Conference and Book Symposium on Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy: New Directions

Kamal Ahmed Announcement
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields
Islamic History / Studies, Intellectual History, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology, Middle East History / Studies

Princeton Project in Philosophy & Religion

Thursday May 18, 2023

9am – 5:45pm

Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room JRR A17

Princeton University


Book symposium and Conference on

Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy: New Directions


Organized by Kamal Ahmed and Andrew Chignell


Open and free to the public with registration (links below)


Frank Griffel’s

The Formation of Post-Classical Philosophy in Islam (OUP, 2021)


9:00am – 9:15am: Welcome

9:15am – 10:30am: Author Meets Critics

Chair: Kamal Ahmed (Princeton University)


Hassan Ansari (Institute for Advanced Study)

Francesco Zamboni (University of Jyväskylä)

Lara Harb (Princeton University)

Author’s Response:

Frank Griffel (Yale University)


10:30am-10:45am: Break


10:45am – 12pm:   Audience Discussion

Chair: Lara Harb (Princeton University)


12pm – 1:30pm:     Lunch and Break


Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy: New Directions


1:30pm – 3:45pm:  Chair: Shaun Marmon (Princeton University)

1:30pm – 2:15pm:   Reza Pourjavady (Institute for Advanced Study)

"Averroes in the Islamic East: The Safavid Reception"

2:15pm – 3pm:        Rosabel Ansari (SUNY-Stony Brook)

“Avicenna and the Foundations of Post-classical Philosophical Sufism”

3pm – 3:45pm:        Francesco Zamboni (University of Jyväskylä)

“Fakhr al-Din al-Razi on the Principle of Sufficient Reason”


3:45pm – 4:15pm: Tea, Coffee, and Rolls


Keynote Address

4:15pm – 5:45pm:  Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

Frank Griffel (Yale University)

“Discussions of the World’s Eternity in Different Types of

Philosophical Books in the Early Post-Classical Period (12th and early 13th centuries)”


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