The Epistemology of Ibn Khaldun
By Zaid Ahmad Copyright 2003
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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.
GENERAL INTRODUCTION; Chapter 1 OF THE MUQADDIMA; Chapter 2 MAN AS THINKING ANIMAL; Chapter 3 THE DIVISION OF THE SCIENCES; Chapter 4 The INTELLECTUAL SCIENCES; Chapter 5 SCHOLARSHIP AS A SCIENCE AND PEDAGOGICAL METHOD; Chapter 6 LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE; Chapter 7 CONCLUSIONS AND FINDINGS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Index;
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