Prakash Iyer

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Moral and Political Philosophy


Prakash did an MSc in physics at Bombay University, and a diploma in cultural studies with CSCS (Center for Study of Culture and Society). He worked in the software industry for a decade before entering the world of education reform. His work in education included managing education reform initiatives, building a community of people committed to education reform, and organizing debates on critical educational issues. He joined the academic world with the intention of figuring out practiceable resolutions to fundamental questions and issues that educational practitioners deal with. Philosophy of education is his main area of work, with particular focus on moral and political philosophy, and democratic education. 

He teaches courses in philosophy of education, curriculum theory and political theory in the MA Education programme.

He has edited three books on philosophy of education that comprise papers engaging with contentious educational issues. He continues with his project to translate” important academic work in the language of educational practitioners through a magazine column (“Cogitations” in Teacher Plus magazine), and a Philosophy of Education portal (http://​poe​.azim​premji​u​ni​ver​si​ty​.edu​.in/)

He is associated with maraa, a media and arts collective, and spends most of his spare time watching, thinking and talking films.



Edited book (print)

Conceptualising education, and related issues” https://​www​.the​do​gears​book​shop​.com/​s​h​o​p​/​b​o​o​k​s​/​n​o​n​-​f​i​c​t​i​o​n​/​e​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​/​p​r​o​c​e​e​d​i​n​g​s​-​o​f​-​i​n​t​e​r​n​a​t​i​o​n​a​l​-​c​o​n​f​e​r​e​n​c​e​s​-​o​n​-​p​h​i​l​o​s​o​p​h​y​-​o​f​-​e​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​-2013 – 2017-vol-i-conceptualizing-education-and-related-issues-pdf/

Knowledge, Politics and Education” https://​www​.the​do​gears​book​shop​.com/​s​h​o​p​/​b​o​o​k​s​/​n​o​n​-​f​i​c​t​i​o​n​/​e​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​/​p​r​o​c​e​e​d​i​n​g​s​-​o​f​-​i​n​t​e​r​n​a​t​i​o​n​a​l​-​c​o​n​f​e​r​e​n​c​e​s​-​o​n​-​p​h​i​l​o​s​o​p​h​y​-​o​f​-​e​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​-2013 – 2017-vol-ii-knowledge-politics-and-education-pdf/

Moral and Political discourses in Philosophy of Education” https://​www​.rout​ledge​.com/​M​o​r​a​l​-​a​n​d​-​P​o​l​i​t​i​c​a​l​-​D​i​s​c​o​u​r​s​e​s​-​i​n​-​P​h​i​l​o​s​o​p​h​y​-​o​f​-​E​d​u​c​a​t​i​o​n​/​I​y​e​r​-​B​h​a​t​t​a​c​h​a​r​j​e​e​/​p​/​b​o​o​k​/​9780367147259

Chapter in edited book

1. Iyer, P. (2021) Teaching Tolerance and Political Judgment: Bearing on Higher Education” in Moral and Political Discourses in Philosophy of Education” (pp. 141 – 152). Routledge.

2. Iyer, P. (2020). The Practice of Learning and the necessity of a Sceptical Moment” in Conceptualising Education, and related issues” (pp. 220 – 241). CinnamonTeal. 

Newspaper article

Cogitations” a column in Teacher Plus magazine. http://​teacher​plus​.org