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Biography
Dr. Muhammad Kamal

Asia Institute

The University of Melbourne, Australia

Senior Lecturer


Email: muhammad@unimelb.edu.au


Qualifications

1988 Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Karachi, Pakistan

1985 M.A., Philosophy, University of Karachi, Pakistan

1983 B.A., (Honors), Philosophy, University of Karachi, Pakistan


Publications (Selected)

  1. Kamal, M. (2010), From Essence to Being: The Philosophy of Mulla Sadra and Martin Heidegger, London: ICAS. 207 pp.
  2. Kamal, M. (2006), Mulla Sadra’s Transcendent Philosophy, London: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 136 pp.
  3. Kamal, M, Saeed A, Mayer C. (2001), Essential Dictionary of Islamic Thought. Co-author. Published by Seaview Press, Adelaide. Pp. 100-222
  4. Kamal, M. (1992), Towards Hegel's Anthropology. Introduction by Bernd M. Scherer. Karachi: Karachi University Press. 75 pp.
  5. Kamal, M. (1989), Hegel's Metalogic: A Critical Study of Hegel's Logic. A Foreword by Prof. Manzur Ahmed. Karachi: Royal Book Co. 133 pp.
  6. Kamal, M. (2011), “Parmenides and Mulla Sadra: The Mystical Journey to Being”, a chapter published in Anthology of Comparative Philosophy, vol.2, London: ICAS Press. (Page numbers not known yet)
  7. Kamal, M. (2011), “Mulla Sadra and Martin Heidegger: A Philosophical Turn”, a chapter published in Anthology of Comparative Philosophy, vol.2, London: ICAS Press. (Page numbers not known yet)
  8. Kamal, M. (2010), “Islamic Response to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution”, Chapter Three of Darwin and Evolution: Interfaith Perspectives, (ed.) Jacques Arnould, Adelaide: ATF Theology Publication. 67-83.
  9. Kamal, M. (2009), “Rethinking Being: From Suhravardi to Mulla Sadra”, published in the Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, vol. 2, No. 4, London. 423-36.
  10. Kamal, M. (2008), “The Meaning of Terrorism: A Philosophical Inquiry”, published in NCEIS Research Papers, The University of Melbourne, vol. 1, No. 1. 1-11.
  11. Kamal, M. (2006), “Dasein and Creativity: A New Reading of Heidegger”, published in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 33, No. 3-4, July-October, University of Poona, Puna. 243-54.
  12. Kamal, M. (2006), “The Self and the Other in Sufi Thought”, published in Religion East and West, No. 6, June, The Institute of World Religions, California, U.S.A. 21-32.
  13. Kamal, M. (2004), “Al-Ghazali’s Hermeneutics and Phenomenology”, published in Religion East and West, No. 4, June, The Institute of World Religions, California, U.S.A. 77-89.
  14. Kamal, M. (2004), “The Revival of al-Qadariyyah in Modern Islamic Thought”, Iqbal Review, Iqbal Academy, No. 4, Lahore. 135-54.
  15. Kamal, M. (2003), “Mu’tazilah: The Rise of Islamic Rationalism” published in Australian Rationalist, Journal of the Rational Society of Australia, No. 62. 27-34.
  16. Kamal, M. (2002), “Heidegger and the Transition to Postmodernity”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 39, No. 1, January, University of Poona, Pune, India.43-55.
  17. Kamal, M. (2001), “Critique of Heidegger’s Understanding of the Meaning of Being”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 28, No. 3, July, University of Poona, Pune, India. 323-31.
  18. Kamal, M. (2000), “Heidegger and the Enigma of Defining Human Essence”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, No.1&2, vol 27, January-April, University of Poona, Pune, India. 41-61.
  19. Kamal, M. (1998), “Master-Slave Relationship in Hegel’s Phenomenology”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, No.3, vol 25, October, Department of Philosophy, University of Poona, Pune, India. 455-65.
  20. Kamal, M. (1993), “Consciousness and Nothingness”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, No.4, vol 20, October, Department of Philosophy, University of Poona, Pune, India. 373-80.