Tushar Irani
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Letters, Wesleyan University

Tushar Irani holds a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. He is the author of Plato on the Value of Philosophy: The Art of Argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Written by Tushar Irani

In the pursuit of truth: Martin Luther King addressing residents of Watts, Los Angeles in 1965. Photo by Bettmann/Getty

Essay/
History of ideas
What is good rhetoric?

Plato said we ought to be suspicious of persuasive speakers and the appeal to emotions. But rhetoric can be a civic good

Tushar Irani