Arshak Balayan

Arshak Balayan PSIA Arshak Balayan specializes in ethics and epistemology. He received his doctorate degree from Yerevan State University in 2009.  Before joining AUA, he taught at Yerevan State University.  He also was a visiting scholar at Harvard University for 3 consecutive spring semesters. Arshak Balayan is author to a manual of philosophy for university students in Armenia.  He is also author to on-line lectures series on introduction to ethics.  Currently he is working on a book on Armenian research libraries and the Armenian information infrastructure with two colleagues.  He has published a number of academic papers, mostly in Armenian scholarly journals.

Name, Title
Arshak Balayan, Adjunct Lecturer

Education, Degree
MA, PhD Yerevan State University

Office location
110W, Paramaz Avedisian Building

[email protected]

(+374 60) 61 26 70

Office hours
Mondays, Wednesdays 2:00 – 3:30pm

Areas of research and teaching specialization
Ethics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Courses currently taught

PSIA385 Global Justice
CHSS 110 Introduction to Philosophy
CHSS 111 Introduction to Ethics
CHSS 112 Introduction to Logic and Rhetoric
CHSS 212 Epistemology & Philosophy of Science
EC 235 Communication Ethics


BOOK: Philosophy: Abridged Lectures”, Yerevan, Zangak-97, 2016 (2nd Edition), 2012 (1st Edition)

Recent Articles

  • Legitimacy of Political Power: From Contract Theory to Collective Intentionality, Yerevan University Bulletin, Yerevan, YSU Press, 2016, Issue # 2(20), pp. 17-27
  • Moral Grounds and Limits of Tolerance, Философия. Язык. Культура. Выпуск 5, Алетейя, Санкт-Петербург, 2014, pp. 337-351.
  • On Relations of Freedom and Power, Proceedings of International Conference “Challenges of Modernity. Philosophical and Psychological Issues, October 10-12, 2014, YSU Press, Yerevan, 2014, pp. 61-65.