Prasasti Pandit

  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Philosophy: Swan 152
  • Phone: 401.874.2632
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  • Office Location: Dept of Philosophy
    Swan Hall
    Kingston, RI 02881


Dr. Prasasti Pandit is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Rhode Island. Before joining URI, she has been teaching undergraduate and graduate-level students of Philosophy from diverse backgrounds since 2014. She delivered lectures as an invited guest lecturer at James Madison University in 2021. She completed her Ph.D. in 2020 in the field of Ethics. In her research, she proposed a more credible form of the Principle of Beneficence in the domain of moral philosophy. Her research interests include the moral value of emotion, feminist ethics, and public health ethics. Her recent book ‘The Moral Quest for a More Credible Form of Beneficence: A Comparative Philosophical Analysis’ is published by Ethics International Press, Cambridge, UK. She attended several National and International conferences including the World Congress of Philosophy (2018) as an invited speaker and presented her research. She has received State Research Fellowship (2011), National Junior Research Fellowship (2012), the Young Woman Educator and Researcher Award (2015), and won the URI Award for Excellence in General Education (2024). She loves to discuss fascinating topics of Philosophy on multiple online teaching and social media platforms. Apart from teaching, she is also passionate about dance, recitation, creative writing, digital content creation, and short filmmaking. She also loves to travel and spend quality time with her family.


Normative and Virtue Ethics, Feminist Ethics, Indian Philosophy


Ph.D. Visva-Bharati University, 2020

M.A. Jadavpur University, 2009

B.A.(Hons.) Presidency College, 2007

Selected Publications


P Pandit and W Krieger. “A Comparative Study on Emotion from Indian and Western Philosophy.” Comparative Philosophy. 2024.

Pandit, Prasasti, ‘Towards a More Credible Principle of Beneficence’ in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research Volume 38, Issue 3, 2021.

Pandit, Prasasti, ‘Sex, love and somaesthetics Some reflections on the new book by Richard Schusterman’ in Argument: Biannual Philosophical Journal Volume 11, Issue 1, 2021.

Pandit, Prasasti, ‘The Transition within Virtue Ethics in the context of Benevolence’ in Philosophia  Volume 23, Issue 1, 2022.

Pandit, Prasasti, ‘On the context of Benevolence: The Significance of Emotion in Moral Philosophy’ in Interdisciplinary Description of Complex System Volume 19, Issue 1, 2021.