This year, the philosophy reading group will read The Incoherence of the Incoherence. This work is an objection to an objection, and a text within a text. The core of the work is the Incoherence of the Philosophers written by Al-Ghazali. In this work, Al-Ghazali objects to the Persian philosopher, Ibn Sina, who absorbed, synthesized and revolutionized Neoplatonic and Aristotelian philosophy. In his objections, Al-Ghazali argues that Ibn Sina‰Ûªs positions are both contrary to the teachings of Islam and, well, incoherent. Al-Ghazali himself has a complicated legacy; he went on to influence both Wahhabism and Enlightenment thinkers such as David Hume. The outer text of the Incoherence of the Incoherence is Ibn Rushd‰Ûªs reply to Al-Ghazali. Ibn Rushd was both an Islamic judge and a committed Aristotelian. This commitment to Aristotle is evident in his objections to Al-Ghazali. For, he repeatedly argues that any faults that Al-Ghazali finds with the ‰Û÷philosophers‰Ûª are just Ibn Sina‰Ûªs innovations and can be neutralized by a return to a purer Aristotelianism. This work is a wonderful introduction to Arabic philosophy and all are welcome to join, regardless of their background in philosophy. You can choose to read the work in either English, Arabic or Latin.