Seyed Yarandi



Part-time Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream, CLTA)




  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • MA (Philosophy), University of California, Santa Barbara
  • MSc (Logic). Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation (ILLC), University of Amsterdam

Seyed Yarandi’s research interests lie in ethics and epistemology, with a particular focus on their intersection. He explores topics such as normative disagreements, doxastic wronging, and moral and intellectual virtues. Seyed’s 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. Seyed’s 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 his most recent work explores these ideas in their historical context.

Research Interests:

Ethics, Epistemology, Islamic Philosophy


  • “On the Practical Significance of Irrelevant Factors,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy (accepted)
  • “On the Zetetic Significance of Peer Disagreement,” Synthese (forthcoming)
  • “Externalism and Critical Reasoning: A Reconsideration,” Synthese 198, no. 2 (2021): 1201-1216.