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Name: Daniel Weltman
Email: danny dot weltman at ashoka dot edu dot in
Mail: If you send something to Ashoka there's about a 60% chance it will get to me
Office: New Academic Block 320


2018 - Present: Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ashoka University.


2018: PhD in Philosophy at University of California San Diego.

2011: BA in Philosophy and Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.


"Covert Animal Rescue: Civil Disobedience or Subrevolution?" Environmental Ethics, forthcoming.

"Territorial Exclusion: An Argument against Closed Borders." Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol 19 No 3, 257-290, 2021.

"Illiberal Immigrants and Liberalism's Commitment to its Own Demise." Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol 34 No 3, 271-297, 2020.

Discussion Notes, Comments, Replies, Etc. (Blind Reviewed)

"Colonialism, Injustices of the Past, and the Hole in Nine." Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, forthcoming.

"On the Alleged Laziness of Moral Realists." The Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol 54 No 3, 511-518, 2020.

"Must I Accept Prosecution for Civil Disobedience?" The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol 70 No 279, 410-418, 2020.

"Helping Buchanan on Helping the Rebels." Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol 15 No 1, 75-84, 2019.

Book Reviews

Review of Ben Bramble, The Passing of Temporal Well-Being (2018). Journal of Moral Philosophy, forthcoming.

Conference Presentations (Conference) and Colloquium Talks (Colloquium)

"Subrevolutions: A Conceptual and Moral Exploration" Conference

MANCEPT 2021: Political Resistance and Contemporary Injustice (Online, 2021)

"Territorial Exclusion: An Argument against Closed Borders" Conference

Philosophy of Migration and Asylum (Online, 2021)

"Animal Rights Abolitionism is Racist" Conference

Ethics in a Global Environment 2021 (Online, 2021)

"Animal Rescue: Civil Disobedience or Subrevolution?" Conference

International Society of Environmental Ethics 17th Annual Meeting (Online, 2020)

Pre-RoME Workshop on Animal Ethics (University of Colorado, Boulder, 2019)

"'I Shouldn't Have to Ask': Request Injustice as a Challenge to Freedom" Conference

The Sexual Politics of Freedom Conference, The Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, National University of Ireland-Galway (Online, 2020)

"Gender Abolitionism: Not Now, But Later" Conference

MANCEPT 2020: What is Gender and What Do we Want it to Be? (Online, 2020)

Social Ontology 2019, the 6th Biennial ENSO Conference (Tampere University, 2019)

"Cole’s Challenge, Boundaries, and Theories of Territory" Conference

Roundtable on the 20th Anniversary of Phillip Cole's Philosophies of Exclusion (Online, June 2020)

Against Agent Regret Colloquium

Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China (October 21, 2019)

"What Makes Requests Normative? The Epistemic Account Defended" Conference

2019 Southampton-Humboldt Normativity Workshop (University of Southampton, 2019)

"The Shifting Boundary Problem" Conference

Moral and Political Philosophy at the Border Conference (University of Texas at El Paso, 2019)

"Civil War, Regime Change, and Self-Determination"Conference

International Society of Military Ethics 2014 Meeting (Notre Dame University, 2014)

Public Philosophy

“Nasty, Brutish, and Short”: Thomas Hobbes on Life in the State of Nature

Article for 1000-Word Philosophy, July 2021

Philosophy Phriday: Personal Identity and Personal Idantity

Article for The Daily Ant, June 2018


For more details (including a syllabus for each course) see my Teaching page.

Philosophy 2XXX: Political Philosophy (Monsoon 2021) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 3695: Personal Identity and Ethics (Monsoon 2021) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 3486: Kant's Political Philosophy (Spring 2021) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 4730: Advanced Ethics (Monsoon 2020) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 2730: Introduction to Ethics (Monsoon 2020) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 1000: Introduction to Philosophy (Spring 2020) (Spring 2021) (Ashoka)

Critical Thinking Seminar 1053: Ethics and Technology (Spring 2020) (Ashoka)

Foundation Course 16: Environmental Ethics (Monsoon 2019) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 2807: The Creation and Destruction of States: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (Monsoon 2019) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 3630: Metaethics (Spring 2019) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 2665/Critical Thinking 153: Ethics and Technology (Spring 2019) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 216: Normative Ethics (Monsoon 2018) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 404: Advanced Political Philosophy (Monsoon 2018) (Ashoka)

Philosophy 164: Technology & Human Values (Summer 2017) (UCSD)

Philosophy 162: Contemporary Moral Issues (Summer 2016) (UCSD)

Philosophy 164: Technology & Human Values (Summer 2015) (UCSD)

Research Supervision

Undergraduate Thesis on Plato (2020-21) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on Social Norms (2020-21) (Ashoka)

Master's Student in Liberal Studies (2021-22) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Social Contract Theory (2 Undergraduate Students) (Summer 2021) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on AI Minds and AI Ethics (1 Undergraduate Student) (Spring 2021) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Bioethics (2 Undergraduate Students) (Monsoon 2020) (Ashoka)

Master's Student in Liberal Studies (2020-21) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on Expressivism (co-supervisor with Raja Rosenhagen) (2020-21) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on History of Western Ethics (1 Undergraduate Student) (Summer 2020) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Virtue Ethics (1 Undergraduate Student) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Kantian Metaethics (2 Undergraduate Students) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Bioethics (2 Undergraduate Students) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Normative Ethics (2 Undergraduate Students) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Equality (1 Undergraduate Student) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on Virtue Ethics (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on Environmental Ethics (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on Autonomous Weapons (co-supervisor with Kranti Saran) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on Buddhist Ethics (co-supervisor with Alex Watson) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Undergraduate Thesis on the Ethics of Immigration (co-supervisor with Pratap Bhanu Mehta) (2019-20) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Philosophy Research (2 Undergraduate Students) (Summer 2019) (Ashoka)

Independent Study on Animal Ethics (3 Undergraduate Students) (Spring 2019) (Ashoka)

Conference Commentaries

"Dirty Hands and Climate Change: Why the Powerful Do Not Have an Absolute Right to Avoid Wrong when Reducing Greenhouse Gas" by Benjamin Howe (ISEE 17th Annual Meeting, Online, 2020)

"Human Identity, Animal Identity, and Reflective Endorsement" by Rachel Robison-Greene (Pre-RoME Workshop on Animal Ethics, Online, 2020)

"A Platitudinous Solution to the Democratic Boundary Problem" by Vuko Andrić (RoME, Boulder CO, 2019)

"The Case against Legislative Office Qualifications" by Udit Bhatia (Manuscript Workshop on Epistemic Democracy, Epistocracy and the Legislature, Delhi, 2019)

"Impersonal Paternalism" by Steven Wall (New Directions in Social Theorizing, San Diego CA, 2019)

"Is Normative Consent a Theory of Authority" by Chris King (Pacific APA, Seattle WA, 2018)

"A House Is Not a Home: The Domestic Analogy in Just War Theory" by Elizabeth Lanphier (Pacific APA, San Diego CA, 2017)

"Coercion and Distributive Justice: A Defense" by Douglas MacKay (Pacific APA, San Diego CA, 2014)

Journal Refereeing

The Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Social Philosophy (x2), Inquiry


Member, Academic Integrity Committee, Ashoka (2019 - Present).

Member, Foundation Courses Committee, Ashoka (2019 - Present).

I am handling organization for the Philosophy Department's Colloquium Speaker Series and the undergraduate Thesis Research Seminar this year and last year (2019-21).

I served on the advisory board for the UCSD Summer Program for Women in Philosophy from 2016 until 2018.

I have organized some reading groups, including a Borders, Territory, and Obligations group (co-organizer, 2012-13), a Chinese, Islamic, and Indian Philosophy group (2016), a Feminist reading group (2016-18), and a value theory reading group (2016-18).


Summer Graduate Teaching Scholar Fellowship, University of California San Diego 2015.

Borders, Territory, and Obligations Reading Group Grant (with Alan Ward), UCSD Center for Humanities 2012-13.

SHORE Fellowship, University of California San Diego 2011.

Antoinette Dames prize for best Political Science honors thesis, Washington University in St. Louis 2010-11.