Group Online Tuition
sTART DATE: 22 November
every tuesday evening (gmt)*
This course introduces Islamic logic as it has been previously taught in the madrassa system, with useful additions that broaden its scope and encourage a more critical relationship to the original Ancient Greek philosophical material.
Classes will take an explicitly queer, feminist, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist approach, with specific discussions on queer identity, race, imperialism, and slavery, both in the present and the original Delian League context. Readings will be supplied on Google Drive and dialogues and logic books by Plato, Thucydides, Al-Farabi ("Kitab Al-Jadal"), Al-Katibi ("Al-Risala Al-Shamsiyah"), Avicenna ("Remarks and Admonitions"), and various different Byzantine Greek sources will both be translated into and discussed in English. The course will conclude with a brief look at the Greek rhetorical tradition.
Classes will generally be an hour with several 90 minute sessions and structured in a loose discussion format with summaries of the readings sent out a week prior. Students are not expected to do all the readings, but they are expected to discuss at least one of the readings in depth.
The teacher is currently a PhD student in Islamic philosophy of law and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University, and a Masters of Science in Comparative Political Thought from SOAS, University of London. She is Pakistani-Canadian and grew up in a devoutly religious family of Sunni Wahhabi Muslims. She has been teaching various subjects for ten years.
*A specific time will be established taking into consideration everyone's preferences. After your booking the teacher will be in touch to discuss the best options.