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After Avicenna

Conference Announcement

Theme: After Avicenna
Subtitle: Post-Avicennian Islamic philosophy and theology
Type: Online Conference
Institution: Project Epistemic Transitions in Islamic Philosophy,
Theology, and Science, University of Jyväskylä
Location: Online
Date: 2.–3.6.2021

The conference is open to all interested parties. The Zoom links and
possible updates will be announced at the conference website:

All times are in Helsinki/Eastern European Summer Time (UTC +3 hours).


Wednesday, June 2

Keynote talk:
Ayman Shihadeh (SOAS)
On the Origins of the Philosophical Turn: al-Juwaynī and Avicenna

Panel 1: Logic and the scientific method

Dustin Klinger (Harvard University)
Propositional Analysis in Post-Avicennan Philosophical Thought

Mehmet Fatih Arslan (Istanbul University)
Taʿdīl al-kalām: Avicennian Adjustment to Post-Rāzīan Kalām 

Sümeyye Parıldar (Istanbul University)
Ḥikma mutaʿāliya as Universal Science in the Philosophy of Mullā Ṣadrā

Panel 2: Avicenna’s impact in theology

Hisashi Obuchi (University of Tokyo)
Zayn al-Dīn al-Kaššī’s (d. before 1228) Ḥanafite Background and Moral
Rationalism in Tuḥfat al-aṣḥāb 

Ahmet Faruk Yolcu (Istanbul Medeniyet University)
A New Perspective in the Origination (ḥudūṯ) / Contingency (imkān)
Debates After Avicenna: Kemālpas̲hazādah’s (d. 940/1534)
Interpretation of Origination

Ayşe Betül Tekin (Boston College/Yalova University), Shams al-Din
al-Isfahani’s Presentation of Classifications of Existents 

Keynote talk
Frank Griffel (Yale University)
Books of ḥikma and Books of kalām – Was There Also a Third Genre in
Post-Classical Philosophy? 

Thursday, June 3 

Keynote talk
Amos Bertolacci (IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca)
Manuscripts and Readers of Avicenna’s Šifāʾ: Faḫr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and
Edward Pococke

Panel 3: New avenues in the reception of Avicenna

István Lánczky (Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies)
Ibn Ghaylān al-Balkhī against Avicenna on the Infinity of Body

Ivana Panzeca (Scuola Normale Superiore, FSCIRE / La Pira Library and
Research Centre)
Avicenna’s Ilāhiyyāt: Preliminary Notes on the Persian Translations
in the Safavid Era

Salam Rassi (University of Oxford)
Syriac Philosophy after Avicenna: Barhebraeus on the Modulation of

Panel 4: Perspectives to the soul

Abdulhakeem Alkhelaifi (Qatar University)
The Foundation of World of Soul in Abu al-Barakat al-Baghdadi

Fariduddin Attar (McGill University)
Metaphysics and the Cosmic System in Post-Avicennian ḥikma: Abū
al-Barakāt al-Baghdādī and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s Interpretation of
Ibn Sīnā’s ‘Principle of Unity’ (qāʿidat al-wāḥid)

Ali Fikri Yavuz (Istanbul University)
Arguing Soul through Poetry: Samarqandī’s Epistemological Resolution
between Ibn Sīnā and Rāzī

For all further information, please contact Mr Kutlu Okan:

Conference website: