AGYA Alumni Jointly building bridges into the future
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 contributed 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 benefited 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.