IBNA- Ibn Khaldun’s science is a hermeneutical effort to describe the relationship between social organization and its relevance with politics, Head of the Oriental Studies Institute in Lebanon Stefan Leder said.
According to IBNA correspondent, in the meeting on ‘Ibn Khaldun’s cultural approach in history’, attended by Stefan Leder, was held on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Institute of Humanities and Cultural Studies.
In the beginning of the ceremony, Leder stated that he knows Ibn Khaldun’s introduction a manifesto of an independent science and added: “Ibn Khaldun’s introduction has its own special topic which covers civilization and social organization, following its own special issues dealing with manifestos that are in conflict with themselves, and explains them in a logical manner.”
He added that Ibn Khaldun’s introduction is not related to the science of eloquence which is a part of logic, and of course it is not related to the classical political science either, as it is focused on social management, the family, and ethics and philosophy.
Head of the Oriental Studies Institute of Lebanon continued that Ibn Khaldun’s introduction is different from the rules of ethics and philosophy, although they may be similar in some ways too. Both political and ethical laws that Ibn Khaldun tries to keep apart from science are used for the guidance of the people.