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Faculty of Philosophy

 

 

Arif Ahmed has been Professor of Philosophy (Grade 12) since October 2022 and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius since 2015. His philosophical outlook is individualistic, atheistic and empiricist and his work applies this approach to questions in metaphysics, the theory of rational choice and philosophy of religion. He has campaigned for many years in defence of free speech and academic freedom. In recognition of this work he was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021 and the Trustees' Award by Index on Censorship.

 

Publications

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Public debates and lectures

Lecture Handouts

Part IA

Sets, Relations and Probability
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5, Lecture 6, Lecture 7, Lecture 8, Worksheet 1, Worksheet 1 - selected answersWorksheet 2, Worksheet 2 - Solutions to Section A

Personal Identity
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4

Frege and Russell
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4

Verificationism and Analyticity
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4

Part IB

Part II

Quine
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Quine glossary

Radical Interpretation
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4

Rational Choice
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4

Wittgenstein: Philosophical Investigations
Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3, Lecture 4, Lecture 5, Lecture 6, Lecture 7, Lecture 8, Lecture 9, Lecture 10, Lecture 11, Lecture 12

 

Contact Details

E-mail address:  ama24@cam.ac.uk
Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge CB2 1TA