Farid Ahmed
Farid Ahmed Professor, Department of Philosophy





Environmental Justice, Health Justice, Human Freedom, Human Rights, Urban Conditions, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Political Philosophy


Farid Ahmed, চিকিৎসকদের শপথ ও সেবাদানের নীতিমালা-প্রেক্ষাপটে কোভিড -১৯, Journal of Sociology, Dhaka University, 13, 1, pp.135-143, 2022.
Farid Ahmed, A Review of Lakatos's Rational Progress Theory on Rationality of Science, Dhaka University Studies, 2023.

Abstract: The rationality of science is debated by contemporary and recent philosophers, and the debate turned vibrant in Popper, Kuhn and Feyerabend. Lakatos's rational progress theory adopts the best parts of Pooper’s hypo-deductive method and Kuhn’s revolutionary approaches to provide a comprehensive framework of justification of science. By designing negative and positive heuristics for scientific rationality, he refutes Humean scepticism that proven knowledge is an untenable ideal. The paper objects “anything goes” principle concerning scientific progress and argues that Lakatos's framework is a better approach to scientific research and progress and demonstrates the justification of scientific theories if triangulation, internal justification, and external verification are considered integral parts of scientific rationality. 

Farid Ahmed and Suchana Sova, চিকিৎসা বিজ্ঞানের পাঠ্যক্রমে চিকিৎসা নীতিবিদ্যার প্রকৃতি ও প্রয়োজনীয়তা: বাংলাদেশের পরিপ্রেক্ষিতে একটি বিচারমুলক অনুসন্ধান, নিবন্ধমালা, উচ্চতর মানববদ্যিা গবষেণা কন্দ্রে , ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়।, 2018.
Farid Ahmed and Suchana Sova, বাংলাদেশের প্রেক্ষাপটে রোগীর তথ্য-অধিকার: একটি পর্যালোচনা, নিবন্ধমালা, উচ্চতর মানববিদ্যা গবেষণা কেন্দ্র , ঢাকা বিশ্ববিদ্যালয়, 2019.
Farid Ahmed, Exploring Meanings of Environmental Justice in the Socio-political Realities of Bangladesh, Perspectives in Social Science, Centre for Advanced Research in Social Sciences, University of Dhaka, 2020.
Farid Ahmed and Nicholas Low, Environmental Justice Dialogues and the Struggle for Human Dignity in the Deciduous Forest of Bangladesh, Journal of Political Ecology, , Vol.20, No. 1, 2020.
Farid Ahmed, Governance for Environmental Human Rights Protection in the Context of Bangladesh: A Policy perspective, Philosophy and Progress, Dev centre for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka., 2021.
Farid Ahmed, Environmental Justice Tensions in Bangladesh rainforest, Journal of Sociology, Dhaka University., Journal of Sociology, Dhaka University, 2021.


Farid Ahmed, Global Health Justice and Identifying Social Determinant of Health: A Case Study on Dengue Pandemic in the Context of Bangladesh, Centre for Moral Development, 2020.

Research Project

Farid Ahmed, Suchana Sova, Sadia Jaman, Arifur Rahman, Moving Forward Ethically in the Era of Medical Advancement and Technology in the Context of Bangladesh, A research project completed with the assistance of Jahangirnagar University., 2023.


Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Lecturer
Period: 1991-1994
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Assistant Professor
Period: 1994-2002
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Associate Professor
Period: 2002-2010
Organization: The University of Melbourne
Position: Tutor/Teaching Associate/Guest Lecturer
Period: 2013-2015
Organization: Jahangirnagar University
Position: Professor
Period: 2010 to date


Farid Ahmed

Department of Philosophy
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Cell Phone: +61469758170
Work Phone: +8801980272687
Email: farid.ahmed@juniv.edu , farid_ahmed_ss@yahoo.com