Nadja Germann is Professor of Philosophy at ALU Freiburg (Breisgau). Her research focuses on philosophy of language and mind, epistemology, and metaphysics, with a particular emphasis on theories of language and thought across the various scientific disciplines in the premodern Islamic world. This transdisciplinary approach to language and thought was already at the center of Germann’s research group Linguistic Disciplines in Arabic Culture 900–1200 (LiDiAC), funded by the DFG and BMBF between 2012 and 2017, and constituted the motivation for editing, together with Mostafa Najafi, Philosophy and Language in the Islamic World (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2021). Along these lines, she currently works on a comprehensive history of philosophy of language within the Arabic linguistic sphere
Mostafa Najafi is assistant lecturer at the chair of philosophy at the university of Lucerne and postdoctoral researcher within the SNSF project “Senses of Being” at the same chair. In his research, he focuses on metaphysics and philosophy of language, with a particular interest in the cultural and intellectual life of the Islamic world. Together with Nadja Germann, he has edited Philosophy and Language in the Islamic World (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2021). Besides the reception of Aristotle’s doctrine of the senses of being in the Islamic world, he is currently working on the historiography of the science of bayān and revising his dissertation on Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s (d. 1210) theory of language for publication as a monograph (De Gruyter, Welten des Islams).
Ziad Bou Akl
Ziad Bou Akl is a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and an Associate professor of philosophy at the Ecole normale supérieure de Paris. He works on medieval Arabic philosophy, with an emphasis on its link with legal theory (uṣūl al-fiqh) and rational theology (kalām). He recently published an edition and translation of an early kalām doxography (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2021). His work focuses also on linguistic issues in these different traditions. He co-directed, together with Frédérique Ildefonse (CNRS), a (forthcoming) special issue on Orders and Imperatives in four linguistic traditions (Histoire Epistémologie Langage 2022).
Floris Remmert is a student in Islamic Studies and Philosophy at ALU Freiburg (Breisgau). Interested in medieval Persian-language literature.