What are the key aspects of an Islamic Psychology?
What are some of the major psychological questions that the global Muslim community is struggling with? How can a heart-based approach to living and being - rooted in the Islamic tradition, and drawing theoretical and practical tools from western psychological paradigms - raise our collective consciousness? Dr. Marwa Assar and Hasan Azad, PhD, Columbia University, discuss.
Why You Are Not Your Brain.
Philosopher & Physician Raymond Tallis in conversation with Saad Ismail on the intellectual diseases of 'Neuromania' and 'Darwinitis', on the insufficiency of naturalism in explaining consciousness, on humanism & anti-humanists, on God & transcendence, on the soul & afterlife, and on straddling multiple intellectual identities.
Medical Nihilism: The view that we should have little confidence in the effectiveness of medical interventions.
Philosopher of Medicine Jacob Stengenga and Saad Ismail (MBBS) discuss the varieties of skepticisms towards modern medicine, the place of alternative and indigenous medical traditions in postcolonial times, bias in medical research, the controversial nature of many psychiatric therapies, how aggressive pharmaceutical interventions might be doing more harm than good, and what a gentler medicine might look like.
What's Wrong with World Literature?
How do we decenter world literature?
What are the western lenses through which world literature is produced, disseminated, and consumed?
A Conversation between Literary Scholar Ian Almond (Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, Qatar) and Hasan Azad, PhD.
What would an anthropology of uncertainty look like? Do we need a 'philosophy' of failure (now, perhaps more than ever) in contrast to the triumphalist philosophies the world over?
The brilliant anthropologist Naveeda Khan (Johns Hopkins University) and Hasan Azad, PhD, discuss.
How can physics account for consciousness?
World renowned theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander and Hasan Azad, PhD, have a wide-ranging discussion on this most intractable of problems, as far as our material sciences are concerned
A Conversation between Prof. Edward Moad and Hasan Azad, PhD
Dr. Edward Moad is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Qatar University.
In this video we discuss the parameters through which one must think - at all times - whether consciously or unconsciously, and how those parameters decide what is considered 'correct' knowledge, and what is considered 'incorrect' knowledge, not least in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lewis Gordon (born May 12, 1962) is an American philosopher at the University of Connecticut who works in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, philosophies of liberation, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion. He has written particularly extensively on Africana and black existentialism, postcolonial phenomenology, race and racism, and on the works and thought of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon. His most recent book is titled: What Fanon Said: A Philosophical Introduction To His Life And Thought.
A wide-ranging conversation on the pandemic of anti-black racism, with Rev. DeForest L. Raphael, a prophetic, powerful human being who speaks both in the traditions of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Especially moving is Rev. DeForest's deep theology of compassion, while not pulling any punches as far as critique, and calling evil - evil