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Souleymane Bachir Diagne

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Professor | Columbia University
French-Rom Philology

BA University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1977)
Ph.D. University of Sorbonne, Paris, France (1988)

Souleymane Bachir Diagne received his academic training in France. An alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, he took his Ph.D (Doctorat d’État) in philosophy at the Sorbonne (1988) where he also took his BA (1977). His field of research includes Boolean algebra of logic, history of philosophy, Islamic philosophy, African philosophy and literature. He is the author of Boole, l’oiseau de nuit en plein jour (Paris: Belin, 1989) (a book on Boolean algebra), Islam et société ouverte, la fidélité et le mouvement dans la pensée de Muhammad Iqbal (Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose, 2001) (a book on Indian poet and philosopher Muhammad Iqbal), Léopold Sédar Senghor: l’art africain comme philosophie (Paris: Riveneuve Editions, 2007) (a book on Senegalese poet and philosopher L.S. Senghor). His forthcoming book on Islam and philosophy entitled Comment philosopher en Islam? (How to philosophize in Islam?) will be published in October 2008 by Panama Editions, Paris. Professor Diagne’s teaching interests include history of early modern philosophy, philosophy and Sufism in the Islamic world, African philosophy and literature, twentieth century French philosophy.

Areas of Specialization: 

History of Logic; Boolean algebra of logic; French philosophy; Islamic philosophy and Sufism; African philosophy