Mohammad Azadpur

Mohammad AzadpurProfessor, Department of Philosophy

Contact Information

Office: HUM 361

Phone: (415) 338-3135

Email: azad@sfsu.edu

Mohammad Azadpur is Professor of Philosophy at San Francisco State University. He received his PhD from the University of Virginia (1999) and joined the faculty at SFSU after post-doctoral work at John Hopkins University (1999-2002).

Azadpur's latest research project engages analytic neo-Hegelians (Sellars and McDowell) and Islamic Peripatetics (mainly Avicenna) in rethinking foundationalism and original intentionality.  His manuscript in this area is titled Analytic Philosophy and Avicenna: Knowing the Unknown (Routledge, forthcoming).  Another line of research explores the primacy of ethics in the activity of philosophy, from Ancient Greek philosophy to twentieth century figures such as Heidegger, Hadot and Foucault. On this topic he has pubished the book Reason Unbound: On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2011), which was the subject of a 2012 Pacific APA Author-Meets-Critics session. The papers in the APA session and Azadpur's replies were published in Comparative Philosophy, 2012.  Within the MEIS framework, he has taught courses on Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism, and Islamic Political Philosophy.

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