Shane Ryan

School of Sciences and Humanities, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Assistant Professor

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.