Bilal Ibrahim

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:


Feinstein Academic Center 315


Ph.D. - McGill University

Area(s) of Expertise:

Intellectual History of the Islamic World, History of Philosophy and Science, Islamic Philosophy and Theology, Science in Islamic Societies, Islamic Law and Society

Selected Publications:

Ibrahim, B. (2020) Beyond Atoms and Accidents: Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and the New Ontology of Post-Classical Kalām. Oriens.(48), 67-122.

Ibrahim, B. (2020) Causing an Essence: Notes on the Concept of Jaʿl al-Māhiyya. Philosophical Theology in Medieval Islam: The Later Ashʿarite Tradition .

Ibrahim, B. (2020) Reason and Revelation in Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī and the Ashʿarī Tradition. Philosophy and Language in the Islamic World .

Ibrahim, B. (2013) Aristotelianism and the Peripatetic Tradition in Islam. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam.

Ibrahim, B. (2013) Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī, Ibn al-Haytham, and Aristotelian Science: Essentialism versus Phenomenalism in Post-Classical Islamic Thought. Oriens.(41), 379-431.

Ibrahim, B. (2013) Matter. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam.

Ibrahim, B. (2013) Void. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam.

Ibrahim, B. (2009) Beyond State and Peasant: The Egalitarian Import of Juristic Revisions of Agrarian and Administrative Contracts. Islamic Law and Society.(16), 337-382.

Selected Presentations:

Ibrahim, B. Contending Modernities, Invited. University of Notre Dame, - "Respondent to Ebrahim Moosa, “Being and Knowing in the Age of Contingency”" June, 2019

Ibrahim, B. Syracuse University, Invited Lecture. From Historiography to Philosophical Engagement: The Future of Islamic Philosophy, - "Arabic Linguistics and Aristotelian Logic: Rāzī on Conditionals and Syllogistics" April, 2019

Ibrahim, B. The Philosophy Occasional Workshop, Invited Lecture. Department of Philosophy, UCLA, - "Fakhr al-Din al-Rāzī on Substantial Forms" May, 2018

Ibrahim, B. Workshop on Post-Classical Islamic Philosophy, Invited Lecture. Finish Institute in Rome, - "Rāzī and Substantial Forms" December, 2017

Ibrahim, B. CMES Colloquium, Invited Lecture. Yale University, - "Saving the Phenomena in Later Islamic Thought" February, 2015

Ibrahim, B. Muslim Thinkers and Epistemology in the History of Science, Invited Lecture. University of Chicago, - "Appearance and Reality in Islamic Thought: Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s Alternative to Aristotelian Essentialism" January, 2015

Ibrahim, B. Representation and Reality: Imagination in the Arabic Philosophical Tradition, Invited Lecture. University of Gothenburg, - "The Optics and Imagination in Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī’s Compendium on Philosophy and Eastern Investigations" December, 2014

Ibrahim, B. Philosophical Theology in Islam: The Later Ashʿari Tradition, Invited Lecture. SOAS, - "Structured Universals (al-Hayʾa al-Ijtimāʿiyya) in Post-Classical Kalām" September, 2014