K.D. Irani Visiting Endowed Assistant Professor
Division of Humanities and the ArtsDepartment
BA, Wellesley College
PhD, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
I am the K.D. Irani Visiting Endowed Assistant Professor in the philosophy department at City College of New York. I work primarily in epistemology. I often describe my work in epistemology as being located at the intersection of epistemology and the philosophy of science, but it also overlaps significantly with philosophy of language and philosophy of logic.
I am especially interested basic belief-forming methodologies such as deduction, induction, and inference to the best explanation. Some of my recent research encompasses naturalism, fallibilism, and a priori justification. I am currently working on several interrelated projects in metaepistemology, where I develop and defend an evaluativist view of normative epistemic properties that is somewhat analogous to a constructivist position in metaethics. I have also have interests in applied epistemology; specifically, I am interested in epistemic issues that arise within the banking industry.
"Naturalism, Fallibilism, and the A Priori." Philosophical Studies, 142 (3) (2009): 403-426
"A Priori Justification and Naturalistic Epistemologies." In K. Talmont-Kaminski and M. Milkowski, eds., Topics in Philosophy, 13, Beyond Description: Naturalism and Normativity.London: College Publications, 2010.
"Relative Uncertainty in Term Loan Projection Models: What Lenders Could Tell Risk Managers" Journal of Empirical and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, 24 (4) (2012): 501-511.
"The Self, the Other, and the Mystery of the Mirror." Forthcoming in Leonard Cohen and Philosophy: Everybody Knows. The Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy Series.