Volume 6:2 (2017), pp. 3—6
Preface. Philosophy and History of TalmudicLogic
University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszow,
Abstract: This volume contains the papers presented at the Philosophy and
History of TalmudicLogic Affiliated Workshop of Krakow Conference on
History of Logic (KHL2016), held on October 27, 2016, in Krakow,
Keywords: Talmudiclogic, Judaism
can guess, where the true facts of
logic come from and where logic is going to go.
Andrew Schumann: For a couple of years now, you have done huge work on formalizing Talmudiclogic. You have launched the book series, Studies in TalmudicLogic where the eleven books are
already published. What is the general intention of this series? Which books have been published,
which are planned? What is it, the logic of the Talmud? What features does it have?
Dov M. Gabbay: The books, which are already published, are written both in Hebrew and English.
Introduction to Islamic Law , Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1982. 85. Schumann, A. TalmudicLogic . UK: Lightning Source, Milton Keynes, 2012. 86. Sifra , trans. and commentary by M. Ginsberg, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999. 87. Sion, A. Judaic Logic: A Formal Analysis of Biblical, Talmudic and Rabbinic Logic , Geneva: Slatkine, 1995. 88. Street, T. Arabic Logic, In D.M. Gabbay and J. Woods (eds.), Handbook of History of Logic, vol.1: Greek, Indian and Arabic Logic , North-Holland: Elsevier, 2004, pp. 523-596. 89. Talmon, R. On An Eighth-Century Grammatical School in Medina
, presents an entirely
modern theory of unconventional computing, an ongoing project of the au-
thor and some other scientists. The link to religion is seen in the motivation
of the theory. Namely, it is inspired by a non-Aristotelian syllogistic taken
from Talmudiclogic, and by some deliberations due to Kabbalists handling
strings of Hebrew letters. Inspired by religious motives, medieval Kabbalists
devised the first finite automata of the sort studied in this paper.
Most of the papers published in this volume were presented on the basis
of their earlier versions