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Shyam Nair
  • 2019-2020 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Shyam Nair is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Arizona State University and a 2019-2020 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellow at the Murphy Institute. His research focuses on the intersection of ethics (especially normative ethics, practical reason, and metaethics), epistemology, and philosophical logic. His publications appear in top tier journals, including Philosophical Studies, Mind, and Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, as well as the Oxford Handbook of Reasons and Normativity and The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Southern California. 

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