Portrait of Masahiro Yamada
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  • Degrees
    PhD, Philosophy, New York University
    MA, Philosophy, Brown University
    BA, Philosophy, Brown University
  • Research Interests
    Epistemology, Action Theory, Philosophy of Mind

Masahiro Yamada is an associate professor of philosophy at Claremont Graduate University. Yamada’s specialization is epistemology, including related areas in the philosophy of mind and action theory. His other interests include phenomenology and history of philosophy, especially Aristotle’s views on change and biology. At CGU, he teaches courses in Contemporary Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, and Reasoning Under Uncertainty.

With both a BA and MA in Philosophy from Brown University, Yamada went on to receive his PhD in Philosophy from New York University.


“Taking Aim at the Truth.” Philosophical Studies 157, no. 1 (2012): 47–59.

“Getting It Right by Accident.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83, no. 1 (2011): 72–105.

“Rule-following: A Pedestrian Approach.” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80, no. 2 (2010): 283–311.

“A New Argument for Evidentialism?” Philosophia 38, no. 2 (2010): 399–404.

Co-authored with Peter Kung. “A Neglected Way of Begging the Question.” American Philosophical Quarterly 47, no. 3 (2010): 287–94.

Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Manifest Reality
Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Social Epistemology
Introduction to Ethics
Value & Objectivity
Topics in Contemporary Philosophy: Early Analytic Philosophy
Central Problems in Philosophy
Reasoning Under Uncertainty