Wesleyan portrait of Tushar  Irani

Tushar Irani

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Russell House, 13 LL

Associate Professor of Letters

Boger Hall, 321

Associate Professor, Education Studies


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BA Colgate University
PHD Northwestern University

Tushar Irani

Tushar Irani's research focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. He is the author of Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of the recent volume of essays, Philosophy as a Way of Life: Historical, Contemporary, and Pedagogical Perspectives (Wiley, 2020). Irani holds a joint appointment at Wesleyan in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters. Beginning in the spring of 2021, he will be serving as Director of 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). For his professional website, see here.

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Office Hours

Spring 2021: Wednesday, 10:00-11:00am and by appointment via Zoom at https://wesleyan.zoom.us/my/tushar.irani.


Fall 2023
COL 241 - 01
Sophomore Colloquium 1

PHIL 152 - 01
Living Good Life: Greek Lab

PHIL 195 - 01
Mellon Mays Fall Seminar

PHIL 207Q - 01
Live Like a Philosopher

PHIL 210 - 03
Living a Good Life

PHIL 210 - 04
Living a Good Life

Spring 2024
PHIL 196 - 01
Mellon Mays Spring Seminar

PHIL 201 - 01
Philosophical Classics I

PHIL 207 - 01
Live Like a Philosopher

PHIL 350 - 01
Radical Self-Care