Seyed Yarandi

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Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
Building MW 384


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto, 2022
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2018
  • M.Sc., Logic, University of Amsterdam, 2014
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Tehran, 2012

Research Interests

Ethics, Epistemology, Islamic Philosophy.

My research interests lie in ethics and epistemology, with a particular focus on their intersection. I explore topics such as normative disagreements, doxastic wronging, and moral and intellectual virtues. My work fuses contemporary analytic philosophy with insights drawn from Islamic philosophy. The diversity of traditions in Islamic philosophy provides rich and valuable resources for addressing a range of questions in ethics and epistemology. My engagement with Islamic philosophy has also fostered a scholarly and historical interest in the ideas of great philosophers such as Ibn Sina, Tusi, and Sadra. Some of my most recent work explores these ideas in their historical context.


(Accepted) ‘On the Practical Significance of Irrelevant Factors’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy

(Forthcoming) ‘On the Zetetic Significance of Peer Disagreement’. Synthese

2021 ‘Externalism and Critical Reasoning: a Reconsideration’. Synthese, 198(2), 1201- 1216

Teaching Interests

Teaching in 2023-24

PHLB91: Theories of Human Nature
PHLC89: Topics in Analytic Philosophy
PHLC14: Topics in Non-Western Philosophy: Islamic Philosophy
PHLC20: Theory of Knowledge
PHLC43: History of Analytic Philosophy