Aristotelian Logic in Medieval Cultures:

Hebrew, Arabic and Latin

Event date: June 2 - June 4, 2019

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




    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