Brainstorm of an Ishmaelite


Who said epistemology isn’t funny? Paralogisms and non sequiturs are the essence of humour. Epistemology and logic could be taught entirely with jokes!

It’s a shame western math profs, philosophers and logicians have a rep for being dry and having a poor sense of humour (if any), which has rubbed onto these subjects in western academics. You’d be surprised to know that examples of the fictional comical character Juha–a cultural icon who is the subject of an anthology of Arab humour and proverbial wisdom–are used to teach all kinds of subjects including logic, law, philosophy and even the most serious subjects like theology and mysticism!