Shane was awarded his PhD thesis from the University of Edinburgh. His PhD thesis concerns the nature and value of knowledge. Professor Duncan Pritchard FRSE was his primary supervisor and Professor Jesper Kallestrup was his secondary supervisor. His thesis was examined by Professor John Greco.
After successfully completing his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2013, Shane was awarded funding to visit Kazan (Volga region) Federal University for several months. In 2014 he took up the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Soochow University in Taipei. For the last year of his postdoctoral research he was awarded funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan for a project on the topic of wisdom. In August 2016, Shane started as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Nazarbayev University.
Shane’s research includes, but is not limited to, wisdom, applied epistemology, and paternalism. He has presented his research at numerous international conferences and has given various departmental level talks across Asia. He has also organised and assisted the organising of conferences and workshops, including the East-West Philosophy Forum. Since 2014 Shane has peer reviewed manuscripts for a number of prestigious journals, including The Philosophical Quarterly, American Philosophical Quarterly, and Dao.
Ryan, S., 2017 In : Philosophy. 92, 2, p. 249-269
Virtue Epistemology and Confucian Philosophy
Ryan, S., Mi, C., 2017 The Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology. Routledge,
The Contribution of Confucius to Virtue Epistemology
Ryan, S., Mi, C., 2017 Epistemology for the Rest of the World.
Libertarian Paternalism is Hard Paternalism
Ryan, S., 2017 In : Analysis.
Ryan, S., 2017 In : Journal of Philosophical Research.
Wisdom: Understanding and the Good Life
Ryan, S., 2016 In : Acta Analytica.
Why Knowledge is Special
Ryan, S., 2016 In : Philosophy.
Trust: A Recipe
Ryan, S., 2016 In : Think.
Skilful Reflection as an Epistemic Virtue
Ryan, S., Mi, C., 2016 Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy.
Skilful Reflection as a Master Virtue
Ryan, S., Mi, C., 2016 In : Synthese.
Review of Barry Allen's Vanishing Into Things
Ryan, S., Mi, C., 2016 In : Philosophy East and West.
Reflective Knowledge: Knowledge Extended
Ryan, S., Mi, C., 2016 Extended Epistemology.
Ryan, S., 2016 In : International Journal of Applied Philosophy.
Paternalism: An Analysis
Ryan, S., 2016 In : Utilitas.
Zagzebski on Rationality
Ryan, S., Pritchard, D., 2014 In : European Journal for Philosophy of Religion.
The Value of Knowledge
Ryan, S., 2014 In : Dialogue and Universalism.
Standard Gettier Cases: A Problem for Greco?
Ryan, S., 2014 In : Grazer Philosophische Studien.
A Humean Account of Testimonial Justification
Ryan, S., 2014 In : Logos and Episteme.