Philosophical Papers and Review

  • Abbreviation: Philos. Papers Rev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-663X
  • DOI: 10.5897/PPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 39


The Qur’anic universe in knowledge, time and space with a reference to matrix game in Islamic behavioural financial decision-making

Masudul Alam Choudhury
College of Commerce and Economics, Sultan Qaboos University Muscat, Sultanate of Oman International Chair, Postgraduate Program in Islamic, Economics and Finance, Trisakti University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 23 August 2012
  •  Published: 31 May 2013



The paper is a Qur’anic socio-philosophical rarity on the theme of learning model. Such a model is derived from the Tawhidi (monotheistic oneness) foundation of knowledge (epistemology). It is shown to construct a moral-social world-system of consciousness (phenomenology). The specific problem of Islamic behavioural economics and finance is shown to respond to such a learning model of Tawhidi unity of knowledge, its analysis, and application. The place of consciousness as the central note to Islamic behavioural dynamics in decision-making is shown to be located within the dimensions of knowledge, time and space. The analysis thus extends beyond the horizons of space-time structure. In so doing the paper is a contribution on the expanded and all-comprehensive worldview of the relations between God, Man and the universe embedded in the causal structure of the Qur’anic mind (res cogitans)-matter (res extensa) relations.


Key words: Qur’anic, res extensa, epistemology, decision-making, horizons.