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EL-BIZRI Nader







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- Recherche et enseignement
- Activité éditoriale et animation de la recherche
- Activité professionnelle et consultative
- Publications


Recherche et enseignement




- Enseignant-chercheur à l’Université de Cambridge, depuis 1999.
- Professeur invité à l’Université de Lincoln, depuis 2007.
- Chercheur à l’Institut d’études Ismaïliennes à Londres, depuis 2002.
- Chercheur Associé au Centre d’histoire des sciences et des philosophies arabes et médiévales, CNRS, depuis 2006.
- Maître de Conférences à l’Université de Nottingham, 2000-2002.



Activité éditoriale et animation de la recherche




- Directeur de la collection « Epistles of the Brethren of Purity » (Oxford University Press).
- Codirecteur de la collection « Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue » (Kluwer / Springer).
- Rédacteur en chef (‘Islam’) de l’« Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions » (Springer).
- Membre des comités de lecture de : Arabic Sciences and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press) ; Fundamentals of Scientific Knowledge (Arab Organization for Translation) ; Ismaili Texts and Translations Series (I.B. Tauris) ; Toposophia (Lexington Books) ; Encyclopaedia Islamica (E.J. Brill)
- Membre élu du conseil de la Société internationale d’histoire des sciences et des philosophies arabes et islamiques (SIHSPAI)



Activité professionnelle et consultative




- Architecte (depuis 1990) : pratiquant dans des établissements d’architecture à Londres, Cambridge, New York, Boston, et Beyrouth (1990-2002).
- Consultant professionnel et culturel : Aga Khan Trust for Culture, BBC TV/Radio à Londres, Guggenheim Museum à New York, HOK Architects à Londres, Science Museum à Londres (2006-2010).



Publications




- Ouvrages
- Articles de revues
- Participation à des ouvrages collectifs
- Articles d’encyclopédies
- Comptes rendus d’ouvrages
- Articles de journaux
- Dossiers divers
- Écrits et matière audiovisuelle sur internet
- Sous presse et à paraître
- En cours de réparation

Ouvrages
  • (ed.) Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. The Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il : An Introduction (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008) ; xx + 304 pages.
  • The Phenomenological Quest between Avicenna and Heidegger (Binghamton, New York : Global Publications SUNY, 2000) ; xlix + 279 pages.


Articles de revues

  • “Ibn al-Haytham et le problème de la couleur”, Oriens-Occidens : sciences, mathématiques et philosophie de l’antiquité à l’âge classique (Cahiers du Centre d’Histoire des Sciences et des Philosophies Arabes et Médiévales, CNRS). Vol. 7.
  • “In Defence of the Sovereignty of Philosophy : al-Baghdådí’s Critique of Ibn al-Haytham’s Geometrisation of Place”, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy (Cambridge University Press), Vol. 17, Issue 1 (2007) : 57-80.
  • “Being-towards-death : On Martyrdom and Islam”, Cristianismo nella storia : Ricerche storiche esegetiche teologiche, Vol. 27 (2006), pp. 249-279.
  • “Uneasy Meditations Following Levinas”, Studia Phaenomelnologica, Vol. 6 (2006), pp. 293-315.
  • “A Philosophical Perspective on Alhazen’s Optics”, Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, Vol. 15, Issue 2 (2005), pp. 189-218 (Cambridge University Press).
  • “La perception de la profondeur : Alhazen, Berkeley et Merleau-Ponty.” Oriens-Occidens : sciences, mathématiques et philosophie de l’antiquité à l’âge classique (Cahiers du Centre d’Histoire des Sciences et des Philosophies Arabes et Médiévales, CNRS), Vol. 5 (2004), pp. 171-184.
  • ON KAI KHORA : Situating Heidegger between the Sophist and the Timaeus.” Studia Phaenomenologica, Vol. IV, Issue 1-2 (2004), pp. 73-98.
  • Ontopoiēsis and the Interpretation of Plato’s Khôra.” Analecta Husserliana : The Yearbook of Phenomenological Research, Vol. LXXXIII (2004), pp. 25-45.
  • “Religion and Measure.” Phenomenological Inquiry, Issue 27 (2003), pp. 128-155.
  • “A Phenomenological Account of the ‘Ontological Problem of Space’.” Existentia Meletai-Sophias, Vol. XII, Issue 3-4 (2002), pp. 345-364.
  • “Avicenna and Essentialism.” The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 54 (June 2001), pp. 753-778.
  • “‘Qui-êtes vous Khôra ?’ : Receiving Plato’s Timaeus.” Existentia Meletai-Sophias, Vol. XI, Issue 3-4 (2001), pp. 473-490.
  • “The Body and Space.” CAST, Issue 3 (2000), pp. 92-95.


Participation à des ouvrages collectifs

  • • “Foreword”, in Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. The Case of the Animals versus Man before the King of the Jinn. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistle 22. ed. and trans. Lenn E. Goodman and Richard McGregor (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009) ; pp. xvii-xxv.
  • ““Avicenna”, In Our Time : A Companion to the Radio 4 Series, ed. Melvyn Bragg (London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2009), pp. 387-406.
  • “Révision de la traduction anglaise du livre de l’algèbre de Khwarizmi (Kitab al-Jabr wa-al-muqabala), in : Roshdi Rashed, Al-Khwarizmi : The Beginnings of Algebra (London – Beirut : Saqi Books, 2009), pp. 81-376
  • ““God : Essence and Attributes”, in The Cambridge Companion to Classical Islamic Theology, ed. Tim Winter (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 121-140.
  • ““Prologue”, in Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. The Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il : An Introduction, ed. Nader El-Bizri (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 1-32.
  • ““Epistolary Prolegomena : On Arithmetic and Geometry”, in Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. The Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il : An Introduction, ed. Nader El-Bizri (Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 180-213.
  • ““‘Le problème de l’espace : Approches optique, géométrique et phénoménologique”, in Oggetto e spazio. Fenomenologia dell’oggetto, forma e cosa dai secoli XIII-XIV ai post-cartesiani, ed. Graziella Federici Vescovini and Orsola Rignani. Micrologus 24 (Firenze : SISMEL, Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2008), pp. 59-70.
  • ““Hermeneutics and Tradition : Re-gathering the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity”, in Islam ve Klasik, ed. Sami Erdem. Collection Klasik 44 (Istanbul : Bilim ve Sanat Vakfi, 2008), pp. 339-360.
  • ““Rethinking Avicenna’s Ontology from the Standpoint of Heidegger’s Critique of Metaphysics”, in Heidegger and Religion 3 : Heidegger and the Contemporary Religious Situation, ed. George Pattison (Oxford : Oxford University Research Archive, 2008), pp. 36-58.
  • ““Imagination and Architectural Representations”, in From Models to Drawings : Imagination and Representation in Architecture, eds. Marco Frascari, Jonathan Hale, Bradley Starkey (London : Routledge, 2007), pp. 34-42.
  • ““Some Phenomenological and Classical Corollaries on Time”, in Timing and Temporality in Islamic Philosophy and Phenomenology of Life, ed. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2007), pp. 137-155.
  • ““Préface”, in Saints du Mont Liban : Cinq Fetwas par Ibn Taymiyya, trad. Yahya J. Michot (Paris – Beirut : Editions Albouraq, 2007), pp. vii-xviii.
  • ““Microcosm and Macrocosm : A Tentative Encounter between Graeco-Arabic Philosophy and Phenomenology”, in Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology on the Perennial Issue of Microcosm and Macrocosm, ed. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2006), Part I - Chapter 1, pp. 3-23.
  • ““Being and Necessity : A Phenomenological Investigation of Avicenna’s Metaphysics and Cosmology”, in Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology on the Perennial Issue of Microcosm and Macrocosm, ed. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2006), Part V - Chapter 1, pp. 243-261.
  • ““The Conceptions of Nature in Arabic Thought”, in Keywords : Nature, eds. Nadia Tazi et al. (New York : Other Press, 2005) + (New Delhi : Vistaar Publications, Sage, 2005), Chapter 3, pp. 63-92.
  • Mafhum al-tabi’a fi al-fikr al-‘arabi, in al-Tabi’a : Silsilat mafahim al-‘alam, ishraf Nadia al-Tazi wa ‘Abd al-Qadir Qanini (Casablanca – Beyrouth : al-Markaz al-thaqafi al-‘arabi / Centre culturel arabe, 2006), Chapitre 1.
  • “Variations autour de la notion d’expérience dans la pensée arabe”, in L’Expérience, collection les mots du monde, sous la direction de Nadia Tazi (Paris : Editions la Découverte, 2004), pp. 39-58.
  • “The Varieties of Experience in Arabic Thought”, in Keywords : Experience, eds. Nadia Tazi et al. (New York : Other Press, 2004), pp. 43-70. Publié aussi par Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House, Sage India, et Double Storey Books.
  • Tanawwu’ mafhum al-tajriba fi al-‘alam al-‘arabi, in al-Tajriba : Silsilat mafahim al-‘alam, ishraf Nadia al-Tazi wa ‘Abd al-Qadir Qanini (Casablanca – Beirut : al-Markaz al-thaqafi al-‘arabi / Centre culturel arabe, 2005), pp. 13-35.
  • “Avicenna’s De Anima between Aristotle and Husserl”, in The Passions of the Soul in the Metamorphosis of Becoming, ed. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Dordrecht : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003), pp. 67-89.
  • “Causation and the Question of Being”, in The Online Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Mulla Sadra, S.O.A.S., University of London, 5-6 May 2001 (London : The Institute of Islamic Studies, 2002).
  • “Cinema in Libya.” Annotated English translation of the Arabic chapter by Amal ‘Ubaydi, in Companion Encyclopedia of Middle Eastern and North African Film, ed. Oliver Leaman (London : Routledge, 2001), pp. 404-419.


Articles d’encyclopédies

  • “Ikhwan al-Safa’ (Brethren of Sincerity)”, in Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2nd edition, ed. Donald M. Borchert (Detroit : Macmillan Reference USA, 2006), pp. 575-577.
  • “Al-Farisi, Kamal al-Din”, in The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy, ed. Oliver Leaman (London — New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), Vol. I, pp. 131-135.
  • “Ibn al-Haytham, al-Hasan”, in The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy, ed. Oliver Leaman (London — New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), Vol. I, pp. 248-255.
  • “Ibn Qurra, Thabit”, in The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy, ed. Oliver Leaman (London — New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), Vol. I, pp. 289-296.
  • “Ikhwan al-Safa’”, in The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy, ed. Oliver Leaman (London — New York : Thoemmes Continuum, 2006), Vol. I, pp. 322-331.
  • “Ibn al-Haytham”, in Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine : An Encyclopedia, eds. Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, and Faith Wallis (New York — London : Routledge, 2005), pp. 237-240.
  • “Brethren of Purity”, in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. I, pp. 118-119.
  • “Ibn al-Haytham, or Alhazen”, in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. I, pp. 343-345.
  • “Ibn Sina, or Avicenna”, in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. I, pp. 369-370.
  • “Optics”, in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. II, pp. 578-580.
  • “Plato, Platonism, and Neoplatonism”, in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. II, pp
  • “Time, Concepts of”, in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. II, pp. 810-812.
  • “The Spread of Islam (632-1258 C.E.)”, in Historical Atlas of Islam, ed. Malise Ruthven, in collaboration with Azim Nanji (Cambridge, Massachussetts : Harvard University Press, 2004), pp. 38-39.


Comptes rendus d’ouvrages

  • Roshdi Rashed, Geometry and Dioptrics in Classical Islam (Wimbledon, London : al-Furqån Islamic Heritage Foundation, 2005) : Book Review in The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 40, Issue 1 (2007), pp. 124-126.
  • Gary Backhaus and John Murungi (eds.), Colonial and Global Interfacings : Imperial Hegemonies and Democratizing Resistances (New Castle, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007) : Book Review on the back cover of the volume.
  • Godefroid de Callataÿ, Ikhwan al-Safa’ : A Brotherhood of Idealists on the Fringe of Orthodox Islam (Oxford : Oneworld Publications, 2006) : Book Review on the frontispiece of the volume.
  • Edward Casey, Representing Place : Landscape Painting and Maps (Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2002) : Book Review in The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 35, No. 2 (2004), pp. 223-224.
  • Mahdi, Muhsin, Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy (Chicago : Chicago University Press, 2001) : Book Review in The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 56, Issue 4 (2003), pp. 889-890.
  • Valérie Gonzalez, Beauty and Islam : Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture (London : I. B. Tauris, 2001) : Book Review in Transcendent Philosophy, Vol. 3, No. 1 (2002), pp. 86-91.


Articles de journaux

  • Maqal Ibn al-Haytham fi al-makan, wa makanatuh fi tarikh al-riyadiyyat wa-al-‘ulum, in al-Hayat, Classics (turath) Supplément, Issue 15612 (31 Décembre 2005), p. 19 [2,000 mots].
  • al-Nass bayn al-ta’wil wa-al-tafkik, wa mada imtilakina li-al-dalala wa-al-ma’na, in al-Hayat, Ideas (afkar) Section, Issue 13655 (31 Juillet 2000), p. 12 [2,500 mots].
  • al-‘Aql wa naqd al-turath al-‘arabi , in al-Hayat, Horizon (afaq) Supplément, Issue 13497 (23 Février 2000), p. 18 [2,650 mots].
  • al-Hadatha wa maqasid falsafat ma ba’d al-tabi’a, in al-Hayat, Horizon (afaq) Supplément, Issue 13367 (13 Octobre 1999), p. 20 [1,250 mots].
  • Ibn Sina wa naqd tarikh falsafat ma ba’d al-tabi’a ‘ind Heidegger, in al-Hayat, Horizon (afaq) Supplément, Issue 13134 (21 Février 1999), p. E [1,650 mots].


Dossiers divers

  • “Renewing the Impetus of Philosophical Thinking in Islam”, in Islamic Philosophy and the Challenges of the Present-day World, ed. Gholamreza Aavani et al. (Tehran : The Iranian Institute of Philosophy, 2009), pp. 63-65.
  • The Isma’ili Architectural Heritage in Syria (Geneva : The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2006) ; 15,000 words, with maps and illustrations ; 60 pages.
  • “The Physical or the Mathematical ? Interrogating al-Baghdadi’s Objections to Ibn al-Haytham’s Conception of Place’, online synopsis, Istituto e museo di storia della scienza, Firenze.
  • “Imagination and Architectural Representations”, in Models and Drawings : The Invisible Nature of Architecture, eds. Jonathan Hale et al. (Nottingham : School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham, 2005), pp. 48-49.
  • “Urban Regeneration and Housing in a Transitional Economy, Lublin, Poland” (Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Unit for Housing and Urbanization, 1994). Report on Housing in Lublin, Poland (Lead authors : Mona Serageldin and François Vigier).
  • “Community Based Development Experiences across Cities” (Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Unit for Housing and Urbanization, 1994). Report presented at the 2nd World Bank Forum on Environmentally Sustainable Development ; sponsored by the World Bank, USAID (Lead authors : Mona Serageldin and François Vigier).
  • “Rabat’s Urban Fringe” (Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 1994), pp. 24-25.
  • “Studio Works” (Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Book Orders, 1993), p. 46.
  • “Residential Metropolitan Beirut" (Cambridge, MA – Beirut : M.I.T. Urban Planning Department - A.U.B. School of Architecture, 1992). Report on the reconstruction of Beirut (Lead authors : Jamal Abed and Tariq Kazzaz).


Écrits et matière audiovisuelle sur internet

  • "Mathematics vs. Physics : Ibn al-Haytham’s Geometrical Conception of Space and the Refutation of Aristotle’s Physical Definition of Place”, http://www.iis.ac.uk (‘Academic Papers’, The Institute of Ismaili Studies).
  • “Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il”, http://www.iis.ac.uk : Interview (27 minutes) broadcast via The Institute of Ismaili Studies website (September 2009).
  • “Brethren of Purity”, http://www.iis.ac.uk (‘Academic papers’) Revised/Reedited article first published in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. I, pp. 118-119.
  • “Ibn al-Haytham, or Alhazen”, http://www.iis.ac.uk (‘Lifelong learning’) Revised/Reedited article first published in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. I, pp. 343-345.
  • “Optics”, http://www.iis.ac.uk (‘Academic papers’) Revised/Reedited article first published in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. II, pp. 578-580.
  • “Plato, Platonism, and Neoplatonism”, http://www.iis.ac.uk (‘Academic papers’) Revised/Reedited article first published in Medieval Islamic Civilization : An Encyclopedia, ed. Josef W. Meri (New York – London : Routledge, 2005), Vol. II, pp. 614-616.
  • “Mafhum al-tabi’a fi tasawwur al-fikr al-‘arabi”, http://www.balagh.com.
  • “Maqal Ibn al-Haytham fi al-makan, http://www.aliraqi.org.
  • “On the Levant” (July-August 2006) : http://journals.aol.co.uk/nebizri/l....
  • “Avicenna”, BBC Radio 4 “In our Time” (Melvyn Bragg) 8 November 2007 : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history....
  • “Ibn al-Haytham, Optics and Developing the Experimental Method in Science” : BBC 4 Science and Islam programme (episode 2), Films YouTube + BBC iPlayer :http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod....
  • “Ibn al-Haytham and the Experimental Method” : BBC World Service : http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/d...


Sous presse et à paraître

  • “Creative Inspirations or Intellectual Impasses ? Reflections on the Relationships between Architecture and the Humanities”, in Building Metaphors : The Humanities in Design Practice, eds. Nicholas Temple, Jane Lomholt, Renée Tobe, Soumyen Bandyapodhyay (London : Routledge, 2010), pp. 121-133.
  • Al-Sinawiyya wa naqd Heidegger li-falsafat ma ba’d al-tabi’a, al-Mahajja, Vol. 20 (2010).
  • “Rational Discourses vs. Spiritual Inspirations ?”, in Reason and Spirit, ed. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka (Dordrecht : Springer, 2010).
  • “Classical Optics and the Perspectiva Traditions Leading to the Renaissance”, in Renaissance Theories of Vision, eds. Charles Carman and John Hendrix (Aldershot : Ashgate, 2011).
  • “Selected Metaphysical Epistles (from the Collected Works of the Philosopher Mirza Abu al-Hasan Jilw) — Annotated English Translations”, in An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Vol. V, eds. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Mehdi Aminrazavi (London : I. B. Tauris, 2011-2012).
  • “Renewing the Impetus of Philosophical Thinking in Islam”, in Islamic Philosophy and the Challenges of the Present-Day World, ed. Gholamreza Aavani et al. (Tehran : The Iranian Institute of Philosophy, 2011-2012).
  • “L’Ottica di Alhazen e la tradizione della Perspectiva rinascimentale”, in La realtà e il suo doppio : Simmetrie prospettiche e numeri complessi tra Rinascimento e fisica quantistica, ed. Rossella Lupacchini.
  • “La phénoménologie et l’optique géométrique,” in Actes du congrès de la Société Internationale d’Histoire des Sciences et des Philosophies Arabes et Islamiques, eds. André Allard and Pierre Pietquin.
  • “La démonstration en optique : Le raisonnement hypothético-déductif et l’expérimentation suivant la tradition d’Ibn al-Haytham”, in La démonstration, de l’antiquité à l’âge classique, eds. Pierre Pellegrin, Ahmad Hasnaoui.
  • “Phenomenology of Space and the Logos of Life”, in Phenomenology of Life, eds. Gary Backhaus and Thomas Ryba.
  • “Corollaries on Space and Time in Arabic Sciences and Philosophy”, in Chrono-Topologies : Hybrid Spatialities and Multiple Temporalities, ed. Leslie Kavanaugh.


En cours de préparation

  • Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. Arithmetic and Geometry. Arabic edition and English translation of EPISTLES 1-2 (Oxford : Oxford University Press).
  • “Roshdi Rashed, A History of Arabic Mathematics and Sciences, 5 vols. Annotated English Translations of Les mathématiques infinitésimales, 5 vols. (London : Routledge, in association with Markaz dirasat al-wihda al-‘arabiyya).
  • Theories of Vision, Light and Place. Ibn al-Haytham’s Scientific Legacy. Work-in-progress book.