Dhananjay Jagannathan

Dhananjay Jagannathan

Research Interest

Assistant Professor | Columbia University

B.A. in Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin (2009)

M.St. in Ancient Philosophy, University of Oxford (2010)

M.Phil. in Classics, University of Cambridge (2011)

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Chicago (2017)

Dhananjay Jagannathan specializes in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, the history of ethics and political philosophy, and value theory. His recent research has focused on two strands of Aristotle's thought: the intertwining of ethics and politics; and ethical knowledge and practical wisdom. He is currently finishing a book manuscript on the latter entitled Aristotle's Practical Epistemology. Other research interests include neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics, political liberalism and its limits, and tragedy as a literary and a moral concept.

Upcoming Publications

"Right Reason and Practical Truth", forthcoming in Jennifer Frey & Christopher Frey, eds., Practical Reason, Knowledge, and Truth: Essays on Aristotelian Themes (Oxford UP).

"Reciprocity and Political Justice in Nicomachean Ethics V" forthcoming in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie.

Selected Publications

"The 'Common Good'" in Paul Cartledge & Carol Atack, eds., A Cultural History of Democracy vol 1 (Bloomsbury, 2021), pp. 57-76.

“Every man a legislator: Aristotle on political wisdom”. Apeiron vol 54, issue 2 (2019), pp. 395-414.

“On making sense of oneself: reflections on Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending”. Philosophy and Literature vol. 39, issue 1A (2015), pp. 106-121.