Lecture: Introduction to Logic

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Lecture Details

Event Date7/1/2013
Event LocationKonya, Turkey
Event DescriptionDeenstream Lecture: "Introduction to Logic" Based on the “Isagoge” of Imam Athir al-Din al-Abhari, this course will introduce students to the science of logic, a prerequisite before serious study of any of the other sciences. In this course students will be introduced to terms, concepts, the five predicable s, definitions, propositions, opposition, conversion, syllogisms, and other basic aspects of correct thinking. Excerpt here:

Event Transcripts


Quotes Made at this Event

Story of My Life - "there cannot be intelligence without communication" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Sense and Sensability By Jane Austen - "It's an amazing book" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
My Life: J.G. Bennett and G.I. Gurdjieff: A Memoir - "I read the memoirs of J G Bennet" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric - "

Maryam Joseph's book is very good as a "Beginners guide to logic"

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Sense and Sensability By Jane Austen - "

You should read books that include Logical Reasoning

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Trivium: The Liberal Arts of Logic, Grammar, and Rhetoric - "

If you want a really beautiful study of this FACT, I would recommend you read John Walbridge's book, on The Caliphate of Reason, and he shows that Muslims were obsessed with the arts of language

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Story of My Life - "

It's worth reading

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Robert Kennedy address on the Assassination of Martin Luther King - "

He used amazing rhetorical devices to calm to the crowd.  I recommend you watch the speech by RFK

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Pride And Prejudice - "

The text includes much subtext about British Hierarchitcal culture

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Crime and Punishment - "

You should read books that include Logical Reasoning

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Memoirs of J.G. Bennett - "

I read his memoirs two years ago

" -Shaikh Hamza Yusuf
Reign of Quantity - Note: Wonderful book
Story of My Life - Note: Helen Keller
Reign of Quantity - Note:

How modern day focuses on quantity not quality

The majority of our ulema, are just trying to hold on to this tradition, and they're not really engaging the intellectual ideas of the world.

...You cannot deal with obfuscations, with all of these philosophical problems, If you don’t understand them.

I don’t want to hear someone who has a degree in Shariah, give me a legal ruling about Evolution.  I don’t want to hear them do that.  I want somebody who knows Islamic Theology really well and who knows evolutionary biology really well, at a very high level, I want to hear THEIR opinion.

-Shaikh Hamza Yusuf