Rosabel Ansari studies the history of Arabic and Islamic philosophy. She received
her PhD from Georgetown University in 2020.
Rosabel’s research involves the transmission of Ancient Greek philosophy into Arabic,
Arabic and Islamic metaphysics, and the intersection between philosophy and mysticism
in Islamic thought. Her dissertation entitled “The ambiguity of ‘being’ in Arabic
and Islamic philosophy” studies the history of a theory known as
tashkīk al-wujūd from its Greek origins to contemporary Iranian and Shiʿi philosophy. Her next major
project is on the philosophy of monism (
waḥdat al-wujūd) in the Islamic world.
At Stony Brook, Rosabel teaches classes on Arabic and Islamic philosophy, Islamic
civilization, cross-cultural encounters and globalization.
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