad

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.