Area of Focus

David Bennett’s research interests include the early Muʿtazilites, heresiography and religious plurality, philosophy of mind in the Arabic tradition, dreams, illusions, and madness. His recent publications have been on cognisable content (maʿānī), sense perception, and light/dark dualism in Islamic sources. He is currently committed to a translation of al-Ashʿarī’s Maqālāt for the Library of Arabic Literature.