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Asfandyar Qureshi

Biography:

Asfandyar Qureshi is a Philosophy of Religion MPhil student in the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge. His primary area of research concerns the field of moral epistemology, exploring how (if at all) we can come to have moral knowledge, and how (if at all) moral beliefs are to be justified. Specifically, he wishes to engage in a critical appraisal of the answers to these questions put forward by a school of thought within Islamic theology known as the Ash'aris, focusing on the 11th century thinker al-Ghazali.

In addition to this, he has recently completed a research project challenging the dominant view of Ghazali as a 'classical foundationalist' in his epistemology. He has two further upcoming pieces of research, one relating to Ghazali's mysticism, and the other to contemporary western moral epistemology.

His background is mostly in analytic philosophy, having been a Philosophy, Politics and Economics student at Oxford. He is fortunate enough to be the inaugural recipient of Cambridge's Hartwell & Sheik Zayed Studentship.

Subject area and speciality

Philosophy of Religion specialists:

M.Phil. student in Philosophy of Religion

Research Interests

Epistemology
Meta-Ethics
Islamic Theology
Existence of God
Political Philosophy

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