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Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language

Abstract : 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 – CNRS, Université de Lille) ( Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language The domain of Islamic thought and intellectual history boasts an important body of studies relevant to the Arabic philosophy of language, as well as a growing interest in Islamic argumentation theory and practice. There remains, however, a dearth of volumes which pool research from both areas and examine them together. Filling this gap is more critical than ever; in our time, significant work is being conducted in argumentation theory, but little of it draws from, or relates to, the rich intellectual traditions of Islam (exceedingly few argumentation specialists have heard, for example, of Islamic traditions of dialectical theory [jadal, munāẓara, ādāb al-baḥth], much less benefited from the millennium of discussions and solutions they contain). With this in mind, the main objective of this volume of Methodos is to provide a venue for studies of hermeneutics, linguistic analysis, and deductive reasoning (formal and informal) in the theory / practice of argumentation relevant to the Arabic philosophy of language, including contributions on: (1) theories which are geared towards argument (e.g., dialectical justifications and objections, linguistic fallacies, strategies and protocols for engagement on particular issues, etc.); (2) the dynamic of argument in shaping concepts and theories (e.g., explaining how systematic argument fashioned certain scholars’ solutions); and (3) theories “in action” (e.g., argument analyses of the historical, scholarly dialectic on a certain problem). Understanding that interdisciplinarity is a quintessential feature of premodern Islamic thought, we are also particularly eager to attract contributions on Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language from a broad spectrum of premodern Islamic disciplines (philosophy, theology, law and legal theory, logic, dialectic, rhetoric, philology, grammar, linguistics, exegesis, etc.) so as to provide testimony for the dynamic “unity in diversity” of Islamic thought.
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Shahid Rahman, Walter Edward Young. Argumentation and Arabic Philosophy of Language. CNRS-UMR -8163: STL. 22 (2), In press, Methodos. Savoirs et Textes. ⟨halshs-03151284⟩



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