BIAS: Epistemological Bias in the Physical and Social Sciences
Keywords:BIAS, Epistemological, Physical and Social Sciences
Bias: Epistemological Bias in the Physical and Social Sciences is a multi-authored book by eleven authors and edited by Abdelwahab Elmessiri. It critiques the bias in methodology and terminology suffered by the research, especially among the Third World intellectuals in general, and the Arab-Islamic world in particular. The bias, according to the book, is about the abandoning of the indigenous paradigms and biases that arise from their own existential and historical situations as a result of encountering the Western framework and paradigm as not only a foreign source but also believed to be dominant even among the Arab writers and researchers. The danger of this phenomenon is so pervasive that it tends to distort the whole process and gives serious effect to the future of the affected culture and civilization.