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

Recent Announcements

  Item 1 Recently published critical edition: al-Anṣārī, Shaykh al-Islām Zakarīyā’ b. Muḥammad, and Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Dasūqī. Fatḥ al-Wahhāb bi-Sharḥ al-Ādāb wa huwa Sharḥ ʿalā Risālat al-Ādāb fi’l-Baḥth wa’l-Munāẓara li’l-Imām Muḥammad b. Ashraf al-Samarqandī […] wa maʿahu Ḥāshiyat al-ʿAllāma Muḥammad b. Aḥmad b. ʿArafa al-Dasūqī. Ed. ʿArafa ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Nādī. Kuwait: Dār al-Ḍiyā’ li’l-Nashr … More Recent Announcements

Book Release. Young, Walter. The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law.

It was a long time in production, but my first book, The Dialectical Forge, has at last been released. The hardcover is in good shape, and–though the Springer webpage needs a bit more work at present–the paperback (“MyCopy”) and electronic (“eBook”) versions should be available now. Many thanks to all who helped make this possible! … More Book Release. Young, Walter. The Dialectical Forge: Juridical Disputation and the Evolution of Islamic Law.

2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion

The 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion — at the University of Warsaw, 18-22 June 2017… CFP in the following fields: Impact of religious beliefs on logical structures; Logic at the service of apologetics; Rationalization of religious beliefs; Justification in religious legal traditions (including Talmudic Logic); Logics vis-a-vis illogicalities in religion; Non-classical logics and … More 2nd World Congress on Logic and Religion