Welcome! I am Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University in Northern California, and occasional 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:
- "What does a Modal Normativist Know about Metaphysical Modality?" with A. Mallozzi 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" with M. Wallner at Seminar on Modality hosted by Crispin Wright and Paul Horwich, New York University. March 31, 2020.
- "Artificial Intelligence, the Value of Consciousness, and Sāṃkhya-Yoga Mind-Consciousness Dualism" at Sāṃkhya-Yoga Philosophy conference hosted by Geoff Ashton, University of San Francisco. April 6-7, 2020.
- "Anti-Exceptionalism and Post-Humanism as Modern Lenses on Phenomenal Consciousness" at Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Annual Conference hosted by SACP Committee, University of San Francisco. October 1-4, 2020.
- "Perceptual Knowledge in Timothy Williamson and Jay Shaw & Stephen Phillips on 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 Jay Shaw & Stephen Phillips on Nyāya" at Indian Epistemology Conference hosted by Jennifer Nagel and Ajay Rao, University of Toronto, Canada. November 8, 2019.
- "Which Illusion Should We Accept? -The Epistemic Argument Against Dual Illusionism and Asymmetric Illusionism about the Self and Consciousness" 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.