& welcome! My name is Denish and I’m a PhD student in philosophy at Harvard University. I mostly work in epistemology and philosophy of mind, and am particularly interested in if / how emotions can be epistemically important. (My hunch is yes & that it all has something to do with how emotions, in contrast to other mental states, are formed & function in our overarching mental architectures.) I’m also broadly interested in social epistemology, irrationality (what it is, what makes it happen & what functions it might serve), and when our minds and brains work abnormally. The world is a beautifully messy place and I find philosophy to be one of the best ways to actively engage with it in earnest.

Beyond these philosophical interests, I am a strong proponent of engaging in active discourse on a broad range of sociopolitical issues, complementary to sustained activist efforts. Also a huge fan of classical music, literature, and people.

Subsequent pages include links to my CV, a blog that will hopefully be updated with some frequency, errata that I (and maybe you!) find fun, and methods to contact me.