Wesleyan portrait of Tushar  Irani

Tushar Irani

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Russell House, 13 LL
860-685-4462

Associate Professor of Letters

41 Wyllys Avenue, 321
860-685-4462

tirani@wesleyan.edu

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BA Colgate University
PHD Northwestern University

Tushar Irani

Tushar Irani's research focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.  His recent book, Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (forthcoming from Cambridge University Press), explores Plato’s views on the role and purpose of argument in civic life.  He holds a joint appointment at Wesleyan in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters.  In addition to his work on Plato, he has interests in questions of philosophical method, the history and practice of rhetoric, Ancient Greek and Roman literature, and the history of ethics (especially virtue ethics).

Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Spring 2017: Friday, 12:00pm-2:00pm and by appointment (Boger Hall 321)

Courses

Fall 2017
COL 241 - 01
Sophomore Colloquium

PHIL 303 - 01
Plato

Spring 2018
PHIL 201 - 01
Philosophical Classics I

PHIL 207 - 01
Live Like a Philosopher