Jitendra Nath “J.N.” Mohanty, professor emeritus of philosophy at Temple University, has died.
Professor Mohanty was well-known for his work on phenomenology (especially Husserl), Kant, and Indian philosophy. He is the author of, among other works, Between Two Worlds: East and West, an Autobiography (Oxford University Press, 2002), Classical Indian Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2002), The Self and its Other (Oxford University Press, 2000), Logic, Truth, and the Modalities (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999), and Phenomenology: Between Essentialism and Transcendental Philosophy (Northwestern University Press, 1997), Husserl and Frege (Indiana University Press, 1982), and Edmund Husserl’s Theory of Meaning (Springer, 1976). You can learn more about some of his writings here.
Prior to taking up his position at Temple, Professor Mohanty taught at various institutions, including the University of Burdwan, the University of Calcutta, the New School for Social Research, the University of Oklahoma, and Emory University. He earned his PhD at the University of Göttingen, and his MA and BA at the University of Calcutta.
He died on March 7th.
(via Malcolm Keating)