Editorial Board

International Editorial Board

Prof. Muhammad Legenhausen

Philosophy, Ethics Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute: Qom, Qom, IR

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Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen

Publications

 

Books:

Authored:

Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought (Tehran: al-Hoda, 2000); translated into Persian by Mansur Nasiri et al (with some alterations) as Siyahat-e Andisheh dar Sepher-e Din (Qom: Mu’assesseh-ye Amuzeshi va Pazhuheshi Imam Khomeini, 1383/2004); translated into Russian (Moscow: Дизайн Информация Ќартография, 2009).

Islam and Religious Pluralism (London: al-Hoda, 1999)

  • Winner of Farabi prize for 2007.
  • Persian translation published by Ta Ha, Qom, 2000.
  • Arabic translation published by al-Hoda, Tehran, 2000.
  • Indonesian translation published by Lentera, Jakarta, 2002.

Edited:

On Being Human: Essays from the Fifth Shi‘i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue, edited by Harry J. Huebner and Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen (Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2013).

Peace and Justice: Essays from the Fourth Shi‘i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue, edited by Harry J. Huebner and Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen (Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2011).

Soul: A Comparative Approach, edited by Christian Kanzian and Muhammad Legenhausen (Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2010).

Proofs for the Existence of God: Contexts—Structures—Relevance, edited by Christian Kanzian and Muhammad Legenhausen (Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2008).

Substance and Attribute: Western and Islamic Traditions in Dialogue, edited by Christian Kanzian and Muhammad Legenhausen (Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2007).

Topoi Vol 26, No 2, (2007), special edition on Contemporary Islamic Philosophy in Iran, guest edited by Muhammad Legenhausen.

Translated:

Zād al-Sālik (The Provisions of the Wayfarer)”, Fayzḍ Kāshānī, in Journal of Shi‘ite Islamic Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 2008, 85-99.

Jesus Through the Qur’an and Shi‘ite Narrations (New York: Tahrike Tarsile Qur’an, 2005), selected by Mahdi Muntazir Qa’im, translated by Muhammad Legenhausen. Also published (without the verses of the Qur’an) as, Jesus Through Shi‘ite Narrations (Qom: Anasariyan, 2004), and as Jesus Through Shi‘ite Narrations (Beirut: Ma‘had al-Ma‘afif al-Hakamiyyah, 2004). The translation of this book into Russian was a winner of the 2012 book of the year award in religion and spirituality by the Russian publishers association.

Decorum for Visiting the Shrine of Imam Riḍā (‘a),Cotranslator with ‘Azim Sarvedalir, Islamic Research Foundation, Astan Qods Razavi, 2003.

“A Fair Exposition of the Difference between the Truth and Abberation, by Muhsin Fayz Kashani” Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 8, No. 1-2, 2002-3, 51-73.

Philosophical Instructions: An Introduction to Contemporary Islamic Philosophy, by Ayatullah Muhammad Taqi Misbah Yazdi, translated by Muhammad Legenhausen and ‘Azim Sarvdalir (Binghamton: Binghamton University and Brigham Young University, 1999).

The Greatest Jihad: Combat with the Self, by Imam Ruhallah Musawi Khomeini, with an introduction by Muhammad Legenhausen, translated by Muhammad Legenhausen and ‘Azim Sarvedalir, (Islamic Thought Foundation, 1995).

Jihad and Shahadat: Struggle and Martyrdom in Islam, ed. Mehdi Abedi and Gary Legenhausen (Houston: IRIS, 1986)

Articles on line: (also see: https://iki.academia.edu/MuhammadLegenhausen)

“Religious Epistemology and Dialectic” in Journal of Philosophical Theological Research, 21:3, Autumn 2019, 43-58. http://ensani.ir/file/download/article/1580206460-9898-81-3.pdf

 “Paradox and Relativism” Journal of Philosophical Investigations, Vol. 11, Issue 21, Summer and Autumn 2017, 74-79. http://philosophy.tabrizu.ac.ir/article_7080_53f32ad472f1ecf5a0b1e5264e380a4f.pdf

Review of Angelika Neuwirth’s Scripture, Poetry, and the Making of a Community: Reading the Qur’an as a Literary Text

Message of Thaqalayn: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies, Volume 16, Number 4. Winter 1437/2016, 107-128.

http://www.messageofthaqalayn.com/64,%20Thaqalayn%20Book%20Review%20107-124.pdf

“The ‘Irfan of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (‘a)” Religious Inquiries: A Biannual Journal of the University of Religions and Denominations, Vol. 3, No. 5, Winter and Spring 2014, 5-20. http://ri.urd.ac.ir/article_12055_f187008825a5b804db5f297ca6c21702.pdf

“Ibn Sīnā’s Practical Philosophy” Religious Inquiries: A Biannual Journal of the University of Religions and Denominations, Vol. 2, No. 3, Winter and Spring 2013, 5-27. http://ri.urd.ac.ir/article_6277_bb0311357f822df9f2d0a3bfbc9026dc.pdf

 “Ibn Sina’s Concept of God” Ishraq: Islamic philosophy yearbook, No. 1, (2010), 317-344.

http://iph.ras.ru/ishraq1.htm

 “Islamic Just War Pacifism” A presentation given at the conference Peace, Women, and Divine Religions, Tehran, (26 February 2008).

http://peacethroughunderstanding.blogspot.com/2008/02/islamic-just-war-pacifism.html

http://www.academia.edu/2515478/_Islamic_Just_War_Pacifism_  

“Christians Talking with Iranians: An American Muslim’s Perspective” MCC Peace Office Newsletter (2007), http://mcc.org/peace/pon/PON_2007-03.pdf.

“Reflections on Revelation and Authority Among Shi‘ites and Mennonites,” Conrad Grebel Review, (Winter 2006), 32-44.

http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/cgreviewdocs/cgr-winter-2006.pdf

“A Muslim’s Proposal: Non-Reductive Religious Pluralism” A lecture given at the University of Innsbruck, Theology Faculty, (25 January 2006),

http://www.uibk.ac.at/theol/leseraum/texte/626.html

The Proof of the SincereJournal of Islamic Philosophy, Issue number 1, volume 1, Fall (2003), http://www.muslimphilosophy.com/journal/is-01/ms-leg.doc

“Why I Am Not a Traditionalist” ReligioScope, (2002)

http://www.religioscope.com/pdf/esotrad/legenhausen.pdf

“American Militarism as Seen from Iran” MCC Washington Office Newsletter (2002), http://mcc.org/respub/washmemo/Washington_memo_02_05.pdf.

“Democratic Pluralism in Islam? A Critique” Transcendent Philosophy: An International Journal for Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism, Volume 3. Number 4 . Dec 2002. http://www.iranianstudies.org/philosophy11.htm#Democratic%20Pluralism%20in%20Islam?%20A%20Critique

“The Relationship Between Philosophy and Theology in the Postmodern Age” from Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought (Tehran: al-Hoda, 2000). http://www.islamic-paths.org/Home/English/Issues/Philosophy/Post_Modern_Age.htm

“The Nurture of the Heart” from Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought (Tehran: al-Hoda, 2000).

http://www.beliefnet.com/boards/message_list.asp?boardID=55660&discussionID=385043

 

Review of Peter Byrne’s God and Realism.

Transcendent Philosophy: An International Journal for Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism, Volume 6. Number 1 . Sept 2003.

http://www.iranianstudies.org/Journal/v6n1/v6n1b1.pdf

 

Review of William C. Chittick’s The Heart of Islamic Philosophy

Transcendent Philosophy: An International Journal for Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism, Volume 4, Number 3. Sept 2003.

http://www.iranianstudies.org/philosophy14.htm#The%20Heart%20of%20Islamic%20Philosophy

 

Review and Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre’s Whose Justice? Which Rationality? from Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought (Tehran: al-Hoda, 2000),

http://www.al-islam.org/al-tawhid/whosejustice/1.htm

 

Translation of Rêmí’s “Song of the Reed”

http://www.dar-al-masnavi.org/reedsong.html#17.

 

Other Articles:

“Leo Strauss and the Threat of Moral Relativism” The Journal of Ethical Reflections, Vol. 1, Issue 2, Summer 2020, 47-68.

“A Tribute to Dr. Ahmadi and Reflections on Concept Containment” in ḤHakīm Pārsā, eds. Muhammad Dhabihiand Gholamreza Zakiyani, Tehran: SAMT, 1398/2019, 166-196.

“Truthfulness in Religious Discourse” Hermeneutische Blätter, 24:1, Wahrhaftigkeit, 2018, 46-59.

“Mulla Sadra’s Critique of Apophatic Mysticism and Pantheism” in Gott — jenseits von Monismus und Theismus? Hg. Bernhard Nitsche, Klaus von Stosch und Muna Tatari, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2017, 309-321.

“Intention, faith, and virtue in Shi‘i moral philosophy” in Moralische Vortrefflichkeit in der pluralen Gesellschaft: Tugendethik aus philosophischer, christlicher und muslimischer Perspektive, Hg. Idris Nassery und Jochen Schmidt, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2016, 113-131. https://brill.com/view/book/edcoll/9783657785483/BP000008.xml

“The Development of the Philosophy of Religion in Iran and in the West” Ishraq: Islamic philosophy yearbook, No. 7, (2016), 131-155.

“Appreciating Muslim and Christian Christologies” in Streit um Jesus: Muslimische und christliche Annäherungen, eds. Klaus von Stosch and Mouhanad Khorchide, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2016, 59-79.

“Reflections on a Chalcedonian Perspective from an Islamic Perspective” in Streit um Jesus: Muslimische und christliche Annäherungen, eds. Klaus von Stosch and Mouhanad Khorchide, Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2016, 233-253.

Ora et Labora” in Monks and Muslims II: Creating Communities of Friendship, eds. Mohammad Ali Shomali and William Skudlarek, Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2014, 101-113.

“Necessity, Causation, and Determinism in Ibn Sina and His Critics” in The Misty Land of Ideas and the Light of Dialogue, ed. Ali Paya, London: ICAS Press, 2013, 199-237.

“Responding to the Religious Reasons of Others: Resonance and Nonreductive Religious Pluralism” The European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 5:2, Summer 2013, 23-46.

“Nonreductive Pluralism and Religious Dialogue” in Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others, ed. Mohammad Hassan Khalil, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 153-179.

“What’s Wrong with War?” in Peace and Justice: Essays from the Fourth Shi’i Muslim Mennonite Christian Dialogue, edited by Harry J. Huebner and Hajj Muhammad Legenhausen, Winnipeg: CMU Press, 2011, 48-70.

“Hegel’s Ethics” Religious Inquiries, Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter, 2011, 5-29.

“The Relationship between Political Philosophy and Political Theology: a Muslim’s Perspective” in Politische Philosophie versus Politische Theologie? Die Frage der Gewalt im Spannungsfeld von Politik und Religion, eds. Wolfgang Palaver, Andreas Oberprantacher, and Dietmar Regensburger, Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2011, 53-75.

“‘Āshūrā” Islamochristiana: ‘Āshūrā’ and Christ’s Passion, 36, Rome: Pontificio Instituto di Studi Arabi e D’Islamistica, 2010, 23-45.

“A Muslim’s Spirit” in Soul: A Comparative Approach, edited by Christian Kanzian and Muhammad Legenhausen, Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2010, 133-156.

“Spirituality in Shi‘i Islam: An Overview” in On Spirituality, eds. M. Darrol Bryant, Susan Kennel Harrison, A. James Reimer, Kitchener: Pandora Press, 2010.

“William E. Hocking on Religious Experience,” in Majmu‘eh-ye maqalat bargozideh-ye hamayesh-e ‘irfan, tajrobeh-ye dini va goft-e gu-ye adiyan (Anthology of selected articles of the conference on mysticism, religious experience, and religious dialogue), ed. N. Gharavi Na’ini, Tehran: Tarbiyat Modarres, 1388/2009, 147-184.

“On the Plurality of Religious Pluralisms,” International Journal of Hekmat, Vol. 1, Autumn 2009, 5-42. Winner of the fifth annual ‘Allamah Tabataba’i Festival Award from Pazhuheshgah Farhang va Andisheh Islami (Research Institute for Islamic Culture and Thought). https://philarchive.org/archive/REZHPA

“A Branched Model for Substantial Motion,” Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, Vol. II, No. 1, Winter 2009, 53-67.

“The Prophet Muhammad from the Shi‘a Perspective,” in Apostle of God, ed. Mohammad Ali Shomali, London: Institute of Islamic Studies, 2009, 87-138.

“Jesus as Kalimat Allah, the Word of God,” in Word of God, ed. Mohammad Ali Shomali, London: Institute of Islamic Studies, 2009, 129-156.

“A Tribute to Coleman Barks,” Seraj, Vol. 14, No. 29 & 30, Autumn 2007 and Winter 2008, 9-25 (English); 133-153 (Persian).

“Allamah Tabataba’i’s Footnote to Mulla Sadra’s Proof of the Sincere,” in Proofs for the Existence of God: Contexts—Structures—Relevance, edited by Christian Kanzian and Muhammad Legenhausen, Innsbruck: Innsbruck University Press, 2008, 31-48.

“Islam and Just War Theory,” Journal of Religious Thought (Shiraz University), No. 26, Spring 2008, 3-34.

“Ibn Sina’s Arguments Against God’s Being a Substance” in Substance and Attribute, edited by Christian Kanzian and Muhammad Legenhausen, Frankfurt: Ontos Verlag, 2007, 117-143.

“Introduction” to Topoi Vol. 26, No. 2 (2007), special edition on Contemporary Islamic Philosophy in Iran, guest edited by Muhammad Legenhausen, 167-175.

“Mechanism and Initiatives to Eliminate Extremism, Terrorism, Criminal Violence and War,” invited presentation for IKIM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July, 2007.

“Authority from a Shi‘ite perspective” in A Catholic-Shi‘a Engagement: Faith and Reason in Theory and Practice, edited by Anthony O’Mahony, Wulstan Peterburs and Mohammad Ali Shomali (London: Melisende, 2006), 112-130; reprinted in Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 1430/2009, 115-143.

“A Muslim’s Non-Reductive Religious Pluralism” in Islam and Global Dialogue, ed. Roger Boase, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005, 51-73.

“On Getting the Last Word In,” Part I, Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 8, No. 3, Spring 2003, 135-158; Part II, Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 8, No. 4, Summer 2003, 109-158.

“The Islamic Righting of Human Rights,” Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2001, 71-92.

 “The Gospel of the Shi‘ah of ‘Alī (a)” Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2000.

 “Ilm-i Tafṣīlī and ‘Ilm-i Ijmālī and the possibility of believing an infinite number of propositions,” Message of Thaqalayn, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, 1999, 55-77.

 “Islam and Western Theories of Equal Rights,” Hikmat, 1:2, 1995, 199-215.

 “Moderate Anti-Haecceitism” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 49, 1989, 625-42.

“Notes Towards an Ash‘arite Theodicy,” Religious Studies, 24, 1988, 257-266.

“Is God a Person?” Religious Studies, 22, Sept./Dec. 1986, 307-323; reprinted in The Person: Readings in Human Nature, ed. William O. Stephens, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2006, 321-335.

“New Semantics for the Lower Predicate Calculus,” Logique et Analyse, No. 112, Decembre 1985, 317-339.

Numerous other articles on philosophy of religion and Islamic thought have appeared in the following journals:

  • Al-Tawhid
  • The Message of Thaqalayn
  • Hikmat

Many of these articles, as well as interviews and discussions in Persian have been published in:

Mar‘rifat, Qom; Naqd va Nazar, Qom; and other Iranian journals.

Presentations, Invited Lectures, and Awards

 

 

23. 01. 2021        Invited lecture for the Islamic Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Qom: “Defining Atheism”.

10. 10. 2020        Invited interview for the University of Exeter,

“Ethics in Iran” published online at https://youtu.be/yf76_9ipSsU

08. 09. 2020         Invited presentation for the first international conference on Ethics, Theology, and Pandemics, hosted by Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran: “Moral Challenges of the Corona Pandemic”

18. 04. 2019    Award Ceremony and Presentation of Festschrift, Fīlsūf firūtan (The Humble Philosopher) at The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran, with sponsorship from eleven universities and research and cultural institutions.

07. 03. 2019        Invited lecture for the Humanities School of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran: “The Linguistic Turn and Relativism”

06. 03. 2019    Invited Lecture at Ethics House, Qom: “Easy Metaethics”

19. 02. 2019        Invited lecture for the Humanities School of Sharif University of Technology, Tehran: “Humanism: A Brief Historical Overview and Remarks about Islamic Humanism”

30. 01. 2019    7th International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion: Comparative Philosophy of Religion, Iranian Association for Philosophy of Religion with the cooperation of the Philosophy Department of Kharazmi University, Tehran: “Islam and Human Dignity”

29. 11. 2018        Invitedlecture at the University of Shiraz: “Evidentialism”

06. 09. 2018        Sinlessness and Human Perfection in Islam and Christianityat the Katholische Akademie, Schwerte, Germany: “Inerrancy and Exaggeration in Shi‘i Theology”

17-18. 05. 2018    Invited Lectures on metaethics, moral nihilism, Islam in contemporary societies, and human rights at the Zahedan Medical University and at the University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan

6. 05. 2018      International Congress on the Development and Exaltation of Knowledge and the Sciences in the Light of Revealed Rationality, University of Tehran, Farabi University, Qom

“On the Sacralization of Science”

26. 04. 2018    Conference on Islam and Transcendent Values, Shahid Rajaee University, Tehran

Hegel’s Spirituality”

17. 04. 2018.   Invited Lecture at the International Institute of Islamic Studies,Qom

“On Human Rights Universalism and Universality”

17. 04. 2018.   Invited Lecture at the University ofQom

“Moral Nihilism”

04. 03. 2018      8th International Symposium on Islamic Philosophy and Its Social Extension, Mustafa University, Tehran

“On the Hermeneutics of Islamic Social Sciences”

28. 02. 2018    Invited Lecture at Ethics House, Qom

“Metaethics”

26. 02. 2018    Conference on Applied Ethics, University of Isfahan

“On Human Rights Universalism and Universality”

30. 11. 2017    Invited guest lecture (in German) at the Theologischen Fakultät der Philosophisch-Theologischen Hochschule Vallendar in Rheinland-Pfalz:

„Jesus (‘a) im Koran in komparativ Theologie“ (Jesus (‘a) in the Qur’ān in Comparative Theology)

18. 11. 2017    Abschluss-Workshop des DFG-Projekts „Koranische Zugänge           zu Jesus Christus in der Perspektive Komparativer Theologie“, University of Münster

“Einordnung in die koranische Prophetologie” (Ranking in the Qur’ānic Prophetology)

27. 10. 2017    International Conference on Current Debates on Divine Action, University of Münster,

“On Seeing the Hand of God”

18. 04. 2017    Philosophy Students Association Invited Lecture, Qom University, Qom

“The Meaning of Life and Nihilism”

16. 04. 2017    International Conference on Justice and Ethics, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad

“Islamic Human Rights Skepticism”

24. 01. 2017    Fifth International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion: God, Man, and the Universe, Tehran University, Tehran

“Religion and Humanism”

15. 11. 2016    Islamic Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Tehran

“Responses to Challenges to the Proofs for the Existence of God in the Philosophy of Religion”

22. 06. 2016    Workshop on Religious Pluralism and Disagreement, Schloss Seeburg, University of Konstanz

“Responding to the Religious Reasons of Others”

09. 06. 2016    Law as a category of reflection in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Zentrum für Komparative Theologie und Kulturwissenschaften (ZeKK/Center for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies)University of Paderborn

“Philosophical Reflections on the Relation of Law and Ethics in Shi‘i Islam”

07. 06. 2016    Invited guest lecture (in German) at the Theologischen Fakultät der Philosophisch-Theologischen Hochschule Vallendar in Rheinland-Pfalz:

„Religiöser und Kultureller Austausch, Dialog, und Zusammenarbeit“ (Religious and Cultural Exchange, Dialogue, and Cooperation)

02. 06. 2016    Personhood, virtue and moral cultivation. A Christian-Muslim workshop, Zentrum für Komparative Theologie und Kulturwissenschaften (ZeKK/Center for Comparative Theology and Cultural Studies)University of Paderborn

“Constructivist Elements in the Ethical Philosophy of Mulla Sadra”

07. 02. 2016    The 23rd Islamic Republic of Iran World Award for the Book of the Year, Tehran

Award presented for cumulative research and “exemplary scholarship” carried out in Iran over the course of 25 years.

26. 01. 2016    Fourth International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion: Religion, Philosophy, and Life, Azad University, Tehran

“The Assessment Sensitivity of Religious Language”

11. 06. 2015    Gottes-Beziehungen: Der Gott des Theismus und seine Relationen zur Welt, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Universität Innsbruck

“Mulla Sadra’s view of God’s relations to the sensible and imaginal worlds”

10. 08. 2015    Realismus – Relativismus – Konstruktivismus, 38. Internationalen Wittgenstein Symposiums, Österreichische Ludwig Wittgenstein Gesellschaft, Kirchberg am Wechsel

“Paradox and Relativism”

02. 05. 2015    Religion und Vernunft in Theorie und Praxis, Dominikanischen Institus DICIG und der Stiftung für Islamische Studien, Cologne

“Religious Epistemology and Dialectic”

26. 02. 2015    Akhlāq Pazhūhī (Ethical Research), University of the Qur’an and Hadith, Qom

“An Introduction to Moral Constructivism”

06. 01. 2015    3rd International Conference on Contemporary Philosophy of Religion: Religion, Morality, and Culture, Tarbiat Modares University, Philosophy Dept., Tehran

“Religion in Hegel’s Refutation of Moral Skepticism”

14. 11. 2014    International Conference on the Thought of ‘Allamah Tabataba’i in Tafsir al-Mizan, Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom

“‘Allamah on Faith and Virtue”

25. 10. 2014    Moralische Vortrefflichkeit in der Pluralen Gesellschaft: Tugendethik aus philosophischer, christlicher und muslimischer Perspektive, ZeKK (Zentrum für Komparativ Theologie), Universität Paderborn

“Intention, faith, and virtue in the Shi‘i moral tradition”

11. 9. 2014      Gott oder Göttliches: Formen der Transzendenz – jenseits von Apophatismus, Monismus und Theismus? Katholische Akademie, Schwerte

“Mulla Sadra’s Critique of Apophatic Mysticism and Pantheism”

28. 5. 2014      The International Conference of the Philosophical Thoughts of Murtada Mutahhari, Qom

“Contradiction in the Views of Shahid Mutahhari and Hegel”

17. 2. 2014      Islamic Iranian Academy of Philosophy, Tehran

“Divine Action”

16. 2. 2014      Spirituality and Modernity, Centre for Interreligious Dialogue, Tehran

“Spirituality and Modern Philosophy: Hegel’s Spirituality”

23. 11. 2013    Religion als Provokation, Evangelische Akademie Tutzing

“Islam as Provocation”

14. 3. 2013      Reasoning from Different Religious Perspectives, Katholische Akademie Berlin

“Islam and Religious Pluralism: Responding to the Religious Reasons of Others”

27. 2. 2013      The International Conference on Ethics and Religions, Qom

“Religious Ethics and Moral Realism”

October 2012   Shi‘ite – Benedictine Dialogue, The International Institute of Islamic Studies, Qom

Ora et Labora

10. 3. 2011      The International Conference of Religious Doctrines and the Mind Body Problem, Qom

“Does God Have a Mind?” Published in Nafs va badan dar akhlāq va Insānshenāsī (Soul and Body in Ethics and Anthropology) Vol. 7, Qom: Research Center for Islamic Theology and Philosophy, Acadamy of Islamic Sciences and Culture, 1393/2014, 158-202.

5. 3. 2011        Conference on the Philosophical Foundations of the Social Sciences, Qom

“Hermeneutical Foundations for Islamic Social Sciences”

7. 2. 2011        Second International Congress of Bioethics, Tehran

 “Avicenna’s Practical Philosophy”

22.11.2010      The World Philosophy Day, Tehran

“Hegel’s Ethics and Mysticism”

18.11.2010      Chehreh-ye Mandigar (Enduring Faces, induction into Iranian Sciences and Culture Hall of Fame, IRIB.)

16.4.2010        Islam, Salvation and the Fate of Others, at the University of Illinois, Champaign

“Non-reductive Pluralism and Religious Dialogue”

23.3.2010        Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

Review of Im Wettstreit um das Gute: Annäherung an den Islam aus der Sicht der mimetischen Theorie, Wilhelm Guggenberger, Wolfgang Palaver, Hg. Wien: Lit Verlag, 2009.

4.7.2009          Imam Ali (a.s.) The Perfection of Humanity, Muslim Congress,            Dearborn, Michigan

“The ‘Irfan of Imam ‘Ali”

12.6.2009        Fachtagung der ARGE  "Politik, Religion, Gewalt" der  Österreichischen Forschungsgemeinschaft und Forschungsplattform "Weltordnung – Religion – Gewalt" an der Universität Innsbruck   Innsbruck, Austria

“The Relationship between Political Philosophy and Political Theology: a Muslim’s Perspective”

10.12.2008      Herzogliches Georgianum, LMU                     Munich

Presentation: Das Gottesbild im Islam: The Concept of God in Shi‘ite Islam

3.12.2005        Katholische Akademie Trier,                                Trier

Analytische und islamische Philosophie im Diskurs, Seminartag gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. Winfried Löffler, University of Innsbruck

 

 

Education

 

1984                University of Hawaii                        Honolulu, Hawaii

Fellowship awarded for Post-Doctoral Study at the NEH sponsored Institute for Comparative Philosophy, June 23 – August 10.

1983                Rice University                                   Houston, Texas

Ph.D. in Philosophy, (summa cum laude)

Thesis: Matters of Substance, thesis director: Baruch Brody

1979                Rice University                                  Houston, Texas

M.A. in Philosophy

1974                State University of New York at Albany Albany, New York

B.A. in Philosophy

 

Professional experience

 

2020 Fall         University of Qom, Qom, Iran: Moral Relativism, Ph.D. level

                        The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute: Lectures on Practical Epistemology

2020 Spring     University of Qom, Qom, Iran: Moral Epistemology, Ph.D. level

                        The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute: Lectures on Hinge Epistemology

2019 Fall         University of Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany

Guest professor for projects in comparative theology: the epistemology of comparative theology and understanding Mary in the Qur’an

2019 Spring     University of Qom, Qom, Iran: Moral Relativism, Ph.D. level

                        The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute: Lectures on Epistemological Issues in           the Philosophy of Religion

2018                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Moral Relativism; Moral epistemology and Constructivism, Ph.D. level

2017                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Moral Relativism, Ph.D. level

2016                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Moral Relativism; Moral epistemology and Intuitionism, Ph.D. level

2015                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Moral Relativism; Moral Epistemology Ph.D. level.

2014                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Moral Constructivism, Ph.D. level; Moral Realism, Ph.D. level.

 

2013                The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran

                        Hegel’s Political Philosophy, Ph.D. level; Introduction to Judaism, graduate seminar.

2013                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Metaethics, M.A. Level; Moral Relativism, Ph.D. level.

 

2012                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        History of analytic philosophy, Ph.D. level

2012                Daneshgah Adiyan (The Religious Studies University), Qom, Iran

                        Faith and Reason, Ph.D. Level; Christian Social Theology, Ph. D. level

2011                Tarbiyat Modarres University, Qom, Iran

                        Seminar science and religion, Ph.D. level

2011                University of Qom, Qom, Iran

                        Moral epistemology, Ph.D. level

2011                The International Institute for Islamic Studies, Qom, Iran

                        Issues in Religious Dialogue, Ph.D. level; and Philosophy of Religion, M.A. level.

                        19th Century Social Theology, Ph.D. level; and History of Philosophy, M.A. level.

2011                The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran

                        taught graduate course on science and religion, Ph.D. level

2010                Tarbiyat Modarres University, Qom, Iran

                        seminar philosophy of religion, Ph.D. level; lectured on Hegel’s Logic, Ph.D. level

2010                Institute of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran, Iran

                        seminar on normativity, Ph.D. level

2010                The International Institute for Islamic Studies, Qom, Iran

                        Modern Christian Theology, Ph.D. level; Peace Studies, Ph.D. level

                        Hegel’s Ethics, Ph.D. level

                        Comparative Philosophy, M.A. level.

2009                Tarbiyat Modarres University, Qom, Iran

                        lectured on Hegel and the History of Analytic Philosophy, Ph.D. level

                        lectured on Religious Studies, Ph.D. level

2009                Mofid University, Qom, Iran

                        Critical Thinking in the Philosophy of Religion, M.A. level; Philosophy of Religion, M.A. level

2009                The International Institute for Islamic Studies, Qom, Iran

                        Philosophy of Religion, Ph.D. level; History of Christianity, Ph.D. level

2008                The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran

                        Professor of Philosophy

                        graduate seminar on political theology, Ph.D. level

2008                Tarbiyat Modarres University, Qom, Iran

                        graduate seminar on German Idealism, Ph.D. level

2008                Mofid University, Qom, Iran

                        Hegel’s Philosophy of Religion, M.A. level

2008                Daneshgah Adiyan (The Religious Studies University), Qom, Iran

                        graduate seminar on Political Theology and Philosophy of Religion, M.A. level

2008                Daftar Tablighat (Office of Propagation), Qom, Iran

                        Five Lectures on Contemporary Western Political Philosophy: War and Peace

1992-2008       The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom, Iran

                        Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Psychology of Religion, Religious Studies, Christianity, Epistemology, History of Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Logic

1994-2008       University of Qom and Tarbiyat Modarres     Qom, Iran

                        Philosophy of Religion, Ancient Philosophy, Graduate Seminar on Gadamer’s Truth and Method, Graduate Seminar on Adams’ Finite and Infinite Goods

Spring 2007     Institute for the Study of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics           Tehran, Iran

taught Graduate Seminar on Ethics

 

Fall 2004         Tarbiyat Modarres University  Tehran, Iran

taught Graduate Seminar on Philosophy of Logic

 

1990-1994       The Iranian Academy of Philosopy     Tehran, Iran

Associate Professor of Philosophy: taught: Contemporary Philosophy of Religion, Practical Reasoning, Ethics, Epistemology.

 

1979-1989       Texas Southern University                  Houston, Texas

Lecturer and Associate Professor of Philosophy: taught Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Logic, Symbolic Logic, Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion

 

1979                 Rice University                      Houston, Texas

Lecturer: taught Metaphysics, undergraduate upper level

Additional professional activities

 

Translation and facilitation of international academic cooperation for the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute

Founding Member: The Centre for Human Rights Studies of Mofid University, Qom

Founding Member: The Institute of Shi‘ite Studies, Qom, Iran; and editorial board member for the journal Shī‘ah Shenāsī.

Founding Member: The Epistemology Society, The Islamic Seminaries, Qom, Iran

Consultant and occasional lecturer: The Religious Studies Center, Qom

Consultant and editorial board member: The Religious Studies Society, The Islamic Seminaries, Qom, Iran

Editorial board member:

Journal of Religious Inquiries, University of Religions and Denominations Press, Qom.

Marifat Falsafi, The Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute, Qom.

Åikmat, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4, 1995-1996, Tehran.

Quarterly for Shi‘ite Studies, Qom.

Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, London. (until 2013)

Al-Taqrīb: A Journal of Islamic Unity, Tehran.

Message of Thaqalayn: A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies, Tehran.

Andishe-e Navin-e Dini: A Research Quarterly in Islamic Theology (Kalam) and religious studies, Qom.

Spiritual Quest: A Biannual Journal of Ethics and Spirituality, London.

Ta’amulat-e Falsafi (The Quarterly Journal of Philosophical Meditations), Zanjan.

Languages

 

English; Persian; German

Classical Arabic: experience with translation