I'm a philosopher working on topics in quantum foundations, cognitive science, and political theory.

I completed an MA in philosophy from the University of Waterloo in 2018. During my time in graduate school, I worked on two main research projects: (1) resolving problems in quantum foundations by utilizing quantum information theory in conjunction with the appropriate metaphysical structure (2) the nature and origin of human ownership and property.

Prior to Waterloo, I worked as a software engineer in NYC during the somewhat chaotic 2016 calendar year. To keep the tradition alive, I came back to work in the city in September 2019. I graduated from McGill University in June 2015 with a bachelor’s in Physics & Computer Science. To learn more about my education and work history, take a look at my CV.

Apart from philosophy and political theory, I have an interest in Pashto and Urdu Poetry, existentialist literature, and genres of music embedded in socio-political struggles.

P.S. My legal name is Haider Riaz. But I generally use Haider Riaz Khan as my full name.


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