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 joined the Department in 2017 after teaching for one year at Dartmouth College. He mainly works in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and the history of ethics, but he is also interested in contemporary virtue ethics, political philosophy, and topics at the intersection of philosophy and literature. He is writing a book on Aristotle’s practical epistemology, which was also the topic of his doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago.

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.