Mirsaeid Mousavi Karimi

Department of Philosophy
(1998-present)



Mirsaeid Mousavi Karimi is an Associate Professor at Mofid University’s Department of Philosophy. His research focuses on metaphysics of science, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. 

Dr. Mousavi Karimi holds a PhD in Philosophy of Science from University of Bristol, UK, where he studied scientific realism. He received his B.Sc. and Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tehran and his second Master's degree in Philosophy of Science from Sharif University of Technology.

Before his graduate studies, he began seminary studies in 1981. His training comprised 10 years of study on elementary and advanced level courses, 4 years on courses of Advanced Islamic Jurisprudence and Principles (Kharej-e Fiqh and Usul), and 12 years on Islamic Philosophy.

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Books


Mousavi Karimi, M. (Translator) (2000) Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes, by: J.M. Douglas. Tehran: Farabi Publication.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2021) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Language and Religious Language. Qom: Mofid University Press.

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PERSIAN JOURNAL PAPERS (Published):

Mousavi Karimi, M. (1998) “How do we design a chemical plant?” Quarterly Scientific & Research Journal of Kashan University, Year 4, No.4, pp. 37-48.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2000) “A Critical Look on The Article “Critical Analysis of the Principality of Existences,” Nameh-Ye Mofid: Quarterly Journal of Mofid University, Vol. 6, No.1, Serial No. 21, Spring 2000, pp. 181-204.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2000-1) “Modern Cosmology, Creatio ex Nihilo and Creatio Continua,” Science and Religion Bulletin, Fall 2000 & Winter 2001, Vol. 4, No. 9-10, pp. 1-38.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2001) “The Origin of the Universe and Modern Cosmology,” NameH-Ye Mofid: Quarterly Journal of Mofid University, Vo1. 7, No. 1, Spring 2001, pp. 209-38.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2002) “The Rationality of Scientific Knowledge and T. Kuhn’s Philosophy of Science,” Zehn (Mind), A Quarterly Journal of Epistemology and Related Fields, Vol. 3, No.2, pp. 57-89.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2009) “Can the Continuous Creation of Matter out of Nothing in the Steady-State Theory be Explained Physically?” Nameh-Ye Mofid: Quarterly Journal of Mofid University, Vol. 5, No.74, Serial No. 2, pp. 3-17.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2009) “Which Theology? Which History? A Critique of the Article of “A Critical Look at Theological Historiography”,” Nameh-Ye Mofid: Quarterly Journal of Mofid University, Vol. 5, No.74, Serial No. 2, pp. 51-71.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2010) “Deliverance from Kant’s Problematic View on Existence in the Light of Avicenna’s Philosophy,” Metaphysics, Year 46, New Series, Year 2, No. 5 &6, (Spring and Summer 1389), pp. 39-58.
Mousavi Karimi, M. &N. Usefian (2010) “Constructivist Epistemology and Social Constructionism,” Jameh Pazooheshi Farhangi (Sociological Cultural Studies), Volume 1, Issue 1, Summer 2010, pp. 129-143.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2011) “Immanuel Kant and Max Black’s Argument in favor of Sadra’s Thesis of the Fundamentality of Existence,” Kheradname-ye Sadra, No. 64, (Summer 1390), pp. 81-99.
Mousavi Karimi, M. & H. T. Haeri (2012) “Hafiz, a Compatibilist-Fatalist Poet,” Journal of Persian Language and Literature (Gawhar-I Guya), 6th Year, No. 3, 23, Fall & Winter 1391, pp 149-182.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2013) “The Problem of Existence, Kant’s Problematic View and The Failure of Frege’s Approach,” Pazooheshhay Kalami-Falsafi (Journal of Philosophical Theological Research), No 3-4, Spring & Summer 2013, pp. 277-302.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2013) “Kant’s Problematic View of Existence and the Failure of Logical Approach Solution,” Shenakht (Knowledge), No. 68/1, (Spring & Summer 1392), pp 109-132.
Mousavi Karimi, M., A. S. Mansour & M. H. Jafariyan (2013) “The Nature of Intellectual Intuition in Ibn-Sina’s Plan of Mashreghi Ehics,” History Of Philosophy, Fall 1392, No 14, pp 9-28.
Mousavi Karimi, M. & M. H. Jafariyan (2013) “The Extension & Limitation of Intellectual Intuition in Ibn-Sina’s Theory of Mashreghi Ehics,” Naghd & Nazar, 18th Year, No 3 (71), Fall 1392, pp 51-65.
Mousavi Karimi, M. & H. T. Haeri (2014) “Quranic Exegetes and Paul Tillich: Is the Language of Religion Cognitively Meaningful?” Hikmat Isra, Volume 5, Issue 18, Winter 1392, pp. 37-72.
Mousavi Karimi, M., A. Abdolabadi & M. H. Jafariyan (2014) “The Meaning & The Subject of Intellectual Intuition in Ibn-Sina’s Plan of Mashreghi Ehics,” History of Philosophy, No 17, Summer 93, pp 169-186.
Mousavi Karimi, M. & H. T. Haeri (2014) “Three Theories in Religious Language and Six Quran Commentators,” Philosophy of Religion, Volume 11, Issue 3, Winter 2014, pp 393-428.
Mousavi Karim, M. & M. H. Ja’farian (2014) “Moral Reliabilism in Avicenna’s Mashreghi Treatises,” Revelatory Ethics, Volume 4, Issue 7, Autumn & Winter 2014, pp. 57-70.
Mousavi Karim, M. & M. H. Ja’farian (2014) “A Study of the Manner of Ascribing Moral Laws to the Laws of Nature in Kant’s Moral Metaphysics,” Metaphysics, Volume 6, Issue 18, Autumn & Winter 2014, pp. 49-60.
Mousavi Karim, M & M. H. Ja’farian (2015) “Evaluation of the Ethical Function of Fiction in Ibn-Sina’s Mashreghi Treatises,” Hasti va Shenakht (Journal of Existence and Knowledge), Volume 2, Issue 1-Serial Number 3, Spring & Summer 2015, pp. 133-144.
Mousavi Karim, M. & S. M. M. E'temad (2015) “The Relation between Explanatory Virtues and the Limitation of Hungerford’s Objection,” Zehn (Mind), Serial Number 16, Issue 63, Autumn 2015, pp. 131-164.
Mousavi Karim, M. & S. M. M. E’temad (2015) “Inference to the Best Explanation and “the Bad Lot Objection”,” Hasti va Shenakht (Journal of Existence and Knowledge), Volume 2, Issue 2 - Serial Number 4, Autumn & Winter 2015, pp. 111-130.
Mousavi Karim, M. & J. Moazzenzade (2015) “The Problem of Unobservables: A Defense of Van Fraassen’s Distinction between Observables and Unobservables,” Metaphysics, Volume 7, Issue 20, Serial Number 14, Autumn & Winter 2015, pp. 45-64.
Mousavi Karim, M. & S. M. M. E’temad (2015) “Inability of Stephens’ Model to Limit ‘the Better Safe than Sorry Argument’,” Philosophy of Science, Volume 5, Issue 10, Autumn & Winter 2015, pp. 1-20.
Mousavi Karim, M. & M. H. Ja’farian (2016) “The Meaning and the Nature of Action according to Ibn Sina’s Moral Middle Term”, Naghd va Nazar, Volume 21, Issue 81, Spring 2016, pp. 78-91.
Mousavi Karim, M. & M. Rabiee (2016) “Abd al-Razzaq Lahiji on Divine Wisdom: A Critical Assessment,” Philosophy of Religion, Volume 13, Issue 1, Spring 2016, pp. 23-42.
Mousavi Karim, M. & J. Moazzenzade (2016) “Do We See Through Telescope but not through Microscope?” Philosophy of Science, Volume 6, Issue 11, Spring & Summer 2016, pp. 127-148.
Mousavi Karim, M. & M. H. Ja’farian (2016) “The Nature of the Propositions of the Language of Avicennian Ethics: Self-Evident or Generally Accepted?” Revelatory Ethics, Volume 6, Issue 10, Spring & Summer 2016, pp. 29-46.
Mousavi Karim, M. & A. Kh. Renani (2016) “Criticizing Daniel Dennett’s Argument for Compatibilism,” Hekmat va Falsafeh (Wisdom and Philosophy), Volume 12, No. 2, Summer 2016, Page 21-36.
Mousavi Karim, M. & H. T. Haeri (2016) “Mawlawī (Rumi) and Two Approaches toward Religious Language: Univocalism and Equivocalism,” Bahar-e-Adab, Year 9, No 3, Autumn 2016, Serial No. 33, pp. 151-172.
Mousavi Karimi, M., F. M. Karimi, R. Akbarian & M. Saeedi Mehr (2016-2017) “Critical Evaluation of Eliminative Materialism”, Hasti va Shenakht (Journal of Existence and Knowledge), Volume 3, Issue 2, Fall 2016 & Winter 2017, pp. 19-42.
Mousavi Karim, M. & A. Maleki (2017) “A Critique of Frege’s View on the True Essence and the Inessential Properties of Thought,” Journal of Philosophical Investigations, Volume 11, Issue 20, Summer and Autumn 2017, pp. 265-282.
Mousavi Karim, M. & J. D. Aghajani (2017) “On the Continuity of Divine Grace: An Empirical Argument and a Philosophical Analysis,” Philosophy of Religion Research (Namah-I Hikmat), Volume 15, Issue 1 - Issue Serial Number 29, Summer and Autumn 2017, pp. 23-39.
Mousavi Karim, M. & S. M. M. E’temad (2017) “An Analysis of Probabilistic Criteria in Inference to the Best Explanation,” Logical Studies, Article 2, Volume 8, Issue 2 - Serial Number 16, Summer and Autumn 2017, pp. 25-48.
Mousavi Karim, M. & A. Maleki (2018) “The Consistency between Religion and Philosophy in Regard to “God and His Creation” and “the Eternity of the World”, based on the Views of Fârâbi and Ibn-Sina,” Philosophy of Religion, Volume 15, Issue 1, Spring 2018, Pages 51-72.
Mousavi Karim, M. & J. Moazzenzade (2018) “In Defence of Ontological Realism without Commitment to Epistemological Realism,” Zehn (Mind), Volume 19, No 74, Summer 2018, pp. 83-112.
Mousavi Karim, M. & S. M. M. E’temad (2019) “Deficiency of Probabilistic Approach for Settling Voltaire’s Objection,” Methodology of Social Science and Humanities (MSSH), Vol 25, Issue 98, Spring 2019, pp. 139-150.
Mousavi Karim, M. & A. Maleki (2019) “Frege’s Linguistic Turn: It’s Nature and Influences,” Hasti va Shenakht (Journal of Existence and Knowledge), Vol 6, Issue 1-Serial No. 11, Winter and Spring 2019, pp. 31-48.
Mousavi Karim, M. (2020) “Scientific Realism and the Underdetermination Argument,” Hasti va Shenakht (Journal of Existence and Knowledge), Volume 7, Issue 1, Winter and Spring 2020, pp 1-52.
41. Mousavi Karim, M., A. Yarizadeh & Ali Ghanbarnejad (2020) “The Problem of Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freewill: Critical Analysis of Classical Solutions on the Basis of Zagzebski’s Opinion,” Philosophy of Religion, Volume 17, Issue 4, Winter 2020, pp. 683-713.
ENGLISH JOURNAL PAPERS (Published):

Mousavi Karimi, M. (2011) “Adolf Grünbaum on the Steady-State Theory and Creatio Continua of Matter out of Nothing,” Zygon, vol. 46, no. 4 (December 2011), pp. 857-871.
Mousavi Karimi, M. (2018) “Ibn-Sina’s Solution to Kant’s Challenging View of Existence,” Philosophy East and West, Volume 68, Number 1, January 2018, pp. 112- 139.
Assistant Professor 2001-2002 - Mofid University:
Philosophy of Science
History of Science
Science and Civilization in Islam

Associate Professor 2008-present - Mofd University:

Philosophy of Science
Analytic Philosophy
Epistemology
Research Methods for Philosophy Students
Philosophy of Mind
Metaphysics
Philosophy of Religion
Science & Religion
Religious Language
Religious Epistemology

Associate Professor 2009-2017 - Sharif University of Technology:
Philosophy of Science
Analytic Metaphysics
Epistemology
Special Topics in Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Language
Comparative Epistemology
Associate Professor of Philosophy - 2001-Present - Mofid University, Iran
Associate Professor of Philosophy - 2009-2017 - Sharif University of Technology, Iran
A Member of the Board of Directors and the Managing Director - 1991-Present
Maktab Amir Al-Mo'menin's (pbuh) Educational, Research, Scientific and Religious Charitable Institution
A Member of the Board of Trustees - 1993-Present - Mofid University, Iran
The Vice-Chancellor - 2013-2017 - Mofid University, Iran
A Member of the Editorial Board - 2009-Present - Name-Ye Mofid/Hasti va Shenakht (Journal of Existence and Knowledge), Iran
A Member of the Editorial Board - 2011-Present - Journal of Philosophy of Science, Iran

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"The Laws of Nature and Creatio ex Nihilo" (February, 2007) University of Bristol.

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Seminars:
"The Laws of Nature and Creatio ex Nihilo" (February, 2007) University of Bristol.
“Deliverance from Kant’s Problematic View on Existence in the Light of Avicenna’s Philosophy” (December, 2010) Mofid University.
“How Immanuel Kant and Max Black’s Argues in favor of Sadra’s Thesis of the Fundamentality of Existence” (February, 2011) Mofid University.
“Naturalized Metaphysics” (February, 2013) Mofid University.
“Scientific Realism and the Fundamentality of Existence: Introduction” (April, 2017) Mofid University.
“Scientific Realism and the Fundamentality of Existence: The Underdetermination Argument & The Existential Realism” (May, 2017) Mofid University.
“Scientific Realism and the Fundamentality of Existence: The Pessimistic Meta-Induction Argument & The Existential Realism” (December, 2017) Mofid University.
“Scientific Realism and the Fundamentality of Existence: A New Solution for Rejecting Anti-Realists’ Arguments and Defending Scientific Realism” (January, 2018) Mofid University.