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Brett Yardley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Yardley is an assistant professor of philosophy at DeSales University. He holds a masters of divinity and doctoral degrees from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven and Marquette University. His dissertation, "When to Trust Authoritative Testimony: Generation and Transmission of Knowledge in Saadya Gaon, Al-Ghazâlî, and Thomas Aquinas," addresses the issue of learning from experts within each of the Abrahamic faiths.

Dr. Yardley was a visiting Predoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grantee to Belgium. He has published several articles bringing contemporary social epistemology and historical medieval philosophy to bear on one another, specifically the virtue of trust and authoritative testimony.