Dr Nader El-Bizri

Theology and Philosophy
Professor Nader El-Bizri is the Director of the Civilization Sequence Program at the American University of Beirut (AUB), the Director of the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature at AUB, and the Coordinator of the MA in Islamic Studies at the AUB Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to joining the American University of Beirut Professor El-Bizri was a Principal Lecturer (Readership scale) at the University of Lincoln in the UK, and he previously lectured for twelve years at the University of Cambridge, and taught at the University of Nottingham, the London Consortium, and Harvard University, in addition to holding senior research affiliations at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris (CNRS). His areas of research are in Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Architectural Humanities. He has published and lectured widely and internationally. His books include The Phenomenological Quest between Avicenna and Heidegger (State University of New York at Binghamton, 2000), The Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il (Oxford University Press, 2008), Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: On Arithmetic and Geometry (Oxford University Press, 2012), and Recto Verso: Redefining the Sketchbook (Ashgate, 2014). He also edited and revised the translation of primary-source classical texts, such as Roshdi Rashed’s: Al-Khwarizmi: The Beginnings of Algebra (Saqi, 2009), Founding Figures and Commentators in Arabic Mathematics (Routledge, 2011), and Ibn al-Haytham and Analytic Mathematics (Routledge, 2012). His other publications encompass over fifty peer-refereed journal articles and peer-reviewed chapters, in addition to a vast number of essays in prestigious academic encyclopaedias (Oxford University Press, McMillan, Routledge, and Springer). Professor El-Bizri is also the General Editor of the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity series that is published by Oxford University Press, and he is the Editor of the ‘Islam Division’ of the Springer Encyclopaedia of Sciences and Religions, and Co-Editor of Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue (Kluwer Academic Publishers/Springer). He also serves on various distinguished editorial boards of journals and series by Cambridge University Press, I. B. Tauris in London, E. J. Brill, the Centre for Arab Unity Studies and the Sapiential Knowledge Institute in Beirut. Besides his academic profile, he practiced as a professional architect in offices in London, Cambridge, New York, and Beirut.
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