Prof. Lenn Goodman presents "The Animals Speak Out: Giving Voice to the Animal Kingdom(s) in the Rasa’il of the Ikhwan al‐Safa’" as part of the Fifth Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Conference at Harvard University, held on April 5-6, 2013. The theme of the conference is "Communities Like You: Animals and Islam." To learn more, visit: islamicstudies.harvard.edu/conferences/.
Lenn Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. His books include Creation and Evolution, Islamic Humanism, In Defense of Truth: A Pluralistic Approach, Jewish and Islamic Philosophy: Crosspollinations in the Classic Age, Avicenna, On Justice, and his Gifford Lectures, Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself. He has lectured widely in the United States and abroad and is the translator and commentator of Saadiah Gaon’s Arabic commentary on the Book of Job, Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqzan, and, with Richard McGregor, the tenth century Arabic ecological fable The Case of the Animals vs Man before the King of the Jinn.