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  1. added 2015-05-02
    Stella Marega (2006). L'attesa dell'Apocalisse: dall'antico gnosticismo alla moderna rivoluzione. Metabasis 1 (2006).
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  2. added 2015-04-26
    Lucas Thorpe (2015). Sayyid Qutb and Aquinas: Liberalism, Natural Law and the Philosophy of Jihad. Heythrop Journal 56 (3).
  3. added 2015-03-27
    Dominique Raynaud (2009). Why Did Geometrical Optics Not Lead to Perspective in Medieval Islam? In M. Cherkaoui & P. Hamilton (eds.), Raymond Boudon: A Life in Sociology. Bardwell Press. 243-266.
    The idea that linear perspective arose only in the West due to the strength of an unusual process of rationalization is denied by the fact that IXth century Islamic scholars had yet a thorough knowledge of the optical and geometrical materials required in perspective. In addition, the process of rationalization was rarely so intense as in that time, because truth uniqueness and scientific communalism were core values of Medieval Islam. The puzzle is not a matter of less or more rationality, (...)
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    Dominique Raynaud (2013). Al-Samarqandi. Un Précurseur de l'Analyse des Controverses Scientifiques. Al-Mukhatabat. Epistemological Approaches to the History of Arabic Sciences 7:8-25.
    Despite the enthusiasm generated by social constructionism in the study of scientific debates, this contribution shows that – down to their praxeological dimension – the study of scientific controversies can benefit from sources ignored in today sociological literature. The contribution discloses these sources from the works of Shams al-Dīn al-Samarqandī (ca. 1250–ca. 1302), who is the first author to have offered etiquettes of investigation and debate (ādāb al-baḥth wa-al-munāẓara). Consequences are drawn towards constructivist epistemology.
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    Dominique Raynaud (2012). Abu Al-Wafa’ Latinus? A Study of Method. Historia Mathematica 39:34-83.
    This article studies the legacy in the West of Abū al-Wafā’s Book on those Geometric Constructions which are Necessary for Craftsmen. Although two-thirds of the geometric constructions in the text also appear in Renaissance works, a joint analysis of original solutions, diagram lettering and probability leads to a robust finding of independent discovery. The analysis shows that there is little chance that the similarities between the contents of Abū al-Wafā’s Book and the works of Tartaglia, Marolois and Schwenter owe anything (...)
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    Raja Bahlul (2012). Modernity and Islamic Religious Consciousness. In Shahram Akbarzadeh (ed.), A Handbook of Political Islam. 35-50.
    A discussion of the intellectual impact which Modernity has had on Islamic religious consciousness.
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    Marcus Otte (2014). A Thomistic Critique of the Ethics of Alasdair MacIntyre. Dissertation, University of Central Florida
    Alasdair MacIntyre argues in favor of a historicist Thomism in ethics and political philosophy. In his theory, sociological categories take up much of the space traditionally occupied by metaphysics. This peculiar feature of MacIntyre’s Thomism, and its merits and demerits, is already a subject that has been taken up by many critics. In this thesis, these criticisms are supplemented and unified by identifying what is perhaps the most fundamental difficulty with MacIntyre’s ethics: his version of Thomism is problematic because it (...)
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