American University of Beirut

Department of Philosophy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut has a long tradition of introducing students to the study of philosophy by way of a wide range of topics and issues, as well as a considerable variety of authors and texts.

Courses offered cover all main areas of philosophy, from ethics to logic, and from aesthetics to epistemology. Texts and authors include the main Western and Middle Eastern traditions, from the pre-Socratics to Ibn Rushd, and from Descartes to Rawls.​​​





Why Study Philosophy?​​​​


We are delighted to welcome two new faculty members joining our department in the Fall 2023-24​​

Dr Mousa Mohammadian 

Dr Mousa Mohammadian specializes in philosophy of science and its history, metaphysics, and Islamic philosophy, especially Ibn Sina. He received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science (Philosophy of Science Track) from the University of Notre Dame in 2018.  Read more

Dr Caner Turan 

Dr. Caner Turan earned his PhD from Tulane University in 2022 and his MA from King's College London. He specializes in metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Recently, he has been working on biomedical ethics. ​ Read more

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