Çaldak, Süleyman
March 2004
Ekev Academic Review;Spring2004, Vol. 8 Issue 19, p245
Academic Journal
The aim of this study is to determine the place of the literary sciences in the classification of the sciences applied by Muslim scientists up to the modern age. Through the study, the reader is given information about seven different types of classification established by the author. The results of the evaluation of these classification types are as follow: Firstly, literary sciences are classified as "medium sciences" because they are considered as means of other sciences. Secondly, literary sciences are classified as "canonical sciences " for they have turned into a "discipline" through a development affected by Islam. Thirdly and lastly, the sciences are classified according to education or to the degree of beings which are the subjects of these sciences. In this classification, literary sciences are placed on top of the vertical dimension of hierarchical order among sciences.


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