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Tushar Irani

Associate Professor of Letters

Boger Hall, 321

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Russell House, 13 LL


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BA Colgate University
PHD Northwestern University

Tushar Irani

Tushar Irani's research focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. His most recent book, Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (Cambridge University Press, 2017), explores Plato’s views on the role and purpose of argument in civic life.  He is also the co-editor of the forthcoming volume of essays, Philosophy as a Way of Life: Historical, Contemporary, and Pedagogical Perspectives (Wiley, 2020). 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, philosophy as a way of life, the history and practice of rhetoric, Ancient Greek and Roman literature, and the history of ethics (especially virtue ethics).

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Office Hours

Fall 2020: Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm and by appointment via Zoom at https://wesleyan.zoom.us/my/tushar.irani.


Fall 2020
COL 241 - 01
Sophomore Colloquium 1

PHIL 210 - 01
Living a Good Life

PHIL 210 - 02
Living a Good Life

PHIL 210 - 03
Living a Good Life

PHIL 210 - 04
Living a Good Life

Spring 2021
PHIL 201 - 01
Philosophical Classics I