Iqbal, Philosophy, Science, and Hoodbhoy

Pervaiz Hoodbhoy, a physicist by claim and a social philosopher by acclaim, contended in a recent lecture that Allama Iqbal was neither a philosopher nor a deep thinker. To him, Iqbal’s understanding of science and scientific movements is rather too meek to deliberate upon. The Professor in his talk available on youtube supports his stance with selective excerpts from Iqbal’s prose and verse serving a purpose apparently dear to the learned professor.

This write-up aims to discuss an objective account of Iqbal’s stature as a genuine philosopher and an advocate of scientific efforts.

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