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 organisation and the establishment of a civilisation.
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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