Special Announcements

Call for papers for volume 22 (2022) of Methodos: “Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language” Guest Editors Shahid Rahman and Walter Young invite submission of papers to be published in “Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language,” the forthcoming issue of Methodos, the online review of the research unit « Savoirs, Textes, Langage » (UMR 8163 … More Special Announcements


NEW BOOK RELEASES:   Islamic Disputation Theory: The Uses & Rules of Argument in Medieval Islam Larry Miller Over 35 years ago, Larry Benjamin Miller completed his field-founding doctoral dissertation, Islamic Disputation Theory, and opened the way to rediscovering an ocean of sophisticated, premodern dialectic and critical argumentation. Thanks to the kind encouragement of Shahid Rahman, … More Announcements

Special Announcement

Our digital edition of the ʿAyn al-Naẓar by Shams al-Dīn al-Samarqandī is now online. I am very pleased to announce the online release of our digital edition of the ʿAyn al-Naẓar, a short Arabic treatise by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ashraf al-Ḥusaynī al-Samarqandī (d. 722/1322) on three logical relationships essential to dialectical disputation. Collated from … More Special Announcement


Call for Papers Workshop on the History of Arabic Logic, University of St. Andrews (7-8 May 2019) Deadline: 01 Feb https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/event/workshop-on-the-history-of-arabic-logic/?fbclid=IwAR2qmVv1tvZnFNiUnnyGlilesqelkwPGdwribvlg6_YBaT87jwzFFUN6sGA   Congratulations to Abdurrahim Bilik, who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation: “Fıkhın Bir Alt Disiplini Olarak İlmu’l Hilaf” Here is the İSAM announcement: http://www.isam.org.tr/index.cfm?fuseaction=objects2.detail_content&cid=1416&cat_id=5   New / Recently Learned of Studies / Editions / … More Announcements


Coming soon (June 25-26) to UNILOG 2018, Vichy, France… LOGIC, LAW AND LEGAL REASONING Workshop at UNILOG’2018  organized by Shahid Rahman and Hans Christian Nordtveit Kvernenes; Dpt of Philosophy, Univ. Lille 3, UMR: 8163, STL, CNRS, France Keynote Speaker Walter Edward Young; McGill University, Montréal, Canada “On the Formal Evolution of Islamic Juridical Dialectic” Matthias … More Announcements


New SSIDD Video Playlist: Dramatized Disputations https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbiAc08pGkXi0ZNSn2rscoqsKQtFW_rI7 Collection of “Dramatized Disputations,” mostly from Arabic miniseries, posted on the SSIDD’s YouTube channel Forthcoming Conference http://cchs.csic.es/sites/default/files/content/event/2018/majlis_crone_6.02.2018.pdf  Patricia Crone Memorial Conference The Majlis Revisited: Inter- and intra-religious and cross-cultural disputations in the Islamicate world Casa Árabe, Cordoba 12-14 April, 2018 Organized by Camilla Adang; Sonja Brentjes; Maribel Fierro; … More Announcements


Forthcoming Talk / Conversation THE ART OF DISAGREEMENT, with Caner Dagli and Zaid Shakir Zaytuna College Livestream begins 7:30 pm EST | Thursday, September 28, 2017 https://renovatio.zaytuna.edu/the-art-of-disagreement   New / Recently Discovered Publications:   المناظرة الفقهية: من منطق الجدل إلى منطق الحوار https://books.google.de/books?id=Vk_TDgAAQBAJ&pg=PT62&lpg=PT62&dq=%22%D8%B4%D8%B1%D8%AD+%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%81%D8%B5%D9%88%D9%84+%D9%81%D9%8A+%D8%B9%D9%84%D9%85+%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%AC%D8%AF%D9%84%22&source=bl&ots=71x8ZMLAuw&sig=LxhMZgVuGL5I9APjiKKL4QhGQRs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjSl4L9nprUAhVBNCwKHYemBNIQ6AEISTAE#v=onepage&q&f=false   An edition of Burhān al-Dīn al-Nasafī’s Mansha’ al-Naẓar, by Dr. Sharīfa bint … More Announcements

New SSIDD YouTube Channel and Video Lectures Page

I’m pleased to announce the creation of a new YouTube channel for the SSIDD, designed to serve as “a collection point for video materials (lectures, readings, scripted demonstrations, etc.) pertinent to the study of Islamicate dialectical disputation (jadal, munāẓara, ādāb al-baḥth), [and] to be linked to the Society’s website.” (Subscribe here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-tjOyHCrKxsni-PEOqZmtQ) In addition, a … More New SSIDD YouTube Channel and Video Lectures Page

Recent Announcements

Recent Announcements Item 1 Recently published critical argumentation textbook: Moad, Edward Ryan. Logic and Critical Thinking: An Introduction for Muslim Students. Chicago: Kazi Publications, 2017. https://www.amazon.com/Logic-Critical-Thinking-Introduction-Students/dp/1567446108/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1487875805&sr=1-1&keywords=moad+logic Item 2 Recent Updates to the SSIDD website bibliographies New bibliography categories: Modern Critical Argumentation Studies Perelman, Chaïm, and Olbrechts-Tyteca, Lucie. The New Rhetoric : A Treatise on Argumentation. … More Recent Announcements