Saranga Sudarshan

An Informative Website About Me

Introduction

I am currently a PhD candidate in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. Before that I was a Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan in Sydney.

My current research is on the explanation of reasonable disagreement about justice and the role such an explanation plays in the debate between political liberalism and political realism. In particular, my research involves a unified explanation of reasonable disagreements about justice as both disputes about the right conception of justice and as metalinguistic disputes about the concept of justice we ought to be using.

Other Interests and Projects

My other interests include politics, literature, films, webpage development and producing podcasts.

I run, with Mario Brce, The New Federation which is a weekly podcast that discusses the important political, social and cultural issues facing Australia in the 21st Century.

Education

2016 -
Doctor of Philosophy, University of St Andrews.

2013 - 2015
Master of Philosophy, University of Sydney. Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship. Research Area: Political Philosophy. Thesis Title: Rawls, Dworkin and Inheritance in Liberal Democracy.

2009 - 2012
Bachelor of Arts Honours (First Class), University of Sydney. Double Major in Philosophy and English. Research Area: Metaphysics, Universals, Laws of Nature. Thesis Title: Motivational Tensions for David Armstrong's Theory of Causation.

Papers Presented or Published

2017
"Capital Punishment, Voluntary Euthanasia and Epistemic Status" presented at the SASP Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series.

"Towards a Conceptual Explanation of Political Disagreement about Justice" presented at the Value Disagreement conference in the New University of Lisbon.

"Towards a Better Explanation of Political Disagreement about Justice" presented at the SASP Research Postgraduate Friday Seminar Series.

2014
"The Focus of Luck-egalitarianism" presented at the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference and Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference.

2013
"Luck-egalitarianism and Harshness" presented at the Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference and the Higher Degree Research One-Day Conference on Social Justice.

Employment

Sep 2016 -
Philosophy Tutor at the University of St Andrews. PY2012 Meaning and Knowing (Semester 2 2018). PY1011 Moral and Controversies (Semester 1 2018). PY1010 Mind and World (Semester 1 2016). PY1012 Reasoning (Semester 2 2017, 2018).

Sep 2015 - Aug 2016
Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan in both Information Communication Technology and Automotive research. Worked as the Lead Analyst on the Fintech in Australia - Trends, Forecasts and Analysis 2015-2020 market report and on a market research project on the Australian Automobile Aftermarket.

Jan 2009 - Jul 2015
English Tutor at HSC Bootcamp. Tutored students in English from Years 7-12. Recruited and managed students as well as managing the day to day operations of one branch.