Kuasa pengetahuan

Esha, Muhammad In'am (2010) Kuasa pengetahuan. Ulul Albab, 11 (02). pp. 1-23. ISSN 2442-5249

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Abstract

This paper studies about the relationship between power and (the will to gain) knowledge. It reviews such key points as that every human being has modalities of knowledge whose function depends on his/her will and that human being has the will to power in addition to the will to know. Both wills are inseparable. Human beings cannot reach the power without knowledge; and knowledge cannot be reached without strong will and modality of power.

However, as this paper proposes, the will to power and the will to know are purposive; they are not without goal. In Islamic perspective, reaching a power is not for the power itself; rather, it should be directed to reach the ultimate goal of manifesting the ‘God values.’ Islam guides people toward the ‘ilahiyah power’ or ‘the Spirit of God’ as the ultimate goal of achieving power. As a result, the idea of power/knowledge should be completed by faith/power/knowledge relation.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: power knowledge; faith (ilahiyah);relation;
Subjects: 22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2202 History and Philosophy of Specific Fields > 220206 History and Philosophy of Science (incl. Non-historical Philosophy of Science)
22 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 2203 Philosophy > 220304 Epistemology
Divisions: Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching Training > Department of Social Science Education
Depositing User: Muhammad In'am Esha
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 08:23

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