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.
Koshul, B. & Afzaal, A. (2017). "Confessions: Abd al-Majid Daryabadi's Autobiographical Account of his Spiritual Journey". Bunyad, 8, 5-33.
Koshul, B., Akhtar, J. & Awais, M. (2013). "A framework for evolutionary algorithms based on Charles Peirce's evolutionary semiotics". Information Sciences, 236, 93-108.
Koshul, B., Akhtar, J. & Awais, M. (2013). "Putting Peirce's Theory to the Test: Peircean Evolutionary Algorithms". Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, 49 (2), 203-237.
Koshul, B. & Khan, F. (2011). "Lenin in Allah's Court: Iqbal's Critique of Western Capitalism and the Opening Up of the Postcolonial Imagination in Critical Management Studies". Organization, 18 (3), 303-322, doi:10.1177/1350508411398732.
Koshul, B. (2007). "From Religion and Science to Kalam and Science". Dialog: A Journal of Theology, 46 (3), doi:10.1111/j.1540-6385.2007.00333.x.
Koshul, B. (2006). "Seeing, Knowing, Believing: Iqbal on Faith in the Modern World". Iqbal Review, 47 (4).
Koshul, B. (2006). "Scriptural Reasoning and the Philosophy of Social Science". Journal of Modern Theology, 22 (3), 483-501, doi:10.1111/j.1468-0025.2006.00329.x.
Koshul, B. (2005). "The Economic in Religion and the Religious in Economics: A Qur'anic-Weberian Perspective". Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 5 (2).
Koshul, B. (2004). "Ghazzali, Ibn Rushd and Islam's Sojourn into Modernity: A Comparative Analysis". Islamic Studies, 43 (2), 207-225.
Koshul, B. (2003). "Love, Divine Life and the Divine in Life". Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 3 (2).
Koshul, B. (2002). "The Mover Who is Moved: Pharaoh's Willful Forgetfulness and the Hardening of God's Heart.". Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 2 (2).
Koshul, B. (2002). "The Semiotics of Ayah: An Introduction to Qur'anic Scriptural Reasoning". Journal of Scriptural Reasoning, 2 (1).
Koshul, B. (1998). "Islamization of Pakistan's constitution: A critical analysis". Middle East Affairs Journal, 41 (1-2), 129-144.
Koshul, B. (1995). "Hamilton Gibb on Islam in the Modern World: A Comparative Analysis of His Thought Between 1947 and 1970". Hamdard Islamicus, 18 (3).
Koshul, B. (1995). "Islamic Impact on Western Civilization Reconsidered". American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 12 (1), 36-65.
Koshul, B. (1994). "Fazlur Rahman's Islam and Modernity Revisited". Islamic Studies, 33 (4), 403-417.
Koshul, B. (2015). "The Contemporary Relevance of Muhammad Iqbal", Published. H.C. Hillier and Basit Bilal Koshul (Eds.), Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought, (pp. 56-87), Edinburgh University Press.
Koshul, B. (2013). "Theology as a Vocation: A Weberian Perspective", Published. Tom Greggs, Rachel Muers & Simeon Zahl (Eds.), The Vocation of Theology Today: Essays in Honour of David Ford on his 65th Birthday, (pp. 211-227), Cascade.
Koshul, B. (2010). "Muhammad Iqbal's Reconstruction of the Philosophical Argument for the Existence of God", Published. Suheyl Umar and Basit Bilal Koshul (Eds.), Muhammad Iqbal: A Contemporary, Iqbal Academy Pakistan.
Koshul, B. (2007). "The Qur'anic Self, the Biblical Other and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter", Published. Steven Kepnes and Basit Koshul (Eds.), Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter, (pp. 9-38), Macmillan/Palgrave Press.
Koshul, B. (2004). "Affirming the Self Through Accepting the Other", Published. Michael Ipgrave (Eds.), Scriptures in Dialogue, (pp. 111-119), Church House Publishing.
Koshul, B. & Hillier, H. (2015). Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought, Edinburgh University Press.
Koshul, B. (2014). Max Weber and Charles Peirce: At the Crossroads of Science, Philosophy and Culture, Lexington Books.
Koshul, B. & Umar, S. (2010). Muhammad Iqbal: A Contemporary, Iqbal Academy Pakistan.
Koshul, B. & Kepnes, S. (2007). Scripture, Reason and the Contemporary Islam-West Encounter, Macmillan/Palgrave Press.
Koshul, B. (2005). The Postmodern Significance of Max Weber's Legacy: Disenchanting Disenchantment, Macmillan/Palgrave Press.