Assistant Professor of Philosophy
- PHI251 History of Philosophy I
- PHI305G Philosophy of Religion
- PHI320 Ethics: Theory and Practice
- PHI/ENS335K Environmental Ethics
- GES145/147/244/246 Western Humanity in Christian Perspective I-IV
B.A., Biola University
M.A. Texas Tech University
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Get to Know Prof. Fakhri
At what point in your life did you know that you wanted to be a philosopher? How did you know?
In my second year as an undergraduate. I converted to Christianity shortly before, and important questions about the meaning of life became very important to me. I realized that philosophy is a good place to ask and try to answer these types of questions.
Tell us about a member of your “cloud of witnesses” (Heb. 12:1) — who’s an earlier Christian whose story inspires, convicts, or challenges you?
The life of St. Anthony the Great as it is portrayed by St. Athanasius of Alexandria has inspired, convicted, and challenged me. Leaving his life behind and dedicating it entirely to Christ is very inspiring.
What are your three favorite movies?
Les Misérables, Let There Be Dragons, The Rite
If we asked the people who know you best to describe you, which three adjectives would they be most likely to use?
Bookish. Pedantic. Droll.