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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_53f32ad472f1ecf5a0b1e5264e3...
    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.
    “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.
     “Islamic Just War Pacifism” A presentation given at the conference Peace, Women, and Divine Religions, Tehran, (26 February 2008).
    “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.
    “A Muslim’s Proposal: Non-Reductive Religious Pluralism” A lecture given at the University of Innsbruck, Theology Faculty, (25 January 2006),
    “The Proof of the Sincere” Journal 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)
    “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%20...
    “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_...
    “The Nurture of the Heart” from Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought (Tehran: al-Hoda, 2000).
     
    Review of Peter Byrne’s God and Realism.
    Transcendent Philosophy: An International Journal for Comparative Philosophy and Mysticism, Volume 6. Number 1 . Sept 2003.
     
    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.
     
    Review and Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre’s Whose Justice? Which Rationality? from Contemporary Topics of Islamic Thought (Tehran: al-Hoda, 2000),
     
    Translation of Rêmí’s “Song of the Reed”
     
    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 Dhabihi and 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
     
    17. 3. 2021  Invited lecture for the Conference "Zeitlichkeit und Freiheit in Gott?", Online, hosted by the University of Paderborn: “Dimensionen der göttlichen Freiheit in der islamischen Theologie” (Dimensions of divine freedom in Islamic theology).
    4. 3. 2021  Invited lecture for the International Conference on the Immortality of the Soul in Islam and Christianity, Research Center for Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Qom: “Islamic Eschatology and Religious Differences”.
    2. 3. 2021  Invited lecture for the International Conference of Rationality, Theism, and Atheism, Islamic Sciences and Culture Academy, Qom: “Inferentialism and Divine Necessity”.
    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 Invited lecture at the University of Shiraz: “Evidentialism”
    06. 09. 2018 Sinlessness and Human Perfection in Islam and Christianity at 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 of Qom
    “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” published in Justice and ethics in the contemporary World: International Conference on Justice and Ethics (ICJECA 2017), eds. Gholamreza Raeisian, Jafar Morvarid, and Abbas Aghdassi, Mashhad: Publications of the Institute of lslamic Studies in the Humanities of Ferdowsi University, 1396/2017, 85-98.   
    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.
    Ma‛rifat 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
     
     
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