Universität Wien FIND

140200 SE Arabic Philology - The Beginnings of Philosophy in the Arabic-Islamic World (2018W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 08.10. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 15.10. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 22.10. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 29.10. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 05.11. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 12.11. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 19.11. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 26.11. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 03.12. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 10.12. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 07.01. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 14.01. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 21.01. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Monday 28.01. 15:45 - 17:15 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the seminar is twofold, namely the studying of the starting-point from which the discipline of philosophy is taught, and secondly the consideration of the historical beginnings of philosophy within the Arabic-Islamic world in the 8th and 9th centuries.
The main focus is on the translation, discussion and contextualisation of Arabic texts which will be distributed in the course of the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

active participation in the weekly seminar sessions,
preparation of translations of the Arabic texts which will be discussed each week,
reading of the suggested secondary literature,
written essay at the end of the seminar containing the translation, discussion and contextualisation of an assigned Arabic text

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation (45%) and written essay (55%)
The essay has to be written according to good scientific practice

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

Peter Adamson's podcast, first 4 episodes on Islamic philosophy:
https://historyofphilosophy.net/islamic-world

Christel Hein, Definition und Einteilung der Philosophie. Von der spätantiken Einleitungsliteratur zur arabischen Enzyklopädie, 1985

more references will be given in the course of the seminar

Association in the course directory

AS-3, WM-23

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