American University of Beirut

New Appointments


We are delighted to welcome two new faculty members joining our department in the Fall 2023-24

Dr Mousa Mohammadian 

Dr Mousa Mohammadian specializes in philosophy of science and its history, metaphysics, and Islamic philosophy, especially Ibn Sina. He received his Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science (Philosophy of Science Track) from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. Dr. Mohammadian has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values (University of

Notre-Dame) and a Fellow at the Institute Vienna Circle, University of Vienna. In the spring 2024, he will be a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh. Dr Mohammadian is the author of several articles. Among his most recent publications: “An Armstrongian defense of dispositional monist accounts of laws of nature,” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 12(3) (2022), art. 52; “Virtues of ‘values’ and ‘virtues’: on theoretical virtues and the aim of science,” Metascience, 31(3) (2022), 297–302.

Dr Caner Turan 

Dr. Caner Turan earned his PhD from Tulane University in 2022 and his MA from King’s College London. He specializes in metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics. Recently, he has been working on biomedical ethics. He is the author of “Necessary Constructivism in Kant’s Moral Theory,” in The Philosophy of Kant (Nova Science Publishers, 2019). His other publications include “Are Ambitious Evolutionary Debunking Arguments Self-Refuting?,” Southwest Philosophical Studies 43 (2021) and “Does Autonomous Moral Reasoning Favor Consequentialism?," Estudios de Filosofía (Vol. 65, 2022).

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