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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


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

Selected Publications

Published Books and Translations

Meisami, Sayeh. Knowledge and Power in the Philosophies of Ḥamīd al-Dīn Kirmānī and Mullā Ṣadrā. Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018.

Mesiami, Sayeh. Nasir al-Din Tusi: A Philosopher for All Seasons. Islamic Texts Society, forthcoming, 2019.

Mesiami, Sayeh. Mulla Sadra. Oxford, UK: Oneworld, 2013.

Mesiami, Sayeh. Meaning and Knowledge in the Philosophy of W.V Quine. Tehran: Neghah Moʿāser Publishers, 2006; 2014, rpt. (Persian)

Mesiami, Sayeh. Translation into Persian: The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius. Tehran: Neghah Mo’ser Publishers, 2005.

Mesiami, Sayeh. Translation into Persian: Imitation of Christ by Thomas A Kempis. Tehran: Hermes, 2003; 2004; 2006; 2009, rpt.

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

Peer Reviewed Articles

Meisami, Sayeh. “Ibn Sīnā’s Philosophical Interpretation of Sūrat al-Falaq.” Brill Albayān Journal of Qurʾan and Ḥadīth Studies 15 (2017):1-19. doi 10.1163/22321969-12340043

Meisami, Sayeh. “Mullā Ṣadrā's philosophical arguments for the necessity of the imamate.” Religion Compass (2016): 1-10. doi: 10.1111/rec3.12221

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

Meisami, Sayeh. “The Metaphysics of Gulshan-i Rāz-i Shabistarī.” In Guide to Sufi Literature. University of California Press, forthcoming, 2019.

Mesiami, Sayeh, “Muḥammad.” Blackwell Encyclopedia of Philosophy of Religion, forthcoming 2019.

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

Meisami, Sayeh. “Mulla Sadra.” Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Edited by James Fieser and Bradly Dowden.

Meisami, Sayeh. “Quine’s Ontological Relativity and Scientific Realism.” Philosophy: A Quarterly Journal at Tehran University, no. 12 (2006).

Articles in Persian

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

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

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

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

Book Reviews

Meisami, Sayeh, Mulla Sadra by Ibrahim Kalin, Review of Middle Eastern Studies (2017).

Meisami, Sayeh. Mulla Sadra and Eschatology: the Evolution of Being by Eiyad S. Al-Kutubi. Journal of the Muhyiddin Ibn‘Arabi Society, 57 (2015).

Meisami, Sayeh. The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mulla Sadra 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. Malkawi. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 29:1 (2012).

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