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140200 SE Arabic Philology (2019W)

Continuous assessment of course work

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max. 50 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 14.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 28.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 04.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 11.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 18.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 25.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 02.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 09.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 16.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 13.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842
Monday 27.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal d. Inst. f. Orientalistik UniCampus 1F-O1-3842

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Aims, contents and method of the course

An Arabic manuscript makes Aristotle say the following: "Medicine is the philosophy of the body, and philosophy is the medicine of the soul". This and titles like al-šifāʾ (The Healing) for Ibn Sīnā's philosophical summa und al-Ṭibb al-rūḥānī (Spiritual Medicine) for an ethical writing of al-Rāzī show the close relation between medicine and philosophy in the Islamicate world of the classical period.
We will discuss this relation based on classical Arabic texts.
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

Johann Christoph Bürgel, Fabian Käs, Ärztliches Leben und Denken im arabischen Mittelalter, 2016.
Peter E. Pormann, Emilie Savage-Smith, Medieval Islamic Medicine, 2007.
Ahmed Ragab, The Medieval Islamic Hospital. Medicine, Religion, and Charity, 2015.

Weitere Literaturhinweise werden im Laufe des Seminars gegeben

Association in the course directory

AS-3, WM-23

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