Dr Abbas Ahsan

Dr Abbas Ahsan

Department of Philosophy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Abbas Ahsan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham. He is a member of The Global Philosophy of Religion Project directed by Professor Yujin Nagasawa.


  • PhD in Philosophy (University of Birmingham, 2021)
  • MA in Philosophy of Religion (University of Leeds, 2013)
  • BA (Hons) in Interdisciplinary Human Studies (University of Bradford, 2011)


Abbas Ahsan received his PhD in Philosophy at the University of Birmingham in 2021. His doctoral research focused on the application of dialetheism, paraconsistent logics, and formal theories of truth to Islamic theological paradoxes.


Abbas is currently guest editing a special issue entitled Interactions between analytic and Islamic philosophy/theology (European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, forthcoming). His recent publications include 'Beyond the Categories of Truth, Islamic Contradictory Theology . . . Is there any such thing?', and 'Islamic Mystical Dialetheism: Resolving the Paradox of God’s Unknowability and Ineffability'. His areas of research interests are philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, metaphysics, Islamic philosophy of religion, and analytic Islamic theology.