Imran Aijaz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts
Honors Program
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00-1:45 pm or by appointment

Teaching Areas:

Middle East Studies, Philosophy

Research Areas:

Islamic Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Biography and Education

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where I have been a faculty member since 2010. My research focuses primarily on Analytic Philosophy of Religion and Islamic Philosophy. Across these two areas, I am especially interested in the topics of faith and reason, religious epistemology, religious diversity and religious pluralism. I also have an interest in Ancient Philosophy and its reception by Jewish, Christian and Islamic thinkers in the Medieval era. My book Islam: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge, 2018) brings reflection on many of these topics to bear on the Philosophy of Religion. I have also published several essays in a variety of academic journals and books.

PhD in Philosophy, The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2009

Selected Publications


Islam: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge, 2018)


'Traditional Islamic Exclusivism - A Critique', European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 2014, pp. 185–209

'Some Ruminations about Inculpable Non-belief', Religious Studies, Volume 49, Issue 3, September 2013, pp. 399–419

‘Divine Hiddenness and Discrimination: A Philosophical Dilemma’ (with Markus Weidler), Sophia, Volume 52, Issue 1, April 2013, pp. 95–114

‘Belief, Providence & Eschatology: Some Philosophical Problems in Islamic Theism’, Philosophy Compass, Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2008, pp. 231-253

(Please refer to my PhilPeople profile to see more of my publications)