Faculty Profile

Dr. Muhammad Shabbir Ahsen

Associate Professor

Department Of Humanities & Social Sciences

Shabbir Ahsen has been a permanent faculty member at the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore University of Management Sciences since Feb 2004. Before joining LUMS, Shabbir taught at the Department of Philosophy, University of Karachi from August 1993 to Feb 2004 as permanent faculty member. He also held administrative position at KU and served as In-charge, Department of Philosophy, University of Karachi from Jan 2001 to Feb 2004. He has also lectured as Visiting Faculty at Institute of Business Administration (Karachi), N.E.D. University of Engineering and Technology, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) and Muhammad Ali Jinnah UNiversity.

At LUMS, over the past years, Shabbir has developed and taught courses on 'Logic and Critical Reasoning', 'Formal Logic', 'Analytic Philosophy', 'Philosophy of Science' and 'Continental Rationalism'. He is presently engaged in developing a course on 'Popper and Feyerabend'.

Shabbir is a member of Pakistan Philosophical Congress (PPC). He was appointed as the president of Logic and Metaphysics section of PPC in 2000 and was also a member of its Executive Council 2002-2005. At the University of Karachi, Shabbir was elected as member of Senate, Academic Council and Teachers' Society.

    • Article
      • Ahsen, M. S. "Iqbal, Muhammad (1877-1938)" [Encyclopedia Entry] . The Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science, and Technology in Islam [Online publication 2014, Hard copy 2014, submitted in 2013, http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref:oiso/9780199812578.001.0001/acref-9780199812578] , Oxford University Press

    • Conference Papers
      • Ahsen, M. S. "Wittgenstein and the Nature of Logical Necessity" . ,

Semester Title Code
Spring Semester 2017-18 Introduction to Logic 1702
Fall Semester 2017-18 Moral Philosophy 1701
Fall Semester 2017-18 Introduction to Philosophy 1701
Summer Semester 2016-17 Introduction to Logic 1603
Spring Semester 2016-17 Critical Thinking 1602
Fall Semester 2016-17 Critical Thinking 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Moral Philosophy 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Fall Semester 2016-17 Independent Study 1601
Spring Semester 2015-16 Plato & Aristotle 1502
Spring Semester 2015-16 Independent Study 1502
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Logic 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Philosophy of Wittengstein 1501
Fall Semester 2015-16 Introduction to Philosophy 1501
Summer Semester 2014-15 Introduction to Logic 1403
Spring Semester 2014-15 Critical Thinking 1402
Spring Semester 2014-15 Plato & Aristotle 1402
Fall Semester 2014-15 Critical Thinking 1401
Fall Semester 2014-15 History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant 1401
  • Past Courses
    Semester Title Code
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Logic 1303
    Summer Semester 2013-14 Senior Project I 1303
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Plato & Aristotle 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1302
    Spring Semester 2013-14 Philosophy of Science 1302
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Introduction to Logic 1301
    Fall Semester 2013-14 Independent Study 1301
    Summer Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Logic 1203
    Spring Semester 2012-13 History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Independent Study 1202
    Spring Semester 2012-13 Analytic Philosophy 1202
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Introduction to Logic 1201
    Fall Semester 2012-13 Senior Project I 1201
    Summer Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1103
    Summer Semester 2011-12 Logic and Critical Reasoning 1103
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Philosophy of Wittengstein 1102
    Spring Semester 2011-12 Independent Study 1102
    Fall Semester 2011-12 History of Western Philosophy from Descarte to Kant 1101
    Fall Semester 2011-12 Logic and Critical Reasoning 1101
    Summer Semester 2010-11 Logic and Critical Reasoning 1003
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Philosophy of Wittengstein 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Spring Semester 2010-11 Independent Study 1002
    Fall Semester 2010-11 Logic and Critical Reasoning 1001
    Summer Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 903
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Philosophy of Science 902
    Spring Semester 2009-10 Analytic Philosophy 902
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Independent Study 901
    Fall Semester 2009-10 Logic and Critical Reasoning 901
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Continental Rationalism 703
    Spring Qtr 2007-08 Logic and Critical Reasoning 703
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 SS Independent Study I 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Philosophy of Science 702
    Winter Qtr 2007-08 Elementary Formal Logic 702
    Spring Qtr 2006-07 Logic and Critical Reasoning 603
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Philosophy of Science 602
    Winter Qtr 2006-07 Analytic Philosophy 602
    Autumn Qtr 2006-07 Logic and Critical Reasoning 601
    Summer Qtr 2005-06 Plato and Aristotle 504
    Spring Qtr 2005-06 Continental Rationalism 503
    Winter Qtr 2005-06 Analytic Philosophy 502
    Winter Qtr 2005-06 Elementary Formal Logic 502
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Philosophy of Science 501
    Autumn Qtr 2005-06 Logic and Critical Reasoning 501
    Spring Qtr 2004-05 Elementary Formal Logic 403
    Winter Qtr 2004-05 Law and Philosophy 402
    Winter Qtr 2004-05 Analytic Philosophy 402
    Autumn Qtr 2004-05 Logic and Critical Reasoning 401
    Spring Qtr 2003-04 Logic and Critical Reasoning 303