On May 30th, 31 UG and ASP students graduated with some credential in Philosophy: a Concentration, a Minor, a Major, a Second Major Equivalent, or an Advanced Major.
…our students celebrated while engaging in proper social distancing:
Vanshaj Garg, freshly prepared Philosophy Major, celebrating.
Many congratulations to all – we wish you the best and hope to see all of you when convocation happens!
Defenses, Defenses, Defenses!
In May, no less than 8 students defended their Capstone Thesis or their MLS Thesis in Philosophy via Zoom or Meet and 4 more successfully submitted and passed their theses! Congratulations to all!
Here are the names, defense dates, thesis title, and advisor(s) – sorted by defense date, Philosophy faculty members in blue, other Ashoka faculty in orange, external advisors in pink:
- Jahnavi Jethmalani, May 5th, “Nature, Technology and the Monkey in the Middle”, Clancy Martin
- Jyoti Shankar Nayak, May 5th, “A Liberal Defence of Bounded States”, Danny Weltman & Pratap Bhanu Mehta
- Gaurav Kamath, May 6th, “Expressive Polysemy and How to Process It”, Raja Rosenhagen & Kate Stanton (University of Pittsburgh)
- Devanshi Iyer, May 11th, ” Nagarjuna: the original ‘Devil’s advocate’?”, Alex Watson
- Rudra Cariappa, May 11th, ” Undoing the Nihilist Interpretation of Nāgārjuna: Exploring hermeneutical frameworks in contemporary Buddhology”, Alex Watson
- Divyaj Sharma, May 13th, ” The Problem of Unrealistic Assumptions in Economic Theorizing”, Raja Rosenhagen
- Pranav A S, May 15th, “I Met VIKI on the 29th of August: Why Fully Autonomous Weapon Systems are Defensible and Should Be Developed”, Danny Weltman
- Shivanshu Mishra, May 15th, “Russellian Monism and the Exclusion of Intentionality”, Kranti Saran & Raja Rosenhagen
Also successfully submitted:
- Utkarsh Adhrit, “A Macintyrian Response to Moral Fictionalism”, Danny Weltman
- Srinidhi Balaji, “The Nicomachean Ethics: External goods and eudaimonia”, Aditi Chaturvedi
- Mahati Garimella, ” Panqualityism as a Solution to the Combination Problem”, Kranti Saran & Raja Rosenhagen
- Kanchan Yadav, “Are We All Condemned To Be Hopeful?”, Clancy Martin