Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Shabbir Ahsen

Associate Professor

Department Of 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" . ,
TitleSemesterCode
History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to KantFall Semester 2014-151401
Critical ThinkingFall Semester 2014-151401
Plato & AristotleSpring Semester 2014-151402
Critical ThinkingSpring Semester 2014-151402
Introduction to LogicSummer Semester 2014-151403
Introduction to PhilosophyFall Semester 2015-161501
Philosophy of WittengsteinFall Semester 2015-161501
Introduction to LogicFall Semester 2015-161501
Independent StudySpring Semester 2015-161502
Plato & AristotleSpring Semester 2015-161502
Independent StudyFall Semester 2016-171601
Independent StudyFall Semester 2016-171601
History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to KantFall Semester 2016-171601
Moral PhilosophyFall Semester 2016-171601
Critical ThinkingFall Semester 2016-171601
Critical ThinkingSpring Semester 2016-171602
Introduction to LogicSummer Semester 2016-171603
  • Past Courses
    TitleSemesterCode
    Logic and Critical ReasoningSpring Qtr 2003-04303
    Logic and Critical ReasoningAutumn Qtr 2004-05401
    Analytic PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2004-05402
    Law and PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2004-05402
    Elementary Formal LogicSpring Qtr 2004-05403
    Logic and Critical ReasoningAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
    Philosophy of ScienceAutumn Qtr 2005-06501
    Elementary Formal LogicWinter Qtr 2005-06502
    Analytic PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2005-06502
    Continental RationalismSpring Qtr 2005-06503
    Plato and AristotleSummer Qtr 2005-06504
    Logic and Critical ReasoningAutumn Qtr 2006-07601
    Analytic PhilosophyWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Philosophy of ScienceWinter Qtr 2006-07602
    Logic and Critical ReasoningSpring Qtr 2006-07603
    Elementary Formal LogicWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Philosophy of ScienceWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    SS Independent Study IWinter Qtr 2007-08702
    Logic and Critical ReasoningSpring Qtr 2007-08703
    Continental RationalismSpring Qtr 2007-08703
    Logic and Critical ReasoningFall Semester 2009-10901
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2009-10901
    Analytic PhilosophySpring Semester 2009-10902
    Philosophy of ScienceSpring Semester 2009-10902
    Independent StudySummer Semester 2009-10903
    Logic and Critical ReasoningFall Semester 2010-111001
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2010-111002
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2010-111002
    Philosophy of WittengsteinSpring Semester 2010-111002
    Logic and Critical ReasoningSummer Semester 2010-111003
    Logic and Critical ReasoningFall Semester 2011-121101
    History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to KantFall Semester 2011-121101
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2011-121102
    Philosophy of WittengsteinSpring Semester 2011-121102
    Logic and Critical ReasoningSummer Semester 2011-121103
    Independent StudySummer Semester 2011-121103
    Senior Project IFall Semester 2012-131201
    Introduction to LogicFall Semester 2012-131201
    Analytic PhilosophySpring Semester 2012-131202
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2012-131202
    History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to KantSpring Semester 2012-131202
    Introduction to LogicSummer Semester 2012-131203
    Independent StudyFall Semester 2013-141301
    Introduction to LogicFall Semester 2013-141301
    Philosophy of ScienceSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Independent StudySpring Semester 2013-141302
    Plato & AristotleSpring Semester 2013-141302
    Senior Project ISummer Semester 2013-141303
    Introduction to LogicSummer Semester 2013-141303