Dhananjay Jagannathan
Dhananjay Jagannathan

I am currently (2016-17) a lecturer in philosophy at Dartmouth College, teaching courses on ancient philosophy and ethics.

I completed my PhD in the Department of Philosophy and the Joint Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy at the University of Chicago. My dissertation The Labors of Wisdom defended a novel account of the nature of practical wisdom (φρόνησις) and its role in Aristotle's ethics and politics, focusing on its origins in the ethical experience needed to exercise the virtues.

Before Chicago, I studied ancient philosophy at Oxford and Cambridge on a Marshall Scholarship. For five years I held a Beinecke Scholarship for graduate study in the humanities. I did my first degree at the University of Texas at Austin in philosophy and classics.

On this website you can read more about my research and translation projects under work and about my teaching. I also maintain a profile on Academia.edu.

I write about ancient philosophy from time to time, along with former colleagues of mine at Cambridge, at Blogistikon. I occasionally help to interview philosophers for Elucidations, a podcast at the University of Chicago - I talked to Julia Annas about virtue ethics on Episode 57 and to Mark Schroeder about reasons for action and belief.

Contact: d.jagannathan@gmail.com
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