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College of Arts and Sciences

Rachana Kamtekar


Department and Program Affiliations: 

Academic focus: 
Classical Greek and Roman philosophy

Current research project:   
Ancient determinist-antideterminist arguments

Previous positions:   
Professor, Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2008-2017
Associate Professor, Philosophy, University of Arizona,2004-2008
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1999-2004
Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Williams College, 1995-99

Academic background:
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1995
M.A., Philosophy, University of Chicago, 1989
B.A., Philosophy and religious studies, Stanford University, 1987

Last book read:
“Sum: Tales from the Afterlives,” by David Eagleman

In your own time/when not working:  
Riding my bike, listening to and playing music/singing

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Greek and Indian Skepticism, with Prof. Tad Brennan; Plato; History of Ancient Philosophy

What most excites you about Cornell:
Cornell's focused but relaxed intellectual environment