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1924In the Age of Averroes: a conference in February 2008

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  • Peter Adamson
    Dec 3, 2007
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      [APOLOGIES FOR CROSS-POSTING]

      Greetings,

      Please find below the program for an upcoming event on Arabic
      philosophy to be held in London this coming February. Feel free to
      distribute.

      Please note that on Feb 13, the day before the conference, King's
      College London will host a smaller event devoted to Greek and Arabic
      commentaries on Aristotle. Please contact Peter Adamson for more
      information.

      Many thanks,
      Peter Adamson

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      In the Age of Averroes
      Arabic Thought at the End of the Classical Period

      An international conference to be held at the
      Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London
      February 14 (Thursday)-16 (Saturday), 2008

      Organized by Dr Peter Adamson (King�s College London)
      Please contact peter.adamson@...

      Funding generously provided by the Leverhulme Trust

      Please note: Program subject to change


      Thursday, February 14

      Morning session: Chaired by Hans Daiber

      10:00-10:30
      Registration and welcome

      10:30-11:30
      Keynote Speaker: Dimitri Gutas
      Philosophy in the age of Averroes: a view from Baghdad

      11:30-12:00
      Coffee break

      12:00-1:00
      Peter Joosse
      �Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi as a philosopher and a physician: myth or
      reality, topos or truth?

      Afternoon session: Chaired by Maroun Aouad

      2:30-3:15
      Deborah Black
      Spirituality and Intentionality in Sense Perception: Averroes and his
      Sources
      3:15-4:00
      Matteo di Giovanni
      Substantial form in Averroes� Long Commentary on the Metaphysics

      4:00-4:30
      Tea break

      4:30-5:15
      Richard Taylor
      Philosopher as kafir (Unbeliever): Averroes� response to the charges of
      al-Ghazali


      Friday, February 15

      Morning Session: Chaired by Steven Harvey

      10:15-11:00
      Taneli Kukkonen
      Spirit, form, substance: the psychology of Hayy Ibn Yaqzan

      11:00-11:30
      Coffee break

      11:30-12:15
      Resianne Fontaine
      Abraham ibn Daud�s cosmology and his use of sources

      12:15-1:00
      Tamar Rudavsky
      Astrology and human freedom in 12th Century Jewish Philosophy: The case
      of
      Ibn Ezra and Halevi

      Afternoon Session: Chaired by Amos Bertolacci

      2:30-3:15
      Frank Griffel
      Al-Ghazali�s students and immediate followers: a portrait of the
      intellectual climate in Iraq and Iran during the early 12th century

      3:15-4:00
      Ayman Shihadeh
      A new find from early 12th century Ash�arism: the Nihayat al-maram� of
      Diya� al-Din al-Makki (aka al-Razi)

      4:00-4:30
      Tea break

      4:30-5:15
      Gregor Schwarb
      Qadi Shams al-Din Ja�far b. Ahmad al-Buhluli (d. 573/1177-8) and his
      Kitab Mishkat al misbah fi hayat al-arwah



      Saturday, February 16

      Morning Session: Chaired by Charles Burnett

      10:15-11:00
      Anna Akasoy

      What is philosophical Sufism?

      11:00-11:30
      Coffee Break

      11:30-12:15
      Heidrun Eichner
      �Only God knows particulars in a particular way�: al-Abhari on
      Avicenna�s epistemology

      12:15-1:00
      Tony Street
      What drove logical studies in the age of Averroes?

      Afternoon Session: Chaired by Dag Nikolaus Hasse

      2:30-3:15
      Jari Kaukua
      Suhrawardi on self-awareness

      3:15-4:00
      Sabine Schmitdke

      The first generation of Suhrawardi�s commentators: Izz al-Dawla Ibn
      Kammuna and Shams al-Din al-Shahrazuri

      4:00-4:30
      Tea break

      4:30-5:15
      Yahya Michot
      Ibn Taymiyya on Ibn Rushd






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