Mohammad Azadpur

Mohammad AzadpurProfessor, Department of Philosophy

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Office: HUM 361

Phone: (415) 338-3135



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 a Mellon Fellowship and CRCL Post-Doctoral Fellowship at John Hopkins University (1999-2002).

In his work, Prof. Azadpur aims to develop and articulate post-analytic, post-colonial, and cosmopolitan forms of rationalism and humanism. Alongside Islamic philosophers (especially Alfarabi and Avicenna) and their modern critics (e.g., Corbin and Nasr), he draws from and respond to early Heidegger, later Foucault, new Wittgenstein, Kant and Hegel on the sublime, and McDowell. He has published a series of articles, and his book Reason Unbound: On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy appeared in 2011 with SUNY Press. Within the MEIS framework, he teaches courses on Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Political Philosophy, and Islamic Mysticism.