Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
1.3.4 The Imagination in Historical Studies
…Collingwood argued (1946/1994) that history is fundamentally different because the events that historians study have both an ‘outside’ or observable part, and an ‘inside’ which can only be “described in terms of thought (Lemisko, 2004).
Does imagination have a place in the study of history? According to philosopher and historian R.G. Collingwood, imagination is key to the recreation of past events.
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.