Dialogues of Civilizations

The Scientific Revolution: Rethinking its origins

Dr. Arun Bala
National University of Singapore and University of Toronto

Dr. Bala Arun’s The Dialogue of Civilizations (Palgrave, 2006), challenges Eurocentric conceptions of history by showing how Chinese, Indian, Arabic, and ancient Egyptian ideas in philosophy, mathematics, cosmology and physics played an indispensable role in making possible the birth of the Modern.