Farzad Mahootian

Clinical Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies

Ph.D. Philosophy, Fordham, 1990

M.A. Chemistry, Georgetown, 1991

Areas of Interest: Origins of Modern Science, Philosophy of Chemistry, Non-equilibrium Dynamics

Course(s) Taught: Social Foundations I and II


  • “The Trial and Execution of Socrates,” in Regan, W., (Ed.) Great Books Written in Prison: Essays on Classic Works from Plato to Martin Luther King, Jr. (2015) 
  • "Jung and Laboratory Ethnographies: Lab as Locus of Transformative Research," with T-M. Linné, in Jung in the Academy and Beyond: The Fordham Lectures - 100 Years Later. New York: Spring Journal, Inc. (in press, 2015)
  • "Metaphor in Chemistry: An Examination of Chemical Metaphor," in Scerri, E., L. McIntyre, (Eds.) Philosophy of Chemistry: Growth of a New Discipline, Springer: Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science (2014) 
  • "Jung and Whitehead: An Interplay of Psychological and Philosophical Perspectives on Rationality and Intuition," with Tara-Marie Linné, in Held, B., and Osbeck, L., (Eds.) Rational Intuition, Cambridge University Press (2014)
  • "Integrating ethicists and social scientists into cutting edge research and technological development," with Gorman, M., Calleja-López, A., Conley, S., in Doorn, N., et al, (Eds.) Opening Up the Lab. Springer (2013) 
  • "Paneth’s epistemology of chemical elements in light of Kant’s Opus postumum," Foundations of Chemistry, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp. 171-184. Springer. (2013) 
  • "Ideals of Human Perfection in Sufism and Transhumanism: A Comparison,” in Tirosh-Samuelson, H., & Mossman, K., (Eds.), Building a Better Human? Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism. Peter Lang Press (2012)
Education & Research Grants:
  • Co-Leader, Research Grant: Sustainability & Human Flourishing; Arizona State University Institute of Humanities Research 2009 – 2010
  • Director, Nexus of Science and Spirit Dialogue and Lecture Series; Grant from Metanexus Institute, sponsored by Templeton Foundation 2005 – 2008
  • Grant writer, “Sustainability and Stewardship in Alaska”; National Science Foundation Grant (NSF-0331261)  2002 – 2004
  • Program Dev. & Eval., NASA Sun-Earth Connection Education Forum; Subcontract with Raytheon Technical Services Company 1998 – 1999
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Earth System Science Community; NASA Learning Technologies Program Cooperative Agreement 1994 – 1998

Updated on 02/19/2016