Kuspinar, Bilal

Director, International Rumi Center for the Study of Civilizations
Professor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Head, Department of Philosophy
Necmettin Erbakan University
Konya, Turkey

bkuspinar@konya.edu.tr

+90 332 280 8083 (office)
+90 539 200 2003 (cell)

Webpage: http://www.konya.edu.tr/bolumler/felsefe/personel/1150

Professor Kuspinar received his B.A. in theology from Selçuk University, Konya, his M.A. in philosophy, logic and history of science from the Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, his first Ph.D. in the history of philosophy from Selçuk University, and his second Ph.D. in Islamic philosophy and mysticism from McGill University. He specializes in history of medieval philosophy and mysticism. His research investigates into various philosophical and mystical traditions flourished in Islamic civilization, especially within the context of the Ottoman intellectual milieu. Prior to joining Konya Necmettin Erbakan University, he taught at several academic institutions and universities, including Selcuk University, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Kuala Lumpur, and Concordia and McGill Universities, Montreal, and Ahlia University, Bahrain. He has also participated in many international conferences and seminars in his field. In addition to his extensive contributions to the field of philosophy and humanity studies with his many articles, he has so far published three books: The Lamp of Mysteries (Misbāh al-Asrār): A Commentary on the Light-Verse of the Qur'an: Arabic text critically edited, translated, and annotated. (Oxford: Anqa publishing, 2011) Ismā'īl Ankaravī on the Illuminative Philosophy: His Izāhu'l-Hikem, Its Edition and Anaylsis in Comparison with Dawwānī's Shawākil al-Hūr, Together with the Translation of Suhrawardī's Hayākil al-Nūr. Kuala Lumpur: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), 1996. Ibn Sina'da Bilgi Teorisi (Avicenna's Theory of Knowledge). 2nd ed. Istanbul: MEB, 2001 (1st ed. in 1995).

Areas of Interest

Education
Islam and Muslims
Pluralism and Multiculturalism
Religion and Society
Religious Beliefs and Practices

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