Congratulations to AIS Alumna Rosabel Ansari on Receiving the Global Medieval Studies Award for Academic Excellence
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Please join us in congratulating our PhD graduate, Rosabel Ansari, on being awarded the Global Medieval Studies Award for Academic Excellence for her PhD Dissertation entitled, The Ambiguity of ‘Being’ in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy.
Below is the announcement from Georgetown’s Medieval Studies Program:
Rosabel Ansari, The Ambiguity of ‘Being’ in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
In this dissertation, entitled The Ambiguity of ‘Being’ in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy, Ansari studies the refutation of monism in the philosophy of Abu Nasr al-Farabi (d. 950) through his philosophy of language. Ansari shows how Farabi developed Aristotle’s theory of pros hen homonymy and Alexander of Aphrodisia’s metaphysics to introduce a theory of ambiguous terms that have multiple meanings, applying it to the concept of ‘being.’ Farabi thereby refutes an ontological continuum or metaphysics of being to advance a theory of the ‘ambiguity of being’, which, as shown in the dissertation, influenced subsequent philosophers up to the present.
Rosabel Ansari’s dissertation was excellent; it received “distinction” from her committee.
Advisor: Emma Gannagé, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies