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

May 18, 2023
Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (3PR), Princeton University

Room JRR A17
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Washington Road
United States

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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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