Here is the full announcement:
Hampshire College Lecture Series on Science & Religion Presents
Islam and the Transformation of Greek Science
Thursday, March 6, 2008
5:30p.m., Franklin Patterson Hall, Main Lecture Hall
AbstractThis illustrated talk examines the often repeated characterization of the role of Islamic science as preserving the Greek scientific legacy. It will demonstrate with concrete examples the extent to which Greek science had to be transformed in order to respond to ritual and cultural requirements of Islam, thus critiquing that science and eventually replacing it with a science that was more scientifically consistent. It was this transformed Islamic science that inspired later on the Renaissance scientists.
George Saliba is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at Columbia University. He is the author of Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance and A History of Arabic Astronomy: Planetary Theories during the Golden Age of Islam.
- George V. Coyne, S.J., Friday, March 28, 2008
This is the second year of a three-year lecture series that aims to bring together philosophers, theologians, historians and scientists to discuss topics in science & religion. The themes for the lecture series are as follows:
2006-2007: Nature, Belief & the Supernatural
2007-2008: A History of Conflict & Cooperation
2008-2009: A Matter of Origins & the Meaning of Life
For more information on the Lecture Series, please visit http://scienceandreligion.hampshire.edu/
Assistant Professor of Integrated Science & Humanities
Assistant Professor of Philosophy