His Ph.D. thesis was tilted History, Experience and Norms: Analysing Alternatives to Rawlsian Political Theory. While dominantly political theory has been understood as a normative discipline, in his thesis Shekhar analysed the alternative understanding of ‘theory’ that emerges out of the work of philosophers like, Richard Rorty, Michael Oakeshott and Raymond Geuss. He is currently working on a critical analyses of American pragmatist philosophy, focusing specially on the arguments offered by Michael Oakeshott.
Political Philosophy, Michael Oakeshott, Richard Rorty, American Pragmatism, Normative Theory and its Alternatives, Indian Political Thought
Courses Taught (Selected)
Thinking about Politics: From Ancients to the Contemporary
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Freedom: A Philosophical Investigation
Democracy and its Discontents
Global Political Thought
Is being practical the only value we are left with?
History, Context and Theory: Philosophical Approaches
Interpreting Modern Politics: Key Texts