February 20, 2003
The Philosophy Department's lecture series on Islamic thought continues with two upcoming events. Both are free and open to the general public.
Friday, Feb. 21
Mohammad Azadpur, postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, will speak on "Philosophy, Ontology, and the Islamic Allegory" from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in Room 392 of the Humanities building.
Azadpur writes on a variety of Islamic topics, including violence in Islamic political philosophy. He recently visited Tehran, Iran, where he conducted research at the Institute for Hikmat and Philosophy.
Monday, Feb. 24
Paul Hardy, an adjunct associate professor at the City College of New York, will present "Avicenna on Race" from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Room 392 of the Humanities building. Avicenna, a medieval Islamic physician and philosopher, wrote scores of works on a wide range of topics, including medicine, psychology, mathematics, music, logic, philosophy and theology.
Hardy has also taught at the School for Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. "Rethinking Muslim Traditions," an anthology he edited, will be published by Brill Academic Publishers later this year.
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