Please note that this event series will take place on Zoom and thus pre-registration is required. All reading materials will be circulated one week in advance. For more information and registering please contact Maria Avxentevskaya.
About This Series
The series of reading sessions "The Premodern History of Signification: Putting Experiences into Words, Images, and Signs" explores how the premodern experiences of the natural world were expressed, recorded, and communicated through verbal, visual, and semiotic means. By analyzing the premodern theorizing and practices concerning signification we aim to clarify how diverse views on it as an intellectual, cognitive, and performative process affected the production of knowledge in the premodern world. The group will meet online in November 2020 to February 2021 and discuss the primary sources suggested and introduced at each session by the group participants specializing in historical areas from classical to premodern traditions up to the eighteenth century on a global scale.
2020-12-02T12:00:00SAVE IN I-CAL2020-12-02 12:00:002020-12-02 13:30:00Name, Thing Named, and Signification in Classic Islamic Theology
This session will be led by Hannah Erlwein and we will discuss the following texts:
Al-Ghazali, The Ninety-nine Beautiful Names of God, translated by David Burrell and Nazih Daher, Cambridge: The Islamic Texts Society, 1992, pp. 1-23, 49-52.
Taneli Kukkonen, "Al-Ghazālī on the Signification of Names," Vivarium 48 (2010), Brill Publishers, pp. 55-74.
Maria AvxentevskayaGlenn W. MostKatja KrauseMaria AvxentevskayaGlenn W. MostKatja KrauseEurope/Berlinpublic