Faculty Profile

Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul

Associate Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Basit Koshul received his first PhD in 2003 from Drew University, specialising in the sociology of religion. He  joined the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at LUMS in 2006. His areas of interests include the relationship between religion and modernity, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, the sociology of culture and the contemporary Islam-West encounter.  He is especially interested in integrating the ideas of Muhammad Iqbal, Charles Peirce and Max Weber.

He has a number of publications to his credit, including a book titled The Postmodern Significance of Max Weber's Legacy: Disenchanting Disenchantment (Palgrave, 2005). He has co-edited a collection of essays titled Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter: Studying the Other, Understanding the Self (Palgrave, 2007).  He has also co-edited a collection of essays titled Muhammad Iqbal: A Contemporary (Iqbal Academy, 2010).

He completed his second PhD in 2011 from the University of Virginia.  The title of his dissertation was Max Weber, Charles Peirce and the Integration of the Natur and Geisteswissenschaftern.  The dissertation begins with an integration of Max Weber's methodology of the social sciences and the philosophy of Charles Sanders Perice. It goes on to show that the conversation between Weber and Peirce opens up the possibility of the conceptual integration of science, philosophy and religion.

    • Book
      • Koshul, B. B. .(2014). Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture . Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy, and Culture , Lexington Book , pp. 226

    • Conference Papers
      • Koshul, B. B. Learning From and Teaching the Hard Sciences . International Conference on Challenges of Transition in Social Sciences ,

      • Koshul, B. B. Defining Fundamentalism: A Sociological Approach . Global Donors Forum Annual Conference Day Long Pre-Conference Workshop titled: "Envisioning a Post-Fundamentalist Future" ,

      • Koshul, B. B. The Anti-Fundamentalist Logic of the Qur'an . Global Donors Forum Annual Conference Day Long Pre-Conference Workshop titled: "Envisioning a Post-Fundamentalist Future" ,

SemesterTitleCode
Spring Semester 2017-18Philosophy & Poetry of Iqbal1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Senior Project1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Independent Study1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Independent Study1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Law and Culture1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Independent Study1702
Spring Semester 2017-18Independent Study1702
Fall Semester 2017-18Senior Project1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Logic & Rhetoric in the Quran1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Foundations of Liberal Arts1701
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project II1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Senior Project1602
Spring Semester 2016-17The Scientific Imagination1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce1602
Spring Semester 2016-17Independent Study1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Law and Culture1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Social Science & the Post-Secular Age1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project I1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Senior Project1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Senior Project II1502
Spring Semester 2015-16The Scientific Imagination1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Logic & Rhetoric in the Quran1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Senior Project I1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Max Weber1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Senior Project1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Independent Study1402
Fall Semester 2014-15The Scientific Imagination1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Senior Project I1401
Fall Semester 2014-15Foundations of Liberal Arts1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Spring Semester 2013-14Senior Project II1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Max Weber1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14The Scientific Imagination1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13Senior Project II1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Term II 2011-2012Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce1120
    Summer Semester 2011-12Foundations of Liberal Arts1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12Senior Project II1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12The Scientific Imagination1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12Logic & Rhetoric in the Quran1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Senior Project I1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Max Weber1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Independent Study1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11Senior Project I1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Independent Study1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Foundations of Liberal Arts1002
    Summer Semester 2009-10Independent Study903
    Spring Semester 2009-10Senior Project902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Independent Study902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Foundations of Liberal Arts902
    Fall Semester 2009-10Max Weber901
    Fall Semester 2009-10Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce901
    Fall Semester 2009-10Independent Study901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09Senior Project804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Independent Study803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Independent Study803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Foundations of Liberal Arts803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009Religion and Science803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09Seminar in Sociology802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09C.S.Pierce&American Philosophy802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09Introduction to Sociology802
    Summer Qtr 2007-08SS Independent Study I704
    Spring Qtr 2007-08Independent Study II703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08Philosophy and poetry of Iqbal II702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08SS Independent Study I701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08Introduction to Sociology701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08Philosophy and Poetry of Iqbal701
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Religion and Science602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Introduction to Sociology602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07Foundations of Liberal Arts601
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07Comparative Monotheism: Judaism , Christianity and Islam601
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07Introduction to Sociology601