Josh Hayes


Dr. Josh Hayes is an Associate Fellow at KFCRIS. He works as an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Alvernia University. He has held numerous teaching and visiting appointments at Santa Clara University, Loyola Marymount University, University of San Francisco, and Stanford University. He obtained his PhD and his master’s degree in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research and his bachelor degree in Classics-History-Politics from Colorado College. His research interests encompass ancient philosophy, medieval Islamic philosophy, and contemporary continental philosophy.


Major Works

“The Concept of Shame in the Medieval Islamic Tradition,” in Cecilea Mun (ed.), Cultural Perspectives on Shame: Unities and Diversities, Routledge, 2023.

“Al-Fārābī’s Phenomenology of the Political Imagination,” in Alireza Sayad Mansour and Hamid Malekzadeh (eds.), The Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology, Iranian Political Science Association, 2022.

“Cosmopolitanism in the Medieval Arabic and Islamic World,” in Andrew LaZella and Richard A. Lee Jr. (eds.), Edinburgh Critical History of Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Edinburgh University Press, 2020.

Kata Moser, Urs Gösken, and Josh Hayes (eds.), Heidegger in the Islamicate in World, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019.

Ahmed Alwishah and Josh Hayes (eds.), Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition, Cambridge University Press, 2015.