Al Kindi and the universilisation of Knowledge through mathematics

Authors

  • Hassan Tahiri Universidade de Lisboa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv2014iss4pp81-90

Keywords:

Algebra, Arabic, argumentation, de-hellinisation, interaction, universalisation of knowledge, usefulness

Abstract

The Arabic-Islamic tradition is founded on the following new epistemic attitude that reinvents knowledge: to learn from the contributions of previous civilisations through the systematic survey of all extant scientific works; to contribute to the further development of knowledge by linking it, through usefulness, to practice and the practical need of society; to facilitate its learning for younger generations and its transmission to future civilizations since it is conceived not as a finished product but as an ongoing process. The worldwide development of the reinvented knowledge has led to its universalisation and the rapid expansion of mathematics has particularly and led to the complete de-hellinisation of the Greek conception of science and philosophy.

Published

2014-11-15

How to Cite

Tahiri, H. (2014). Al Kindi and the universilisation of Knowledge through mathematics. Revista De Humanidades De Valparaíso, (4), 81–90. https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv2014iss4pp81-90

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