Al-Attas on Language and Thought: Its Relation to Worldview, Change and Translation

Salina Ahmad, Ph.D and a teacher in Kuala Terengganu


Abstract


Language, according to Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, reflects ontology. This article shall focus on three issues, namely worldview, change and translation, as espoused by al-Attas in Islam and Secularism, Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islam, The Concept of Education in Islam and in his CASIS Saturday Night Lectures, (CSNL).


Keywords


Language, thought, ontology, worldview, change, translation, Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas.

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