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Arshak Balayan
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Arshak Balayan, PhD is a lecturer in philosophy. He earned his PhD from Yerevan State University.
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Lecturer
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
http://aua.academia.edu/ArshakBalayan
060 61 2522

Courses I teach this semester:
CHSS 110 "Introduction to Philosophy"
PSIA 201 "Political Philosophy"
CHSS 112 "Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric"

Office: 118W, PAB
Office hours: MWF 1:30-2:20 or by appointment.

At present I work on moral and epistemological aspects of trust. I am part of PERITIA research team. Please visit https://peritia-trust.eu/ to learn more about PERITIA.

My view: (Please briefly describe your view on the three concepts below)

Students should view education as investment in their future. Teachers should view education as leadership.
Research is primarily problem solving.
Guidance. Academics should be capable of and offer guidance.

Short Bio:

I have earned PhD from Yerevan State University.
I have broad interest in ethics, epistemology and philosophy of science. I am author to a number of published translations and papers in peer reviewed journals. You can see some of my publications at Academia.edu: http://aua.academia.edu/ArshakBalayan
I the past I have taught at Yerevan State University and been a visiting scholar/visiting professor at various leading US universities.

Publications:

Here are 3 recent publications:
Բալայան, Ա. (2021). Ժողովրդավարություն, գիտելիք և տեղեկատվական համակարգ. Մեդիան և տեղեկատվությունը XXI դարի պատերազմներում. գիտաժողովի նյութեր. Խմբ.՝ Դ. Մոսինյան և Ա. Հակոբյան. Երևան, Ակտուալ արվեստ, Բանք: 176-197.
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Balayan, A. (2021). "Teaching Students to Think Critically about Morality Using the Paradigm of Sciences." Scientia Paedagogica Experimentalis LVIII(1): 83-104.
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Donabedian, A., J. Carey and A. Balayan (2020). "Collection Development at Two Armenian University Libraries: A Conversation with Librarians and Faculty." Liber Quarterly: The Journal of the Association of European Research Libraries 30: 1-23.
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You can see these and some other publications from the website indicated above.

On role of knowledge and experts in society (In Armenian) URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feu1TvemdHU
On social and political aspects of trust (In Armenian). URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OguowKsMcv0   
Online lecture series on ethics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrwOy2XZzE&list=PLmwsBqROifgRdIHtZRgSw7mwxbTtBI_3D
No recent papers.