ALIF Lecture Series: “The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”

“The Contemporary Debate Over the “Scientific Miracles” of the Qur’ān”
A lecture by Stefano Bigliardi
Wednesday, May 10th at 6:15 p.m.
Room 30

Stefano Bigliardi, drawing upon the research that resulted in his 2014 monograph “Islam and the Quest for Modern Science” and in his recent article “The ‘Scientific Miracle of the Qur’ān,’ Pseudoscience, and Conspiracism” (Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 52-1, March 2017), will discuss a precise classification of the exegetical trend known as iʿjāz ʿilmī, as well as the criticism leveled at it on behalf of Muslim authors and scientists.
Stefano Bigliardi obtained a PhD in Philosophy of Science at the University of Bologna in 2008. He later joined as lecturer and researcher at the faculty of CMES (Center for Middle Eastern Studies) at Lund University, Sweden. Between 2013 and 2015, he served as a philosophy teacher at Tec de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, Mexico City. Between 2015 and 2016, he was a fellow of the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue (FIIRD) in Geneva, Switzerland. Since September 2016 he serves as an Assistant Professor of philosophy at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.

This lecture is open to the general public