Philosophy Professor Receives Prestigious Award in India

NYU Abu Dhabi Professor Jonardon Ganeri has received the Infosys Prize in India for his contributions to the cross-cultural study of philosophy.

Ganeri has taught Classical Indian Philosophy, Subjectivity, and Philosophy of Mind courses.

He was recognized for "outstanding scholarship and originality in interpreting and scrutinizing analytical Indian philosophy and shedding light on shared ground as well as the dichotomy between Indian and Greek traditions of philosophical reasoning," said the Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) in a press release.

The award is given annually to honor outstanding research across six disciplines: humanities, engineering and computer sciences, life sciences, mathematical sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. The foundation was established in India in 2009.

Philosophy begins with a sense of awe and wonder, and curiosity about the world and about our place within it. It's an attempt to seek to understand by moving from perplexity to clarity.

Jonardon Ganeri, philosophy professor
NYUAD philosophy professor Jonathan Ganeri accepts the Infosys Prize at a ceremony in India.

Ganeri brings to the study of Indian philosophy a tremendous range of work, spanning the fields of logic, the semantics of natural language, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of psychology, ethics, and in recent years, even political philosophy, ISF added.

Ganeri and five other 2015 Infosys Prize winners were celebrated at a ceremony in New Delhi attended by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee. The prize for each category includes a gold medallion, citation certificate, and cash award.