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Dr. David Owen
Dep. Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
David Owen studies the history of logic in the western Islamicate world. He is especially interested in formal paderns of reasoning in the legal educaeon of big religious tradieons, and especially within the cultural conenuum of the Bissau-to-Bilbao complex. In Fall 2023, David will defend his dissertaeon in Arabic & Islamic Studies at Harvard University, where he has also completed the Secondary Field in Classical Philosophy. The dissertaeon provides the first treatment of the Avicennan logic of a prominent west Saharan luminary, Ghadīja (Khadīja) Mint (Bint) al-‘Āqil (d. ca. 1835). David currently teaches philosophy and Semiec languages at Christendom College, and is a research associate of the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Chrisean Understanding at Georgetown University. David holds BA and MA degrees from Columbia University, an AM degree from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright Scholar to Mauritania, Morocco, and Spain.
On 13 November 2023, 4pm to 6pm he presented the lecture Ghadīja Mint al-‘Āqil and the Logic Manuscripts of Islamicate West Africa