Dr. Seyed Masoud mousavi Karimi
Dr. Seyed Masoud mousavi Karimi
Director
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
02532130286
hrr@mofidu.ac.ir


CV

Education:

Ph.D., Philosophy, the University of Ottawa.

M.A., Philosophy of Science, Sharif University of Technology.

B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology.

 

Positions Held:

2014 up to now: Director [and Founder] of Mofid Centre for Islamic Studies, Toronto, Canada.

2003 up to now: Director [and Founder] of the Center for Human Rights Studies (CHRS) in Mofid University.

1995 up to now: Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Mofid University.

1991-2014: Vice Chancellor, Mofid University.

1991 up to now: Member of the Board of Trustees, Mofid University, Qom, Iran.

 

Conferences:

Chairperson, the Fifth International Conference on Human Rights: Peace, Human Rights and Religion, 2009, CHRS, Qom, Iran.

Chairperson, the Fourth International Conference on Human Rights: Human Rights and Religion, 2007, CHRS, Qom, Iran.

Chairperson, the Third International Conference on Human Rights: Identity, Difference and Human Rights, 2005, CHRS, Qom, Iran.

Chairperson, the Second International Conference on Human Rights: Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights, 2003, CHRS, Qom, Iran.

Chairperson, the First International Conference on Human Rights: Human Rights and Dialogue among Civilizations, 2001, CHRS, Qom, Iran.

 

Editing:

Editor in Chief, Existence and Knowledge [a philosophical journal in Persian], published by Mofid University, 2014 up to now.

Editor in Chief, Journal of Human Rights, published by Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University, 2006 up to now.

Editor in Chief, Nameh-ye Falsafi: Quarterly Journal in Philosophy, published by Mofid University, 2003-2010.

Editor in Chief, Nameh-ye Mofid: Quarterly Journal in Humanities, published by Mofid University, 1993-2003.

 

Recent Books and Articles:

The First Step in Understanding Human Rights”, Human Rights, Vol. 13, No.1, Fall 2018.

“Religious Belief and Platonic Knowledge,” in Existence and Knowledge, Vol. 2, No. 1, Summer 2015.

“Conceptual Challenges of Human Rights,” in Etemad, NO. 2577, December 2012.

“On Justice: philosophical reflections,” in Etemad, NO. 2408, May 2012.

Carnap and Quine on Analyticity, Ph.D. thesis, March 2012.

Identity, Difference and Human Rights: A collection of papers [edited with a critical introduction], to be published by CHRS both in English and in Persian.

“Adopting Islam to a Western Context”, presented at the conference The Euro-Mediterranean Region: religions and new perspectives for dialogue? Trento, Italy, October 20th - 21st 2011.

On Time: the concept of Time in physics and philosophy, Tehran: 2006.

 

Teaching Experiences:

Since 1997 up to now, I taught a number of different topics both in undergrad and grad levels as listed below. I taught some of the topics many times.  

Undergraduate Courses:

History of Early Modern Philosophy (from Bacon to Hume)

History of Analytic Philosophy (including Frege, Russell, Wittgenstein, Carnap and Quine)

Philosophy of Science

Justice

Graduate Seminars:

Selected Topics in Analytic Philosophy

Philosophy of Human Rights

Philosophy of John Locke

Philosophy of Rene Descartes

 

MA Theses Supervised:

The Role of Art and Literature in Promoting Human Rights

Rousseau on Human Rights

Frege on Thought

Rorty's Approach to Human Rights

 

 

 



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