Muslim scholars and technological volition

Ravanbakhsh, R ; Sharif University of Technology | 2020

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  1. Type of Document: Article
  2. DOI: 10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101263
  3. Publisher: Elsevier Ltd , 2020
  4. Abstract:
  5. What purpose, according to Muslim scholars, should technological development serve? To answer this question, first we explain the views of seven Muslim scholars who have theorized about technology from an Islamic viewpoint. We then set out Carl Mitcham's fourfold analysis of technology, and summarize the views of philosophers of technology on technological volition. This places us in a position to classify Muslim scholars' opinions on technological development under seven broad headings, namely: meeting human beings' needs, implementation of an Islamic culture and lifestyle, serving human beings, serving nature, understanding the splendor of creation, providing personal and social happiness, and a lack of a volition for technological development. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd
  6. Keywords:
  7. Carl mitcham ; Muslim scholars ; Technological volition ; Technology ; Education ; Human being ; Technological development ; Philosophical aspects ; Cultural identity ; Islamism ; philosophy ; Religion ; Technological development
  8. Source: Technology in Society ; Volume 61 , 2020
  9. URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0160791X19302854