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This was the era that saw the invention of Algebra, and advances in chemistry, medicine, and astronomy. Then the author goes onto to point out why Islam began falling behind: The problem with all of this — the reasons given for the decline of scientific research were was in fact in decline before a Crusader ever set foot in the Middle East.
As the First Crusade started in and all the other points the author brought up occurred after that I find it very hard to blame any of them for the death of intellectual output in the Muslim world which seemed to happen at least 50 years before that. Also if it was only the lack of prosperity and constant conflict that was the cause of the death of science in the Middle East…Saudi Arabia, the U.
Something seems to ring very false. So what really killed the science in the Islamic World? Well the answer to that can be found in one simple name: And there they found Aristotle, a man who wrote about physics, psychology, politics, ethics, biology, metaphysics…who held reason and logic as the guiding light for all of human existence.
And for a couple centuries they were guiding force of culture or at least a force in the 10th and 11th century that you saw the major output and advances in mathematics, science, literature, and art.
However in you know around the time when everything stoppedas stated in T he Closing of the Muslim Mind by Robert R. According to British Islam scholar W. They believe in faith as the only guide and reason as merely hubris.
They believed in following the Koran without interpretation, just following what it said. Their most famous scholar al-Ghazali published a book The Incoherence of Philosophy which among other things set out to destroy the usefulness of reason at anytime in any place for any purpose.
This is true not just in the Middle East, but the world over. And low and behold when this belief came into power, the intellectual output of Islam just dried up over night. Amazing how when you deny reason the fruits of reason disappear.
So is religion to blame? Yes, yes it is.
The Bible starts with a statement that God gave man dominion over Earth thus it might be intelligent to know what goes on herepraises intellect, and implies that the reason and free will of God exists in the human soul.
All of this matches up very well with Aristotle…which is why St. Now it may be as the author argues in The Cave and the Light that it is the battle between Aristotle and Plato that drives civilization and that even when you have too much Aristotle things get a little stagnant…be in The Closing of the Muslim Mind, Human Accomplishment, The Cave and the Light or the recently released The History of the Renaissance World: From the rediscovery of Aristotle to the conquest of Constantinople if you are going to judge what drives civilization to improve it is Aristotle.A philosophy is not worth the having, unless its results may be tabulated, and put in figures.
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