Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Shabbir Ahsen

Associate Professor

Humanities & Social Sciences

Shabbir Ahsen has been a permanent faculty member at the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore University of Management Sciences since Feb 2004. Before joining LUMS, Shabbir taught at the Department of Philosophy, University of Karachi from August 1993 to Feb 2004 as permanent faculty member. He also held administrative position at KU and served as In-charge, Department of Philosophy, University of Karachi from Jan 2001 to Feb 2004. He has also lectured as Visiting Faculty at Institute of Business Administration (Karachi), N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) and Muhammad Ali Jinnah UNiversity.

At LUMS, over the past years, Shabbir has developed and taught courses on 'Logic and Critical Reasoning', 'Formal Logic', 'Analytic Philosophy', 'Philosophy of Science' and 'Continental Rationalism'. He is presently engaged in developing a course on 'Popper and Feyerabend'.

Shabbir is a member of Pakistan Philosophical Congress (PPC). He was appointed as the president of Logic and Metaphysics section of PPC in 2000 and was also a member of its Executive Council 2002-2005. At the University of Karachi, Shabbir was elected as member of Senate, Academic Council and Teachers' Society.

    • Article
      • Ahsen, M. S. "Iqbal, Muhammad (1877-1938)" [Encyclopedia Entry] . The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam [Online publication 2014, Hard copy 2014, submitted in 2013, http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref:oiso/9780199812578.001.0001/acref-9780199812578] , Oxford University Press
    • Conference Papers
      • Ahsen, M. S. "Wittgenstein and the Nature of Logical Necessity" . ,
SemesterTitleCode
Fall Semester 2017-18Moral Philosophy1701
Fall Semester 2017-18Introduction to Philosophy1701
Summer Semester 2016-17Introduction to Logic1603
Spring Semester 2016-17Critical Thinking1602
Fall Semester 2016-17Critical Thinking1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Moral Philosophy1601
Fall Semester 2016-17History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Independent Study1601
Fall Semester 2016-17Independent Study1601
Spring Semester 2015-16Plato & Aristotle1502
Spring Semester 2015-16Independent Study1502
Fall Semester 2015-16Introduction to Logic1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Philosophy of Wittengstein1501
Fall Semester 2015-16Introduction to Philosophy1501
Summer Semester 2014-15Introduction to Logic1403
Spring Semester 2014-15Critical Thinking1402
Spring Semester 2014-15Plato & Aristotle1402
Fall Semester 2014-15Critical Thinking1401
Fall Semester 2014-15History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant1401
  • Past Courses
    SemesterTitleCode
    Summer Semester 2013-14Introduction to Logic1303
    Summer Semester 2013-14Senior Project I1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14Plato & Aristotle1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Independent Study1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14Philosophy of Science1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14Introduction to Logic1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14Independent Study1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13Introduction to Logic1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Independent Study1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13Analytic Philosophy1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13Introduction to Logic1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13Senior Project I1201
    Summer Semester 2011-12Independent Study1103
    Summer Semester 2011-12Logic and Critical Reasoning1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12Philosophy of Wittengstein1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12Independent Study1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12Logic and Critical Reasoning1101
    Summer Semester 2010-11Logic and Critical Reasoning1003
    Spring Semester 2010-11Philosophy of Wittengstein1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Independent Study1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11Independent Study1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11Logic and Critical Reasoning1001
    Summer Semester 2009-10Independent Study903
    Spring Semester 2009-10Philosophy of Science902
    Spring Semester 2009-10Analytic Philosophy902
    Fall Semester 2009-10Independent Study901
    Fall Semester 2009-10Logic and Critical Reasoning901
    Spring Qtr 2007-08Continental Rationalism703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08Logic and Critical Reasoning703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08SS Independent Study I702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08Philosophy of Science702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08Elementary Formal Logic702
    Spring Qtr 2006-07Logic and Critical Reasoning603
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Philosophy of Science602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07Analytic Philosophy602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07Logic and Critical Reasoning601
    Summer Qtr 2005-06Plato and Aristotle504
    Spring Qtr 2005-06Continental Rationalism503
    Winter Qtr 2005-06Analytic Philosophy502
    Winter Qtr 2005-06Elementary Formal Logic502
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06Philosophy of Science501
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06Logic and Critical Reasoning501
    Spring Qtr 2004-05Elementary Formal Logic403
    Winter Qtr 2004-05Law and Philosophy402
    Winter Qtr 2004-05Analytic Philosophy402
    Autumn Qtr 2004-05Logic and Critical Reasoning401
    Spring Qtr 2003-04Logic and Critical Reasoning303