Islamic Philosophy Conference


The aim of the conference is to promote the study of Islamic Philosophy, broadly conceived, in its historical and contemporary context. We welcome panel proposals as well as individual proposals.   Each paper session will have 20 minutes to present followed by a Q/A session.  


We invite academic studies of scholars, methods, institutions, texts, and topics typically considered within the domain of philosophy, as well as those that treat kalam-theology, philosophy of science, Islamic legal philosophy (usul al-fiqh), political philosophy, or other intellectual trends that at times may be seen as distinct from philosophy. Papers may be within specific disciplines (Philosophy, Theology, Religious Studies, Intellectual History, Historiography, etc.) or may be interdisciplinary. Active engagement with contemporary issues via the methods of various forms of Islamic philosophy is also welcomed and encouraged. 


Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words excluding bibliography by February 28th, 2019.   If accepted, papers will be eligible for publication in the Journal of Islamic Philosophy. All participants must be registered for the conference to present and the final paper must be submitted prior to the conference.   


Submissions, questions and proposals should be sent to Conference Director, Dr. Aaron Spevack at by the February 28, 2019 deadline.

Conference is sponsored by the Journal of Islamic Philosophy and the Bukhari Institute. 


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