Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Cultures: Hebrew, Arabic and Latin (Research Group conference)

Sun, 02/06/2019 to Tue, 04/06/2019



Charles Manekin (University of Maryland)
Yehuda Halper (Bar-Ilan University)


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Scholarly interest in medieval logic, both in its own right and for its impact on medieval intellectual history and culture, has grown exponentially in the last half-century, first for the Latin and then for the Arabic traditions. Yet scholars of medieval logic have only recently become aware of the Hebrew tradition of logic, whose study is still in its incipient stage. Even experts in medieval Jewish philosophy have neglected the corpus of logical writings that formed the primary education of Jewish students in the medieval communities of Spain, Provence, Italy, and Greece.

The IIAS research group in the Reception and Impact of Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Jewish Culture has spent the year examining this corpus and its impact on other areas of Jewish intellectual endeavor. The conference, sponsored by the IIAS, the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center of Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland, and Bar Ilan University, brings together leading scholars in the history of medieval logic and philosophy from the US, Europe, and Israel and includes, for the first time, Hebrew logic and its impact as one of the main topics of inquiry.

The overall goals of the conference are to bring to the attention of historians of logic the works and influence of medieval Hebrew logicians, to expose students of Jewish philosophy and intellectual history to the field the field of medieval logic, and, in general, to increase interest in the study of medieval Hebrew logic and its impact.



Suf Amichay, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
David Bronstein, Georgetown University
Laurent Cesalli, University of Geneva
Julie Brumberg-Chaumont, CNRS Paris
Daniel Davies, University of Hamburg
Nadja Germann, Freiburg University
Yehuda Halper, University of Hamburg
Edward Halper, University of Georgia
Orna Harari, Tel Aviv University
Steven Harvey, Bar Ilan University
Hannah Kasher, Bar Ilan University
Katja Krause, Max Planck Institute
Tzvi Langermann, Bar Ilan University
Henrik Legarlund, Stockholm University
Reimund Leicht, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Charles Manekin, University of Maryland
John Marenbon, University of Cambridge
Alex Novikoff, Kenyon College
Aviram Ravitsky, Ariel University
Shoey Raz, Bar Ilan University
Yossef Schwartz, Tel Aviv University
Josef Stern, The University of Chicago
Tony Street, University of Cambridge
Riccardo Strobino, Tufts University
Paul Thom, The University of Sydney
Silvia Di Vicenzo, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa