Imran Aijaz, Ph.D.
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
Islam: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Routledge, 2018)
'The Philosophy of Antiphilosophy in Islam', The European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, (2022), Vol. 18, No. 2, 5-24
'The Sceptical Muslim', Religious Studies, (2022), First View, 1-20 (open access)
'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