Professor Arif Ahmed

  • College positions:
    Nicholas Sallnow-Smith College Lecturer
  • University positions:
    Professor of Philosophy
  • Subjects: Philosophy

Arif Ahmed has been Professor of Philosophy (Grade 12) since October 2022 and a Fellow of Gonville and Caius since 2015. His philosophical outlook is empiricist and his work applies this approach to questions in metaphysics, the theory of rational choice and philosophy of religion. He has campaigned for many years in defence of free speech and academic freedom. In recognition of this work he was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021 and the Trustees' Award by Index on Censorship.

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