Experimentation in Arabic Science and Philosophy: The Concept of I‘tibār

A Talk by Professor George Saliba

This talk will focus on a representative sample of medieval Arabic texts which employ the term I‘tibār or its derivatives and try to explore the various meanings in which this term was understood. It will also explore its relationship to what we now call experimentation, in a variety of fields including literary, scientific, as well as philosophical domains.

When: 25 March, 6:00pm, Where: ICC 241