Workshop on the Logic of the ‘Shamsiyya’ of Katibi
254 Barrows Hall
Dr. Tony Street, the Hartwell Director of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge, leads four sessions on arguably the most important logic text of pre-modern Islam. The readings will be circulated in Arabic and in English translation. All are welcome to attend. Workshops take place September 23, September 25, September 30 and October 2.
Tony Street is the Hartwell Assistant Director of Research in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Divinity and Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge. He finished his doctorate in 1988 on doctrines on the angels in the writings of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (d. 1210), under the supervision of Tony Johns (ANU) and Georges Anawati (IDEO). Seduced by Razi’s logical approach to theological problems, he began to work on Razi’s logical writings, which ultimately led to work on Avicenna’s foundational texts on logic. A leading scholar of his generation on Arabo-Islamic logic, Dr. Street has published a number of seminal studies on aspects of the logic of Avicenna, Suhrawardi, Razi, Tusi and Katibi.
Co-presented by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, the Mellon Foundation, and the Department of Near Eastern Studies.