Wajih Kanso, Ph.D

Philosophy & Engineering Professor

Dr. Kanso has a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of the Holy Spirit University, Lebanon, and Bachelor in Political science and public administration from the Lebanese University, and a Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, (Robotics and Control) from Wayne State University, Detroit Michigan, USA. He was Director of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies (Amman-Jordan), professor of philosophy at the Lebanese University, professor of engineering at the American University of Beirut, lecturer at Saint Joseph University on interfaith studies, engineering instructor at Wayne state University, instructor and trainer at Ford Motor Company. Published many books (over ten books), many Engineering papers and over thirty papers in refereed journals, on topics of: political philosophy, philosophy of religion, Hermeneutics, Modernity and Postmodernity, Modern Western Philosophy, secularism. in addition to Arab- Islamic classical and modern thoughts, Islamic fundamentalism. His expertise, research, and studies areĀ focused on: Islam and Modernity, State and religion, State and society, Societal conditions for change, and Problems of Modernization and Democratization in the Arab world. In addition to: classical and modern Islamic Jurisprudence and Hermeneutical practices on religious text in Islam, Ideologies, discourse, and structure of contemporary Islamic movements, Classical, modern and contemporary Arab philosophers and thinkers.

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