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Sayeh Meisami

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Philosophy


Email: Sayeh Meisami
Phone: 937-229-2809
HM 415
Curriculum Vitae: Read CV


  • Ph.D., Islamic Studies, University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Tehran University
  • M.A., Tehran University
  • B.A., Shahid Beheshti University

Selected Publications


Meisami, SayehExploring Islamic Philosophy. Sheffield, UK: Equinox, forthcoming 2023.

Meisami, SayehNasir al-Din Tusi: A Philosopher for All Seasons. Cambridge, UK: Islamic Texts Society, 2019.

Meisami, SayehKnowledge and Power in the Philosophies of Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī and Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī. London, UK: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018. 

Meisami, Sayeh. Mulla Sadra. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2013. (The book was translated and published in Iran in 2018)

Meisami, Sayeh. Translation into PersianThe Consolation of Philosophy by BoethiusTehran: Neghah Mo’ser Publishers, 2006; 2017 rpt. 

Meisami, Sayeh. Translation into Persian: Imitation of Christ by Thomas A KempisTehran: Hermes, 2003; 2004; 2006; 2009; 2017 rpt.

Meisami, Sayeh. Translation into Persian: Confessions by Saint Augustine. Tehran: Suhrawardi Press, 2000; 2003; 2007; 2015 rpt.


Meisami, Sayeh. “The Point of Reality and the Circle of Appearance: The Sufi Philosophy of Maḥmūd Shabistarī’s Gulshan-i rāz through the Lens of Shams al-Dīn Lāhījī’s Mafātīḥ al-iʿjāz.” Brill Journal of Sufi Studies, 9 (2021): 30-51

Meisami, Sayeh. “Mullā Ṣadrā and the Meta-theory of Logic.” In Women's Contemporary Readings of Medieval Arabic Thought, ed. Shahid Rahman and Saloua Chatti. Berlin: Springer, forthcoming 2022.

Meisami, Sayeh, “Muḥammad.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion, ed. Mehdi Aminrazavi. Oxford, UK: Blackwell, forthcoming 2021.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Poetry as an Essential Tool of Philosophical Inquiry and Writing in Later Islamic Philosophy: The Case of Mullā Ṣadrā.” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies 43:4 (2020): 56-73.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Ibn Sīnā’s Philosophical Interpretation of Sūrat al-Falaq.” Brill Albayān Journal 15 (2017):1-19.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Mullā Ṣadrā's Philosophical Arguments for the Necessity of the Imamate.” Religion Compass (2016): 1-10.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Mullā Ṣadrā and the Efficacy of Prayer.” Brill Journal of Sufi Studies 4 (2015): 59-83.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Abdolkarim Soroush.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies. Edited by Andrew Rippin. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Mullā Ṣadrā.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by James Fieser and Bradly Dowden (2014).  


Meisami, Sayeh. “Quine’s Ontological Relativity and Realism.” Philosophy: The Quarterly Journal of Tehran University, no. 12 (2006): 143-160.

Meisami, Sayeh. “William of Ockham and the Foundation of Empiricism.” The Critic 1, no.2 (May 2004).

Meisami, Sayeh. “Coherence Theory and Empirical Knowledge.” Soroush-e Andisheh: A Quarterly Review of Religious Thought and Humanities, no.6 (2003).

Meisami, Sayeh. “Rationality for Paul Feyerabend.” Nameh Farhang, no.47 (2003).

Meisami, Sayeh. “Kierkegaard and the Truth of Faith.” Soroush-e Andisheh: A Quarterly Review of Religious Thought and Humanities, no. 1 (2003).


Meisami, SayehMullā Ṣadrā by Ibrahim Kalin, Review of Middle Eastern Studies (2017).

Meisami, Sayeh. Mullā Ṣadrā and Eschatology: the Evolution of Being by Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi. Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn‘Arabi Society57 (2015).

Meisami, Sayeh. The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mullā Ṣadrā by Mohammed Rustom, Oxford: Iranian Studies, April (2014).

Meisami, Sayeh. Classical Foundations of Islamic Educational Thought: A Compendium of English-Arabic Texts. Edited by Bradley J. Cook and Fathi H. MalkawiAmerican Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 29:1 (2012).

Meisami, Sayeh. The Fundamental Principles of Mullā Ṣadrā’s Transcendental Philosophy by Reza Akbarian. Islamic Journal of Philosophy, vol. 6 (2010).