The Structure and Methods of the Sciences

Authored by: Anna A. Akasoy , Alexander Fidora

The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415881609
eBook ISBN: 9781315708928
Adobe ISBN: 9781317484332


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“What can I know?” From its very beginning, philosophical reflection has been concerned with the objects and methods of certain knowledge. Plato and Aristotle divided the realm of what is knowable and assigned different epistemological principles to the individual parts. As a result of their deliberations, they developed divisions of philosophy (i.e. science) in which they also discussed the methodological requirements for its different branches.

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