Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy; Professor, Committee on Global Thought; Director, South Asian Institute, Columbia University.
Akeel Bilgrami got a first degree in English literature from Bombay University but then defected to philosophy. He went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and there got another Bachelor's degree in philosophy, politics, and economics. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Prof. Bilgrami teaches courses and seminars regularly in the department on philosophy of mind and language and also in the Committee on Global Thought and Political Science on issues in politics and rationality as well as religion and politics in a global context. Prof. Bilgrami is the Director of the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University. He is author of various articles and books. The most famous are “Belief and Meaning (Blackwell)” (1992) and another book published in 2006 called Self Knowledge and Resentment (Harvard University Press).