Udit Bery

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Before coming to Yale, Udit read classics Mods and Greats at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he also completed a BPhil in Philosophy writing his thesis on causation in Plato (with a focus on the Philebus). He is interested in questions about how something can explain something else, whether all things can be explained, whether substantial selves exist and if they don’t how can we articulate personhood and account for self-knowledge, and how different philosophers in the history of the discipline formulated and tackled such questions. During the BPhil, Udit spent a fair amount of time reading the central books of Aristotle’s Metaphysics concentrating on hylomorphism and modal metaphysics. Apart from ancient philosophy, Udit worked quite a bit on Kant including the role of the Principle of Sufficient Reason in Kant’s system and how Kant’s views on the self relate to the possibility of a science of psychology. He is also the book review editor for a new journal in ancient philosophy, Dialogoi (https://www.euppublishing.com/loi/anph). Apart from philosophy, Udit enjoys opera, good wine, and cooking. At Yale, Udit plans on continuing to indulge all these interests and perhaps some new ones.