Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul: the Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World 9781851684953, 9781780744667, 1780744668

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Science of the Cosmos, Science of the Soul: the Pertinence of Islamic Cosmology in the Modern World
 9781851684953, 9781780744667, 1780744668

Table of contents :
Cover
Title
Copyright
Contents
Introduction
1. A Vanishing Heritage
Ijtihād
The Role of the Intellectual Tradition
The Current Situation
The Gods of Modernity
The Goal of Intellectual Understanding
The Rejection of Tradition
2. Intellectual Knowledge
Verifiable Knowledge
Intellect
Basic Findings
A Visitor from the Past
3. The Rehabilitation of Thought
Thought
The Intellectual Tradition
Taqlīd and Tahq̣īq
Premodern Science
The Reign of Takthīr
The Goal of Thought
4. Beyond Ideology
The Omnipresence of Transmission
Breaking the Shell of Dogmatism. Asserting AbsolutenessMythic Imagination
Self-Understanding
5. The Unseen Men
Sufism
Cosmos and Soul
Naming Reality
The One and the Many
The Living Universe
Islamic Science
The Efficacy of Names
Inadequate Names
The Myth of the Unseen Men
6. The Anthropocosmic Vision
Ahistorical and Historical Knowledge
The Philosophical Quest
The Methodology of Tahq̣īq
Understanding the Soul
Origin and Return
Omniscience
7. The Search for Meaning
Two Modes of Knowing
Subject and Object
The Worldview
The Self
Meaning
Notes
Index.

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