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" ,
Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Philosophy & Poetry of Iqbal 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1702
Spring Semester 2017-18 Law and Culture 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Senior Project 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Logic & Rhetoric in the Quran 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Foundations of Liberal Arts 1701
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project II 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Senior Project 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 The Scientific Imagination 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 1602
Spring Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Law and Culture 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Social Science & the Post-Secular Age 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project I 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Senior Project 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Senior Project II 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 The Scientific Imagination 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Logic & Rhetoric in the Quran 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Senior Project I 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Max Weber 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Senior Project 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Independent Study 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 The Scientific Imagination 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Senior Project I 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 Foundations of Liberal Arts 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Senior Project II 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Max Weber 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 The Scientific Imagination 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1301
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Senior Project II 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Term II 2011-2012 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 1120
    Summer Semester 2011-12 Foundations of Liberal Arts 1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Senior Project II 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 The Scientific Imagination 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Logic & Rhetoric in the Quran 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Senior Project I 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Max Weber 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1101
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Senior Project I 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Foundations of Liberal Arts 1002
    Summer Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 903
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Senior Project 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Foundations of Liberal Arts 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Max Weber 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Mohammed Iqbal & Charles Peirce 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 901
    Summer Qtr 2008-09 Senior Project 804
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Independent Study 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Independent Study 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Foundations of Liberal Arts 803
    Spring Qtr 2008-2009 Religion and Science 803
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Seminar in Sociology 802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 C.S.Pierce&American Philosophy 802
    Winter Qtr 2008-09 Introduction to Sociology 802
    Summer Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 704
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Independent Study II 703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Philosophy and poetry of Iqbal II 702
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Introduction to Sociology 701
    Autumn Qtr 2007-08 Philosophy and Poetry of Iqbal 701
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Religion and Science 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Introduction to Sociology 602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Foundations of Liberal Arts 601
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Comparative Monotheism: Judaism , Christianity and Islam 601
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Introduction to Sociology 601