Akeel Bilgrami
AKEEL BILGRAMI

Akeel Bilgrami is the Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University and the Director of
Columbia's Heyman Center for the Humanities. He studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar
and before that at Elphinstone College, Bombay. He has a PhD from the University of Chicago. His
books include Belief and Meaning, Self-Knowledge and Resentment and the forthcoming Politics and
the Moral Psychology of Identity with Harvard University Press. He is currently writing a book called
What is a Muslim? which is about religion and secularism in the global context, for Princeton
University Press and a small book on Gandhi's thought and its relevance for today for Columbia
University Press. He has a longer-term project on 'Practical Reason', that is to say, the notion of
rationality in Ethics and Politics.