Nalin Ranasinghe, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy

508-767-7567 Founders Hall - Room 328

Degrees Earned

M.A., University of Dallas; 1986
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University;1989

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Foundations (Philosophy and Religion)
Introduction to Philosophy
Late Modern Philosophy
Philosophical Psychology

Publications & Editorships

Ranasinghe, Nalin C., “The Soul of Socrates” (2000) Cornell University Press, 2000

Ranasinghe, Nalin C. "Socrates in the Underworld: On Plato’s Gorgias," South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press, 2009

Ranasinghe, Nalin C. "Socrates and the Gods: How to Read Plato’s Euthyphro, Apology and Crito," South Bend: St. Augustine’s Press. 2013


ACTC Vancouver, April 2005: Aristotle and Generosity

Olympic Centre, Greece July 2005: On Plato’s Euthyphro

ACTC Chicago April 2006: Plato and the Homeric Underworld

APA San Francisco March 2007: Response to paper on Telic Utilitarianism

ACTC Williamsburg, April 2007: The Pope’s Palinode to Plato

NEPSA Boston April 2007: Hannah Arendt’s Socratic Turn

APA Washington December 2007: The Socratic Political Art

ACTC Plymouth April 2008: The Apology without Apologies

Univ. of Hong Kong October 2008: Nature, Nurture and Nietzsche

APA Vancouver March 2009: Response to paper on Virtuous Tragedy

ACTC Memphis April 2009: Ulysses and the Fall of Troilus

Love & Honor in Shakespeare Oct. 09: Trojan Horse or Troilus’ Whore?

APA San Francisco, March 2010: Response to Paper on Plotinus the Platonist

COV & R, South Bend, June 2010: Mimetic Violence in Troilus & Cressida

APA Boston, December 2010: Plato’s Apology: The Recovery of Nature

BACAP, March 2011: Response to Long

ACTC New Haven, April 2011: Ransoming Homer

NE PSA Boston, November 2011: Plato and the Talmud –Discussant

APA Washington, December 2011: Homer’s Cyclops and Plato’s Cave

APA Chicago, February 2012: The Soul of the Greeks – Discussant

APSA Chicago, August 2013: Enlightening Multicolored City- Discussant