is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the LMU in Munich. He is the author of two monographs on early Arabic philosophy, the book series A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, and numerous articles on figures ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Averroes and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī. He has also edited and co-edited numerous books, including The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy (2005) and Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays (2013).
Asad Q. Ahmed
is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Religious Elite of the Early Islamic Hijaz, Avicenna’s Deliverance: Logic, and the forthcoming Palimpsests of Themselves: Philosophical Commentaries in Postclassical Islam.
is a research assistant at LMU Munich. Since 2016, he has worked in the “Heirs of Avicenna” project, funded by DFG. His research interests include metaphysics and epistemology in late antiquity and the Islamic world. Among his most recent publications are Essentialität und Notwendigkeit: Avicenna und die Aristotelische Tradition (Leiden: Brill 2018) and “The Reality of the Non-Existent Object of Thought: The Possible, the Impossible, and Mental Existence in Islamic Philosophy (11th–13th c.),” Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy (2018): 31–61.
Xavier Casassas Canals
University of Salzburg / UNED, is a graduate in Arabic-Islamic Studies from the University of Granada (Spain). He is a specialist in the study of the Mudejar and Moorish manuscripts of the Muslims of Aragon and Castile (15th–17th centuries). He has published the book De Ávila a La Meca. El relato del viaje de Omar Patún 1491–1495, (Valladolid, Ediciones Universidad de Valladolid 2017).
is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Nottingham. He is an intellectual historian focusing on the Mamluk sultanate. His publications include Ibn Taymiyya’s Theodicy of Perpetual Optimism (Brill 2007) and articles and book chapters on the theologies of Ibn Taymiyya, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Ibn al-Wazīr. He has also co-edited The Character of Christian-Muslim Encounter (Brill 2015).
is Assistant Professor of History at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. He received his Ph.D. from McGill University. He currently focuses on the works of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and the reception of his ideas in later Islamic theology and philosophy. His publications include “Faḫr ad-Dīn ar-Rāzī, Ibn al-Hayṯam and Aristotelian Science: Essentialism versus Phenomenalism in Post-Classical Islamic Thought”, Oriens 41 (2013): 379–431.
is junior professor of Arabic Philosophy, Culture, and History at Trier University in Germany. His primary research interests are in Greek and Arabic natural philosophy in both the Aristotelian and the Avicennian tradition. He is the author of The Elements of Avicenna’s Physics: Greek Sources and Arabic Innovations (De Gruyter 2018) and is currently working on a German translation of al-Ghazālī’s masterpiece The Incoherence of the Philosophers.
is Visiting Professor of Islamic History and Culture at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at Freie Universität Berlin in 2008. His publications include Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran: Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd Nayrīzī and His Writings (Leiden: Brill, 2011) and, co-authored with Sabine Schmidtke, A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: ʿIzz al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna (d. 683/1284) and His Writings (Leiden: Brill, 2006).
is a Lecturer in Theology and World Religions at Edge Hill University. His research is mainly focused on the relationship between Sufism and the intellectual disciplines of the Islamic tradition, especially in the formative period between the third/ninth and fifth/eleventh centuries. He is currently working on a monograph on the fourth/tenth-century Sufi text, the Qūt al-qulūb.
is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Zurich and has published extensively on Islamic philosophy and theology. His recent works include Al-Māturīdī and the Development of Sunnī Theology in Samarqand (Leiden: Brill 2015) as well as Islamische Philosophie (4th ed., Munich: Beck 2018), a short introduction to the topic which was translated into several languages. He is the editor of Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosophie (Ueberweg). Philosophie in der islamischen Welt, planned in four volumes, the first of which appeared in German (Basel: Schwabe 2012) and in English (Leiden: Brill 2017).
is senior researcher at CNRS, France. Her field of research is Islamic philosophy, mainly the corpus of Avicenna. She has published many papers on Avicenna’s psychology and theory of knowledge. She also published Avicenne l’âme humaine (Paris: PUF, 2001), and in collaboration with M. Geoffroy and J. Janssens, Avicenne. Commentaire sur le livre Lambda de la Métaphysique d’Aristote, critical edition, translation and commentary (Paris: Vrin, 2014).
is PhD Tenured Researcher at the Institute for Languages and Cultures of the Mediterranean and the Near East (CSIC, Madrid, Spain). Her research focuses on the relationship between Islamic jurisprudence, kalām and Sufism. She is the author of the chapter “Later Ashʿarism in the Islamic West” in S. Schmidtke’s (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Theology (2016).
(SOAS University of London) is an intellectual historian specialising in theology and philosophy in the medieval Islamic world. He completed his study at Oxford University in 2002. Among his publications are The Teleological Ethics of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (2006), recently translated into Arabic and Turkish, and Doubts on Avicenna: A Study and Edition of Sharaf al-Dīn al-Masʿūdī’s Commentary on the Ishārāt (2016). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of SOAS and as Section Editor for Philosophy and Theology on the Editorial Board of the Encyclopaedia of Islam (Brill). He is the 2019/2020 awardee of the Senior Humanities Research Fellowship at New York University Abu Dhabi.
is the author of The Archetypal Sunni Scholar: Law, Theology, and Mysticism in the Synthesis of al-Bajuri (SUNY 2014). He works on Islamic Intellectual History, focusing on systematic theology (kalām), logic (manṭiq), legal methodology (uṣūl al-fiqh), and the curricular history of various institutions of learning from the 13th century until the present. He is currently a visiting research fellow at Harvard’s SHARIAsource in the Islamic Legal Studies Program, and has taught at Harvard, Colgate, and elsewhere.
is based at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid. His research focuses on kalām-theology. His publications cover the field of Muʿtazilite theology, including Theologie in der jemenitischen Zaydiyya: Die naturphilosophischen Überlegungen des al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ (Leiden: Brill, 2013) and articles on Ashʿarite theology. He is also the co-editor of the journal Intellectual History of the Islamicate World.