Nilanjan Das

Nilanjan Das (by Diana Tyszko)


Associate Professor



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  • BA (Philosophy, with minors in Sanskrit and Mathematics), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • MA (Philosophy, with specialization in Mathematical Logic), Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  • PhD (Philosophy, with minor in Linguistics), MIT

Nilanjan Das works on epistemology and Sanskrit philosophy. In epistemology, he thinks about connections between self-knowledge and rationality. In Sanskrit philosophy, he focuses on debates between Buddhist and Brahminical thinkers about the nature of the self, knowledge, and self-knowledge. He is currently writing a book on the 12th-century Indian philosopher and poet, Śrīharṣa.

Dr. Das is also one of the organizers of the London Group for Formal Philosophy and an associate editor of MIND.

Research Interests:

Sanskrit Philosophy, Epistemology