In-store Event: Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Metaphysics
July 7, 2011
The Philosophical Foundations of Islamic Metaphysics is a discussion-circle series on the basic concepts and formative questions involved in the powerful intellectual encounter between Islamic peripatetic philosophy and Ashari kalam, represented for purposes of this series in the persons and ideas of ibn Sina on the one hand, and al-Ghazali on the other. The objective of the series is twofold. The first is to clarify as much as possible, in the English language, certain basic philosophical terms and concepts which are essential for a full understanding of the nature of the discussions in which they are pivotal. The second is to review some of these discussions, and to facilitate a greater sense of wonder at the analytic rigor and depth of inquiry demonstrated by some of the luminaries of the Islamic intellectual tradition. The material of this series is based largely on the Metaphysics of ibn Sina’s al-Shifa and al-Ghazali’s Tahafut al-Falsafah. The material covered, however, is selected to enrich further reading of other great thinkers in contemporary and later periods of Islamic history, insha’Allah.
Session One: Knowledge and Reality (13 July 2011, 8pm)
Session Two: Time and Creation (20 July 2011, 8pm)
Session Three: The Soul and Its Mystery (27 July 2011, 8pm)
Venue: Wardah Books (inside the store)
Facilitated by Dr Omar Edward Moad, Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Humanities, Qatar University
No registration, free event at Wardah Books.
If you have queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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