Al Kindi and the universilisation of Knowledge through mathematics

Hassan Tahiri

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.


Keywords


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



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22370/rhv.2014.4.134

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