Ali Hasan

Ali Hasan
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
PhD, University of Washington, 2008
272 English-Philosophy Building
Office Hours: 
Wednesday 12:00-3:00
Research Interests: 

epistemology, philosophy of mind, early modern philosophy, ethics

Professor Hasan's research and teaching interests include epistemology, philosophy of mind, and early modern philosophy with an emphasis on issues related to perception and perceptual knowledge. He is also interested in ethics, including such topics as moral epistemology, ethical intuitionism, and the ethics of belief. 

Prof. Hasan's web site:

Selected Publications: 
  • “Skepticism and Spatial Objects,” forthcoming in The International Journal for the Study of Skepticism.
  •  “In Defense of Rationalism about Abductive Inference,” forthcoming in Inference to the Best Explanation, Poston and McCain (eds.), Oxford University Press.
  • “Foundationalist Theories of Epistemic Justification” (co-authored with Richard Fumerton).  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • “Knowledge by Acquaintance and Knowledge by Description” (co-authored with Richard Fumerton).  Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
  • “Review of Albert Casullo, Essays on A Priori Knowledge and Justification (Oxford University Press 2012).” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
  • ‘Internalist Foundationalism and the Sellarsian Dilemma." Res Philosophica 2013.
  • "Al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd on Divine Creation, Will, and Justice." In J. Diller and A. Kasher (eds.) Models of God and Other Ultimate Realities. Springer 2013.
  • "Phenomenal Conservatism, Classical Foundationalism, and Internalist Justification." Philosophical Studies 2013.
  • "Classical Foundationalism and Bergmann's Dilemma for Internalism." Journal of Philosophical Research 2011.


         A Critical Introduction to the Epistemology of Perception.  (In Press, Bloomsbury Academic)


Work in Progress: 
  • "A Puzzle for Accounts of Rationality"
  • “Laws and Causes in Descartes’ Physics”