Fedor Benevich


  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Dugald Stewart Building

3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
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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

Gesellschaft für Philosophie des Mittelalters und der Renaissance

Undergraduate teaching

This year, I am teaching a course on Islamic Philosophy, Philosophy Works (Online), and 3 Tutorials on Early Modern Philosophy.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


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.