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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Traditional science and scientia sacra: origin and dimensions of Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s concept of science (HAKI)

by: Asfa Widiyanto

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, an Iranian philosopher and an exponent of traditional Islam, is considered one of the most important scholars of Islamic and religious studies in the world today. His conception of science is interesting in the sense that he strives to rejuvinate the notion of traditional science and scientia sacra (sacred knowledge), which lie in the heart of traditional civilization. He considers these two notions (traditional science and scientia sacra) as antithesis to modern science. Nasr’s elaboration of traditional science and scientia sacra serves as alternative to discourses of Islamization of science which are brought forward by some scholars. This paper tries to examine the core ideas of Nasr’s construct of science, to highlight their ontological, epistemological, and axiological basis, and to trace the root of Nasr’s conception of science in living Islamic philosophical tradition.

Keywords:  tradition, traditional science, scientia sacra, modern science, philosophical basis, Neo-Suhrawardian.

- PUBLISHED (telah terbit) in the international reputed journal: Intellectual Discourse, Vol. 25, No. 1 (2017), p. 247-272. 
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-obtained the Certificate of Intellectual Property Rights (HAKI) from the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights in 2017, number 084796.



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