Nasr. Science and Civilization. Study Guide
1. You'll not need to consider most of the names and terms in this
piece. A few are important; and if you don't know them, look them up in
a dictionary: gnostic, mystic, to name a few.
2. The main question here: how is the "Islamic" perception
of science different from yours, or from that current today in America?
What is its relationship to religion?
3. According to Nasr, where did the "Islamic" perception
of science come from?
4. Compare Nasr's views on the scholarly establishment in Abbasid Baghdad
with those of Saunders.