Welcome! I am Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University in Northern California, and former Director of the Center for Comparative Philosophy. You can find information about me, my research and papers, and courses at this site. If you are a student in one of my courses, you can find information about your course and reading assignments under the courses tab. I can be contacted by email at:
- "Dark Necessities: An Unconsidered Source of Modal Error in the Yablo-Bealer Debate" at Workshop on Modal Knowledge hosted by Michael Wallner, University of Graz, Austria. March 13, 2020.
- "The Epistemology of Modality and the Problem of Modal Epistemic Friction" at Seminar on Modality hosted by Crispin Wright and Paul Horwich, New York University. March 31, 2020.
- "Mind and Agency in Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy" at Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy conference hosted by Geoff Ashton, University of San Francisco. April 6-7, 2020.
- "Why Fusion is not a Confusion: Philosophical Identity without Borders" at 12th East-West Philosophy Conference, University of Hawaii, Mano. May 22-29, 2020.
- "Perceptual Knowledge in Timothy Williamson and Nyāya" at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture hosted by Jay Shaw, Gol Park, Kolkata. January 6-8, 2020.
- "Disjunctivism and Knowledge-First in Timothy Williamson and Nyāya" at Indian Epistemology Conference hosted by Jennifer Nagel and Ajay Rao, University of Toronto, Canada. November 8, 2019.
- "Which Illusion --Consciousness, the Self, Both, or Neither-- should we accept?" at East Asian Contributions to Panpsychism hosted by Itay Shani, Sun Yat Sen University; Zhuhai, China. June 11-13, 2019.
- "Towards an Attention-First Epistemology" at The Virtues of Attention Conference hosted by Jonardon Ganeri, New York University. April 24-26, 2019.