Video recordings of the 2015 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lectures, delivered by Robert Wisnovsky
Robert Wisnovsky, James McGill Professor, Islamic philosophy and theology, Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, delivers the first and second lectures of the 2015 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic and Islamic Studies Lecture Series: “Avicenna and Avicennism” and “Muhammad ʿAbduh’s Metaphysics in Context.” Courtesy of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University.
Professor Wisnovsky received his BA (1986) in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from Yale, and his MA (1990) and PhD (1994) in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton, where his supervisor was Prof. Hossein Modarressi. He then took up a Postdoctoral Research Assistantship (1994-1996) in Prof. Richard Sorabji’s Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project, in the Philosophy Department of King’s College London. His first teaching job was in the Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department at Harvard, where he was Assistant Professor (1996-2002) and then Associate Professor (2002-2004) of Islamic Intellectual History. In 2004 he came to the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill, where he is currently James McGill Professor of Islamic Philosophy, having served as Director of the Institute from 2005-2008.