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brahim Kalin is currently with the Human Sciences Program at the George Washington University, Washington DC, working and teaching in the field of humanities and Islamic studies. His field of concentration is post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy and Mulla Sadra with interests in the school of Ibn Arabi, Ottoman intellectual history, Islamic scientific tradition and contemporary philosophy of science. Since 1996, Kalin has been working with and under the direction of Seyyed Hossein Nasr on a number of projects at George Washington University.

His publications include the following:

1.       “Scientific and Religious Instrumentalism: Some Considerations on Science-Religion Controversy”, Iqbal Review, Volume 38, Number 1, (April 1997), pp. 83-104.

2.       “Between Truth and History: The Saga of Islamic Philosophy” (review article), Muslim World Book Review, 19, no. 1 (1998), pp. 3-11; reprinted in Sophia Volume 4, Number 2, (1998), pp. 253-264.

3.       “Dawud al-Qaysari on Being as Truth and Reality” in Knowledge is Light: Essays in Honor of Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ed. by Zeylan Morris, ABC International Group Inc, Chicago, 1999, pp. 233-249.

4.       “The Sacred versus the Secular: Nasr on Science”, Library of Living Philosophers: Seyyed Hossein Nasr, ed. by Lewis Hahn (in press).

5.       “Knowledge as Light: Critical Remarks on M. Hairi Yazdi's Principles of Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy: Knowledge by Presence”, American Journal of Islamic and Social Sciences, Volume 16, Fall 1999, pp. 85-97.

6.       The following entries for The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, Oxford University Press ed. by John L. Esposito (in preparation) : Ajmer, Asfar, Batini, Muin al-Din M. Chisti, Dhahabiyyah Tariqah, Dhu'n-Nun al-Misri, Abu al-Qasim Firdawsi, Hujjatollah, Magic, Nahw, Sharif al-Din Maneri, Nizammiyyah College of Baghdad, Nur, Nur Muhammadi, Qalb, Ruzbihan Baqli, Sa'di Shirazi, Abd al-Karim Soroush, Sufism in America, Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq.