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Al-Attas' Philosophy of Science an Extended Outline (Biography)
by Adi Setia
Born on September 5, 1931, in Bogor, Java, Syed Muhammad Naquib bin Ali bin Abdullah bin Muhsin al-Attas has spent a lifetime in the pursuit of knowledge rooted in the traditional Islamic sciences. He is competent in diverse academic fields such as philosophy, metaphysics, Kalam, history and literature. He has developed a goal-oriented philosophy and methodology of educati ...more
ebook, 74 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Center for Islam and Science
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Prof Adi Setia presents to the readers with a convincing argument on the inadequacy of the methodology of modern science in extrapolating, conceptualizing, and systemizing sensible data via al-Attas' philosophy of science. He argues that methods that is put on the table by modern sciences, have deliberately denies the very substance of nature that humankind have been imbued with -which encompasses all sorts of sense-. In doing so, the vast potential that science could achieve become unattainable ...more