Glimpses of Renowned Scientists and Thinkers of Muslim Era by Hakim Muhammad Said aka H. Part two: Elucidation of the organs of the human body, teaching children to speed reading according to the method of Shamil for keeping good health and comprehensive account of certain muscular diseases.
Part three: Description of diet to be taken in conditions of health and disease. Part four: All diseases right from head to toe. General causes relating to eruption of diseases. Diseases of the head and the brain. Diseases relating to the eye, nose, ear, mouth and the teeth. Diseases of the regions of the chest, throat and the lungs. Part seven: Deals with diverse topics.
Also contains a brief mention of Indian medicine. Though he wrote Firdous al-Hikmat in Arabic but he simultaneously translated it into Syriac. He has two more compilations to his credit namely Deen-o-Doulat and Hifz al-Sehhat. The latter is available in manuscript-form in the library of Oxford University. Foreword Every Muslim who has even a brief acquaintance with Islamic History is aware that the Islamic Ideology and world-view provided, during the first few centuries Hijra, a most powerful source of inspiration, especially for the Muslim people’s quest for knowledge.
Source: National Sciences Council of Pakistan Hamdard Foundation Pakistan Glimpses of Renowned Scientists and Thinkers of Muslim Era by Hakim Muhammad Said aka H. Learn a few words of Arabic today! A Mirror Image of The Order of Things? In this article, I examine the relation between phenomenology and anthropology by placing Foucault’s first published piece, “Introduction to Binswanger’s Dream and Existence” in dialectical tension with The Order of Things. A difficult point in The Order of Things lies in the historical situation of the archaeologist himself, especially when he speaks about the present. Is it possible to have an adequate view of the episteme in which you stand?
Is not the very concept of episteme that of an unconscious determination of the space of knowledge, so that it would be an illusion to claim to be able to “objectify” one’s own epistemological situation? Foucault’s histories are typically aimed at what he regarded as intolerable political consequences of knowledge-based disciplines such as psychiatry and medicine. But The Order of Things is hard to fit into this pattern. What are the intolerable political consequences of the metaphysical and epistemological “humanism” the book attacks? The Sixth Annual History and Theory Lecture: VINCENT DESCOMBES The Order of Things: An Archeology of What?
Foucault’s Les mots et les choses has been translated as The Order of Things. The title of the book, both in French and in English, would remain enigmatic without the subtitle: An Archaeology of Human Sciences. But which disciplines are the human sciences to be accounted for by the archaeologist? To this question, there seem to be three possible answers.
Foucault rejects Merleau-Ponty’s claim to have found a way out of anthropologism through the so-called phenomenological reduction. Then one can read Foucault’s archaeology of human sciences as an attempt to offer an alternative way for radical thinking. An explicit controversy stirred by Foucault’s announcement of the “death of man” in Les mots et les choses had a side effect: it hid another kind of controversy between allies and friends, that is between Foucault and contemporaries of the new moment he was opening, among whom were Canguilhem, Deleuze, and Derrida. These internal and unexpected controversies are the very life of the “60s” moment in French philosophy. Historical thinking has long defined itself in part through opposition to the natural, in spite of periodic critical efforts to bridge the gap. Deeper in Western traditions of historical reflection are traces of modes of thought through which the distance between human history and nature writ large tends to collapse.