Beate Ulrike La Sala

 Beate Ulrike La Sala
  • Philosophy

Areas of Expertise:
History of ideas; Epistemology; Classical Arabic thought; Medieval and modern philosophy

since 2017


Collaborative Research Center 980 "Episteme in Motion"
Schwendenerstr. 8
14195 Berlin

+49 3083 8581 05
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About me

I am a Research Associate at the Institute of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin. Since completing my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2010, my research has focused on the history of philosophy, particularly the shared intellectual tradition of Classical Arabic, Hebrew, and Latin philosophy; the influence of Classical Arabic thought on early modern philosophy; and the reception of early modern philosophy in neo-Kantianism. My current research project investigates psychological and metaphysical philosophical texts at the intersection of the sciences and humanities, and includes a book project on imagination and imaginative knowledge in Arabic philosophy. Within AGYA, I hope to contribute to the interdisciplinary working group on ‘Common Heritage and Common Challenges’ through a comparative project on the role of vision and images in Classical Arabic and Medieval thought. I greatly benefit from the dynamic exchange with scholars from the Arab world and Germany within the framework of AGYA.

Allowing me to discuss my research in a broader interdisciplinary context, AGYA acts as an excellent supplement to more standard modes of academic exchange.

Academic career
2012 - today Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Associate in the Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2010 Dr. phil. in Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2007 - 2012 Research and Teaching Associate in the Institute of Religious Studies, Universität Potsdam, Germany
2006 - 2007 Research Associate in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands
2005 M.A. in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2003 B.A. in Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature, The American University in Cairo, Egypt