This is an analytical examination of Ibn Khaldun's epistemology, centred on Chapter Six of the Muqaddima. In this chapter, entitled The Book of Knowledge (Kitab al'Ilm), Ibn Khaldun sketched his general ideas about knowledge and science and its relationship with human social organisation and the establishment of a civilisation.

chapter |3 pages

General Introduction

chapter |12 pages

2 Man as Thinking Animal

A philosophical introduction to human psychology and the establishment of social organisation

chapter |23 pages

4 The Intellectual Sciences

(Al-‘ulūm al-‘aqliyya)

chapter |27 pages

6 Language and Literature

chapter |7 pages

7 Conclusions and Findings