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Souleymane Bachir Diagne is renowned philosopher and scholar. His work is focused on the history of logic and mathematics, epistemology, the tradition of philosophy in the Islamic world, identity formation, and African literatures and philosophies. He is a member of the scientific committees of Diogenes (published by UNESCO’s International Counsel of Philosophy and Social Sciences), and Malagasy Committee for Higher Education (CAMES), as well as UNESCO’s Council on the Future. He has been named by Le Nouvel observateur one of the 50 thinkers of our time. In October 2007 he was invited to participate in a white paper commission on the defense and national security in the French Senate in Paris. Bachir has published two books on George Boole and a book on the Indian poet-philosopher Muhammad Iqbal called Islam and Open Society. He is currently Professor of French at Columbia University in New York and Director of Graduate Studies. In May 2010, Phoenix published his masterpieceComment Philosopher en Islam and organized an international tour and book signing event that took place in Montreal, New-York, Washington D.C. and Dakar, Senegal.
Souleymane Bachir Diagne
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Director of Graduate Studies
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