Damien Janos
Ussher Assistant Professor, Religions and Theology

Biography

Dr. DAMIEN JANOS I received an MA from Oxford and PhD from McGill University. My research deals with various aspects of Islamic intellectual history, with a focus on early or classical Arabic philosophy and theology and the transmission of Greek philosophy and science to Islam. I am also interested in Islamic religious exegesis (tafsīr) and interfaith exchanges and dialogue, as well as in the intellectual contribution of Arabic Christian thinkers in classical Islam.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Al-Fârâbî's On the One and Oneness: Some Preliminary Remarks on its Structure, Contents, and Theological Implications. in, editor(s)Sabina Schmidtke and Khaled el-Rouayheb , Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp101-128 , [Damien Janos] Book Chapter, 2016

Damien Janos, Ideas in Motion in Baghdad and Beyond: Philosophical and Theological Exchanges between Christians and Muslims in the Third/Ninth and Fourth/Tenth Centuries, Islamic History and Civilizati, Leiden, Brill, 2015, 1- Book, 2015

Intuition, Intellection, and Mystical Knowledge: Delineating Fakhr al-Dîn al-Râzî's in, editor(s)Frank Griffel , Islam and Rationality: The impact of al-Ghazali. Papers, Leiden, Brill, 2015, pp189-228 , [Damien Janos] Book Chapter, 2015

Damien Janos Jen Scheiner, The Place to Go: Circles of Learning in Baghdad in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries C.E., Princeton, Darwin Press, 2014 Book, 2014

Research Expertise

Description

My research deals with various aspects of Islamic intellectual history, with a focus on early or classical Arabic philosophy and theology and the transmission of Greek philosophy and science to Islam. I am also interested in Islamic religious exegesis (tafsīr) and interfaith exchanges and dialogue, as well as in the intellectual contribution of Arabic Christian thinkers in classical Islam, a topic covered in my recent volume on Arabic Christian philosophy in Baghdad. I have published on various aspects of the history of Arabic philosophy and science, including metaphysics, cosmology, astronomy and astrology, and Arabic Christian philosophy. I am presently preparing monographic studies on Avicenna's metaphysics and Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī's philosophical theology.

Projects

  • Title
    • Avicenna's metaphysics, quiddity and existence
  • Title
    • Rationality and tradition in Fakhr al-Din al-Razi's Great Commentary

Keywords

History of Arabic Philosophy; Islamic Studies

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers September 2017-