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Ahmed Abdel Meguid

Ahmed Abdel Meguid

Assistant Professor

512 Hall of Languages

Research Interests

Islamic thought [philosophy and theology]; late 18th, 19th, and early 20th century German philosophy [Kant, German Idealism, Dilthey, Husserl, Heidegger]

Previous Academic Positions

Assistant Professor Department of Religion, Syracuse University 2011-Present
Adjunct Faculty Department of Philosophy and Religion, Spelman College 2010-2011
Adjunct Faculty Department of Philosophy and Religion, Morehouse College 2009-2010
Part-time Instructor Department of Philosophy, Georgia State University 2008


PhD Philosophy, Emory University
MA Philosophy, Emory University
BA Philosophy and Economics, The American University in Cairo


REL 165 Discovering Islam
REL 371 God in Political Theory
REL/PHI 394 Theories of the Self

Selected Publications

‘Human Nature in Islam,’ ‘Abū al-Hasan al-Ash‘arī,’ ‘Prophecy,’ and ‘Free Will’. Forthcoming in Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

‘Political realism in the Naturalistic-Psychological roots of Averroës’ Critique of Plato’s theory of political constitutions in the Republic’. Matter and Form from Natural Science to Political Philosophy, ed. Ann Ward. Lanham: Lexington Press, 2009. pp. 71-84.

"al-Messiri wa Ishkalyat al-Hadatha" [al-Messiri and the Problematic of Modernity] in A Tribute to Abdel Wahab al-Messiri (Ta’amulatat fi Alam Abdel Wahab al-Messiri) (In Arabic), volume I, pages (42-64). Cairo: Dar El-Shourouk Publishing Company, September 2004.