Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic

Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic

Affiliated Workshop of Krakow Conference on History of Logic (KHL2016)

27 October 2016, Krakow, Poland


Room 25.

Grodzka Street 52,


Organized by Andrew Schumann and Jan Woleński

Jagiellonian University,

University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow

The purpose of this workshop is to examine the meaning of Talmudic hermeneutics in the contemporary epistemology and logic. One of the main features of Judaism is that Jewish religious laws are not dogmatic but based on specific legal reasoning. This reasoning was developed by the first Judaic commentators of the Bible (Tannaim) for inferring Judaic laws from the Pentateuch. Our workshop is aimed to consider Judaic reasoning from the standpoint of modern philosophy: symbolic logic, rhetoric, analytic philosophy, pragmatics and so on. On the one hand, we are interested in possibilities to import into the Talmudic study modern logical methods. On the other hand, we are interested in possibilities to export from the Talmud new logical principles which are innovative to contemporary logic.

Conference Postproceedings will be published electronically in a special volume of Studia Humana and as a book in the book series Studies in Talmudic Logic (לוגיקה תלמודית) of College Publications, London, UK.