Studia Humana: Special Issue on Talmudic Hermeneutics

Studio Humana

Special Issue on Talmudic Hermeneutics

Studia Humana invites contributions to our workshop on “Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic”. All accepted papers will be published electronically in Studia Humana as well as in a special volume of a book series “Studies in Talmudic Logic (לוגיקה תלמודית)”.
Philosophy and History of Talmudic Logic
Affiliated Workshop of Krakow Conference on History of Logic (KHL2016)
27 October 2016, Krakow, Poland
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. Topics
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• History of the Talmudic hermeneutics,

• Symbolic-logical formalizations of some Talmudic passages,

• Medieval Judaic logic,

• Language philosophy of the Talmud,

• Talmudic hermeneutics from the standpoint of contemporary analytic philosophy,

• Epistemology of the Talmud,

• Philosophical presuppositions in the Talmudic exegesis,

• Logics of Judaic reasoning.

We are very pleased to invite scholars and rabbis interested in the philosophy and history of Talmudic hermeneutics. Each of the areas mentioned above may be subject to research and reflection for potential conference participants.

Paper Submission and Publication
• Authors should submit abstracts (as MSWord file, up to 1 page A4, 12 pt) to with the copy to by September 15th, 2016
• Papers should be sent to and by November 20th, 2016.
• Papers will be refereed and accepted on the basis of their scientific merit and relevance to the workshop.
• Conference Postproceedings will be published in a special volume of Studia Humana and a book series Studies in Talmudic Logic (לוגיקה תלמודית).

Important dates

• Abstract submission: September 15 2016
• Acceptance decision of abstracts: September 30, 2016
• Workshop date: October 27, 2016
• Paper submission: November 20, 2016
• Acceptance decision of papers: December 20, 2016

  1. Michael Chernick

    Does the Hebrew title of the volume and series imply that Hebrew is an acceptable language in which to write a paper?

    1. Andrew Schumann

      Yes, it can be

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