Portrait of Dr Yafeng Shan

Dr Yafeng Shan

Research Associate in Philosophy


Dr Yafeng Shan joined the University of Kent in 2019, having previously held teaching and research positions at Tel Aviv University and Durham University. He completed his PhD at University College London in 2016.

Research interests

Yafeng mainly works on philosophy of science, epistemology, and metaphysics. Currently he is working on the metaphysics of causation in his BA/Leverhulme-funded project 'The Metaphysical Foundations of Evidential Pluralism' (2020-2022). 

In addition, he is working with Jon Williamson on the epistemology of causation in the Leverhulme project 'Evidential Pluralism in the Social Sciences' (2019-2022).


Yafeng teaches logic, epistemology, and philosophy of science.

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