Fedor Benevich



I received my BA in Byzantine and Mondern Greek Studies from the University of St Peterburg in 2011 and my MA in Islamic Studies from the University of Tübingen in 2013. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the LMU Munich in 2016 under the supervision of Prof Peter Adamson. Before I joined the University of Edinburgh, I worked at the LMU in the DFG-funded research project “The Heirs of Avicenna: Philosophy in the Islamic East from the 12th to the 13th Century." 


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Responsibilities & affiliations

British Society for the History of Philosophy

British Journal for the History of Philosophy

Centre for Late Antique, Islamic and Byzantine Studies

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Undergraduate teaching

This year, I am teaching Islamic Philosophy and Introduction to the History of Philosophy.

Postgraduate teaching

Islamic Philosophy (PG)

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Rafael Taghiyev

Kübra Bahçi

Research summary

In my research, I focus on the history of metaphysics, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind in the Islamic world. I have written on the critical adaptation of ancient philosophical theories in the Arabic intellectual tradition, Islamic philosophical theology (kalām), and post-classical Islamic philosophy. I am also interested in contemporary metaphysics and epistemology.