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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Undergraduate teaching

This year, I am teaching Islamic Philosophy and Philosophy Work (Online).

Postgraduate teaching

Two more courses on Islamic Philosophy, one of them online.

Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Rafael Taghiyev

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.

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