Faculty Profile

Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul

Associate Professor

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" ,
TitleSemesterCode
Foundations of Liberal ArtsFall Semester 2014-151401
Senior Project IFall Semester 2014-151401
The Scientific ImaginationFall Semester 2014-151401
Independent StudySpring Semester 2014-151402
Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior ProjectSpring Semester 2014-151402
Senior Project ISummer Semester 2014-151403
Max WeberFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Senior Project IFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Logic & Rhetoric in the QuranSpring Semester 2015-161502
The Scientific ImaginationSpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2015-161502
Senior ProjectFall Semester 2016-171601
Senior Project IFall Semester 2016-171601
Social Science & the Post-Secular AgeFall Semester 2016-171601
Law and CultureFall Semester 2016-171601
Independent StudySpring Semester 2016-171602
Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceSpring Semester 2016-171602
The Scientific ImaginationSpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior ProjectSpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior ProjectSpring Semester 2016-171602
Senior Project IISpring Semester 2016-171602
Foundations of Liberal ArtsFall Semester 2017-181701
Logic & Rhetoric in the QuranFall Semester 2017-181701
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Introduction to SociologyAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Comparative Monotheism: Judaism , Christianity and IslamAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Foundations of Liberal ArtsAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Introduction to SociologyWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Religion and ScienceWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Philosophy and Poetry of IqbalAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Introduction to SociologyAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    SS Independent Study IAutumn Qtr 2007-08701
    Philosophy and poetry of Iqbal IIWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Independent Study IISpring Qtr 2007-08703
    SS Independent Study ISummer Qtr 2007-08704
    Introduction to SociologyWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    C.S.Pierce&American PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    Seminar in SociologyWinter Qtr 2008-09802
    Religion and ScienceSpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Foundations of Liberal ArtsSpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Independent StudySpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Independent StudySpring Qtr 2008-2009803
    Senior ProjectSummer Qtr 2008-09804
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2009-10901
    Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceFall Semester 2009-10901
    Max WeberFall Semester 2009-10901
    Foundations of Liberal ArtsSpring Semester 2009-10902
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2009-10902
    Senior ProjectSpring Semester 2009-10902
    Independent StudySummer Semester 2009-10903
    Foundations of Liberal ArtsSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2010-111002
    Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Senior Project ISpring Semester 2010-111002
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2011-121101
    Max WeberFall Semester 2011-121101
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2011-121101
    Logic & Rhetoric in the QuranFall Semester 2011-121101
    Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceSpring Semester 2011-121102
    The Scientific ImaginationSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2011-121102
    Foundations of Liberal ArtsSummer Semester 2011-121103
    Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceTerm II 2011-20121120
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2012-131202
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2013-141301
    The Scientific ImaginationFall Semester 2013-141301
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Mohammed Iqbal & Charles PeirceSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Max WeberSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project IISpring Semester 2013-141302