Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science: Knowledge Crossing Boundaries

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About the Publication

Bringing together essays from leading thinkers across the sciences and humanities, this ground-breaking volume explores the role Asian knowledge traditions played in the rise of modern European science in Europe, the implications this has for the epistemology of science, and the question of whether pre-modern Asian traditions can aid in advancing future scientific knowledge. Included here are contributions covering a wide range of Asian cultures, which allow a richer, better-contextualized perspective on different scientific traditions while providing insights into cross-cultural knowledge transmission and intellectual reappropriation.

Co-publication: ISEAS / Palgrave Macmillan

Available for distribution by ISEAS in Asia.

Contents

Preliminary pages with Introduction
PART I: TOWARD DIALOGICAL HISTORY
1. Global Dialogical History and the Challenge of Neo-Eurocentrism, by John M Hobson, author
2. A Passage to Infinity: The Contribution of Kerala to Modern Mathematics, by George Gheverghese Joseph, author
3. Copernicus, Arabic Science, and the Scientific (R)evolution, by Michal Kokowski, author
4. Time Atomism and Ash‘arite Origins for Cartesian Occasionalism Revisited, by Richard T W Arthur, author
5. Pramanas, Proofs, and the Yukti of Classical Indic Science, by Roddam Narasimha, author
PART II: SCIENCE, RATIONALITY, AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
6. Traditional Knowledge and the Smallpox Eradication Campaign, by James Robert Brown, author
7. The Dialogical Copernican Revolution: Implications for Scientific Method, by Arun Bala, author
8. How Indigenous are "Indigenous Sciences"? The Case of "Islamic Sciences", by Ali Paya, author
9. The Role of Intercultural Dialogue in the Rise of Modern Science, by Anjam Khursheed, author
10. Science, Technology, and Civilization Reconsidered, by Andrew Brennan, author
PART III: FORGING NEW KNOWLEDGE
11. Toward Constructing Post-postmodern Twenty-First Century Sciences: The Relevance of Classical Chinese Medicine, by Keekok Lee, author
12. Diverse Cultural Contributions to a "Science of Religion": An Emerging Asia-Europe Dialogue on the Scientific Study of Religion , by Donald Wiebe, author
13. Reclaiming Tradition: Implications of a Knowledge Indigenization Perspective for Asian Education, by S Gopinathan, author
14. Southeast Asia's Indigenous Knowledge: The Conquest of the Mental Terra Incognitae, by Victor R Savage , author
Author Index
Subject Index

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