"The History and Future of Islamic Philosophy: A Foundational, Critical, and Comparative Approach"
About the Series:
This lecture series, presented in collaboration with the Muslim Association of Canada, contributed to the reconstruction of Islamic rationalism by explaining the fundamentals and creating a discourse around the following three tracks:
1. The specific characteristics of Islamic rationalism in the classical and post-classical periods.
2. The prospects through which this system of rationalism can respond to the failures of modernist rationalism and its critiques by contemporary post-modernist projects.
3. The needs and methods for young Muslims in colleges in the west to develop any Islamic perspective on the humanities ultimately leading to the development of Islamic humanities.
The Speakers and Panelists:
Dr. Mohammad H. Fadel is a Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, which he joined in January 2006. Professor Fadel wrote his Ph.D. dissertation on legal process in medieval Islamic law while at the University of Chicago and received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Fadel was admitted to the Bar of New York in 2000 and practiced law with the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, New York, where he worked on a wide variety of corporate finance transactions and securities-related regulatory investigations.
Professor Fadel also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit and the Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia. Professor Fadel has published numerous articles in Islamic legal history and Islam and liberalism.
First lecture: Islamic Philosophy and Contemporary Humanities: A Reconsideration (July 12, 2019)
Presented by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid at IRSS’s Oakville Headquarters.
Second lecture: Islamic Philosophy and the Foundations of Political Theory: The Problem of Sovereignty (August 2, 2019)
Presented by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid at the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Third panel: Panel on Morality and Aesthetics in Islamic Law and Philosophy (August 30, 2019)
Presented by Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid and Dr. Mohammad Fadel at the University of Toronto St. George Campus.
Clicking on the videos will also bring you to the playlist for each lecture/panel. The second lecture is broken up into 6 videos, and the third lecture, 9 videos.