Rajesh Sampath

Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change

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Contact

Email: rsampath@brandeis.edu
Office: Heller-Brown Building 157
Phone: 781-736-5338
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Expertise

General topics in ethics, applied ethics, bioethics, and moral and political philosophy; philosophy of development; comparative religions; comparative humanities; theories of justice; development ethics; philosophy of law, comparative constitutional law, critical race theory and intersectionality; critical disability studies; gender and sexuality studies; indigineity and indigenous rights; minority rights; theories of human rights; and theories of democracy, sovereignty, and the state.

Courses

  • COMH 201b - Comparative Humanities Graduate Seminar
  • HS 235f - Democracy and Development
  • HS 262f - Culture, Power and Development: Advanced Ethics
  • HS 292f - Critical Thinking and Development
  • HS 293f - Religion and Development
  • HS 319f - Ethics, Rights, and Development
  • HS 416a - Foundations of Social Theory: From the Early Twentieth Century to Critical Race Theory
  • HS 508a - Theory of Social Policy and Change
  • HS 515a - Race/Ethnicity and Gender in Health and Human Services Research
  • HS 516f - Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Applications
  • HSSP 110a - Integrative Seminar on Health
  • HUM/UWS 6a - Knowing Yourself: Thinking about Identity from Ancient Greece to Modern Europe

Degrees

  • University of California, Irvine
    Ph.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley
    B.A.

Rajesh Sampath

Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change

Profile

Raj completed his PhD at the University of California, Irvine in the humanities with a concentration in modern continental European philosophies of history and critical theory at the Critical Theory Institute. He studied under the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction. Raj's areas of specialization centered on the philosophy of history, historical time, and epochal shifts. Subsequently, he did a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Berkeley and a D.A.A.D. research scientist fellowship in Germany where he published articles in continental European philosophy. From 2006-2009, he was an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and continued to serve on the Provost Council for College Eight at the University until June 2012.

His current research interests and disciplinary expertise include: twentieth century Anglo-American and continental European moral and political philosophy, philosophical theories of modernization and social-historical change, comparative constitutional law and legal philosophy, epistemology and the sociology of knowledge in comparative religious studies, particularly as it affects modalities of social exclusion and inclusion, and comparisons of Western philosophy and various philosophical traditions in the Global South. Teaching interests include Social Theory, Critical Race Theory/Intersectionality, Global Queer and Gender studies, Bioethics, Anglo-American, European and Global South traditions of philosophical ethics, human rights, and theories of justice when applied to sustainable development issues.

In addition to publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals and book chapters in scholarly anthologies, Raj has written an op ed for The Washington Post, a letter to the Editor for the NY Times, a short article for The Conversation, and blogs for The Huffington Post on various topics in comparative constitutional law, public and social policy. He appeared on a panel on Huff Post Live that discussed diversity, rights and free speech at American university campuses. He appeared on Al Jazeera America's Sunday evening news to analyze the 2015 Indian Supreme Court hearing on LGBTQ rights. Most recently, he was interviewed for a feature on Critical Race Theory on WBZ's Boston affiliate for CBS news. He was a commentator for the "Louis D. Brandeis 100: Then & Now" Event Series panel discussion on "Jewish Justices and the Expanding Diversity of the Supreme Court" at Brandeis University. In Jan 2018, he gave a talk on "Extreme Poverty as a Violation of Human Rights" to the Bay Area Brandeis National Committee chapter. In January 2019, he gave a talk on "antisemitism in 21st Century Diverse America" to the San Diego chapters of the Brandeis National Committee, and again in June 2019 to the Westchester County, NY chapter. In April of 2019, he was part of small group of individuals invited for a summit in Dakar, Senegal. The gathering included Members of Parliaments of African governments, heads of African regions for Amnesty International, advisers to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on minority rights, and executives from several major international NGOs. The goal was to explore conditions to produce a new, historic Declaration calling for a ban against discrimination based on descent and work (DWD): that would include modern forms of slavery, caste and other similar, intergenerational, hereditary-based hierarchical systems across different societal, cultural, national, and regional contexts in Africa, South Asia, Asia, which are not covered within existing UN Declarations, Conventions, and Treaties. Raj was invited to the International Congress on Discrimination based on Work and Descent in September 2019 in New York, which coincides with the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly's gathering of world leaders. In February 2020, Raj participated in a reading of the Arendt-Heidegger letter exchange as part of Dora Garcia's first solo exhibition in North America at the Brandeis University Rose Art Museum.

Raj is the Lead Investigator of the Program on Social Exclusion at the Heller School's Center for Global Development and Sustainability. During the summers he has visited universities in Africa and India exploring how development ethics and theories of justice fit within graduate school curricula of development studies within developing country contexts. For three weeks in the summer of 2016, Raj was a visiting professor in the philosophy department at Hebrew University in Jerusalem under the Brandeis-Israel Collaborative Research grant program funded by Bronfman Philanthropies. In January 2020, he joined as a member of the newly formed Language, Culture and Justice Hub within the Programs in International Justice and Society under the auspices of the Brandeis University International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life.

Beginning in Fall 2016 he served a three-year term as a Member-At-Large in the Faculty Senate and was re-elected to a second three-year term until 2022. In the Fall of 2016, he was appointed to be a member of the Brandeis University President's Task Force on Free Expression. Raj is involved in a number of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committees and initiatives across the university. In the Spring of 2019, he was invited to join the working group on "Equal Opportunity, Social Impact and Community Engagement"-- one of two working groups that support the Task Force on "Honoring our Founding Values" as part of the Brandeis University President's "Framework of the Future." In the summers of 2020 and 2021 he served as the Faculty Director of the Brandeis Precollege Program on Race, Inequality, and Social Justice.

Awards and Honors

  • 2019 Brandeis University Gender and Sexuality Center Annual Thomas King Faculty Award (2019)
  • 2016 Heller School for Social Policy and Management Teaching Award (2016)
  • Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies' Brandeis-Israel Collaborative Research Program (2016 - 2018)
  • Fellow, College Eight, University of California, Santa Cruz (2006)
  • Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, Research Scientist Fellow, Bremen Universitaet (1999)
  • Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley (1996 - 1998)

Scholarship

  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Derrida's Critique of the Death Penalty to Dismantle Societal white supremacy and anti-Black Racism." International Journal of Ethics (in press) 16. 2 (2022). (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Reading Foucault's History of Madness (1961) to Obliterate Caste in Hindu-Majority Indian Democratic Society." Casteocracy: The Millennial Standards of Merit (in press). 1st ed. Ed. Joao Paraskeva. London and New York: Routledge, 2022 (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Persistence of Caste: Part III- The Critique of Capitalism and Caste - On Marx's "Primitive Accumulation" and Ambedkar's Buddha or Karl Marx." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies (manuscript submitted and under review) (2022). (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Problem of Sovereignty, Religious Metaphysics, Violence and the Continued Justification of Caste: A cross-fertilization of Bataille's Theory of Religion (1972) and Ambedkar's "Krishna and His Gita"." International Journal of Ethics (in press) 16. 3 (2022). (forthcoming)
  • Stakeholder Alignment Collaborative: Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Baker, Berente, Berkman, Berman, Canavan, Feltus, Garmulewicz, Hutchins, King, Kirkpatrick, Lenhardt, Lewis, Maffe, Mittleman, Nusser, Plale, Sampath, Shin, Stall, Towns, Winter, Veazey, Zarecor. "Minimum Viable Consortia for Societal Challenges." Stanford Social Innovation Review (in press) 20. 2 (2022). (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Commentary on Ambedkar's Posthumously Published "Philosophy of Hinduism": Part III." CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion (in press) 2. 2 (2021). (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Persistence of Caste: Humanism, Anti-Humanism, Hinduism and Terror: An Exposition of Merleau-Ponty's Classic Text - Humanism and Terror - to Elaborate Buried Possibilities in the Thought of Ambedkar: Part II." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies (in press) 7. 1 (2021). (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Uncanny Relation of Heidegger's Being and Time (1927), Beitrage (1936-1938) and the Phenomenology of Religious Life Lectures (1920-21): Plato, Aristotle, The NT, Augustine, and Mysticism. (forthcoming)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Derrida's Analysis of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (5th-6th CE Christian Mystic) in "How to Avoid Speaking: Denials" (1989) as a Response to Heidegger's "Last God" in the Beitrage (1936).
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Derrida's Jewish Question and the Minoritization of Gentile Whiteness." Journal of World Philosophies (invited to revise and resubmit) 6. 2 (2022).
  • Sampath, Rajesh. ""Response for Views on the News: Vaccine nationalism, Big Pharma, and the distribution vaccuum in India." The Justice Views on the News. (2021): The Forum." The Justice Views on the News. (2021): The Forum <https://www.thejustice.org/article/2021/05/views-on-the-news-vaccine-nationalism-big-pharma-and-the-distribution-vacuum-in-india>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Commentary on Ambedkar's Posthumously Published "Philosophy of Hinduism" - Part II." CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion 2. 1 (2021): 1-16.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "An Inhuman God for Inhuman Times: Heidegger on Death and Jesus's Agony in the Garden." Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy 8. 2 (2021): 211-232.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Reading Derrida’s “Abraham, the Other” to Deconstruct the Philosophical Roots of anti-Semitism." International Journal of Ethics 16. 1 (2021): 53-70.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Response for Views on the News: President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package." The Justice Views on the News. (2021): The Forum <https://www.thejustice.org/article/2021/03/views-on-the-news-president-bidens-1-9-trillion-stimulus-package>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Non-Finality of Derrida's Specters of Marx (1993) and "From Restricted to General Economy: Hegelianism without Reserve" (1967).
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Persistence of Caste: The Impossible Simultaneity of Religion and Social Revolution in Ambedkar's Last Essay- "Buddha or Karl Marx": Part I." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 6. 2 (2021): 78-95.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Question as to Why We Have to Live Out the Agony of Our Own Epoch and its Fundamental Un-Answerability: A Reading of the Preface to the 1967 Edition of Klossowski’s’ Original 1947 Edition of Sade My Neighbor." Symposion 8. 1 (2021): 113-134.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Commentary on Ambedkar's Posthumously Published "Philosophy of Hinduism"." CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion 1. 1 (2020): 17-28.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Book Review." Rev. of The Empire of Disgust: Prejudice, Discrimination, and Policy in India and the US, by Zoya Hasan, Aziz Z. Huq, Martha C. Nussbaum, Vidhu Verma, Eds. CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion vol. 1 of 1 02/26/2020: 244-246.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Gazing from Within a Cyclops' Cave: The Disturbing ‘Veil’ and “Double-Vision” of the Naïve White Liberal Anti-Racist Gaze." SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE: ΕΥΔΟΞΑ ΑΓΝΩΣΤΑ ΚΑΤΑΓΕΛΑΣΤΑ (2020): <https://sententiaeantiquae.com/2020/07/14/gazing-from-within-a-cyclops-cave/>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Inhabiting (CC.) ‘Religion’ in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit to Develop an Ambedkarite Critique of the Blasphemous Nucleus of Upanishadic Wisdom." Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and the Social Sciences 7. 1 (2020): 55-84.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Response for Views on the News: The death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement." The Justice Views on the News. (2020): The Forum <https://www.thejustice.org/article/2020/06/views-on-the-news-the-death-of-george-floyd-and-the-black-lives-matter-movement>.
  • Smith, Richard, Guler, Meryem, and Sampath, Rajesh. "Ethical Considerations in the Era of Translational Medicine." Neurotherapeutics in the Era of Translational Medicine. 1st ed. vol. 1st Ed. Richard Smith, Brian Kasper, and Clive Svendsen. New York City: Academic Press: Elsevier, 2020. 437-448.
  • Stakeholder Alignment Collaborative: J. Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Baker, Berente, Berkman, Canavan, Feltus, Garmulewicz, Hutchins, King, Kirkpatrick, Lenhardt, Lewis, Maffe, Mittleman, Sampath, Shin, Stall, Winter, Veazey. "Negotiated Sharing of Pandemic Data, Models, and Resources." Negotiation Journal 36. 4 (2020): <https://doi.org/10.1111/nejo.12340>.
  • Erica Turner. Special Guest: Rajesh Sampath. Bridge the Divide: Cedarburg Conversations on Race: Episode 20-https://podcast.app/guest-dr-raj-sampath-e67190395/. CPL Radio, 2019.
  • Pellisary, Sony, Parakkal, Naivedya, and Sampath, Rajesh. "Rawls, Nozick, and Dworkin in an Indian Village: Land Alienation and Multiple Versions of Distributive Justice." Transformative Law and Public Policy. 1st ed. Ed. Sony Pellisary, Babu Mathew, Avinash Govindjee, and Arvind Narrain. Abingdon, Oxfordshire: Routledge, 2019. 202-222.
  • Rob Kall. Special Guest: Rajesh Sampath. A Future with a Non-White Majority: https://www.opednews.com/Podcast/Rajesh-Sampath-A-Future-w-by-Rob-Kall-Future_Intersectionality_Race-Caucasian-White-190227-229.html. OpEdNews.com: Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast, 2019.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Hegelian Reading of Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign Vol. I to Philosophically Expound Ambedkar’s Critique of Caste in his 1932 “Statement on Gandhji’s Fast”." Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and the Social Sciences 6. 1 (2019): 79-96.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "From Heidegger on Technology to an Inclusive Puralistic Theology." Agathon: AI or IA: Utopia or Extinction. 1st ed. vol. 5 Ed. Ted Peters. Adelaide, Australia: ATF Press, 2019. 117-131.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Marx, Anderson and the Critique of Indian Political-Economy and the Caste System." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 5. 2 (2019): 158–171.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Response for Views on the News: The Four Day Workweek." The Justice Views on the News. (2019): The Forum <https://issuu.com/justice/docs/12_november_2019>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Dissolution of the Social Contract in to the Unfathomable Perpetuity of Caste: Questions of Nature, the State, Inequality, and Sovereignty in Hobbes, Hegel, and Ambedkar." Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and the Social Sciences 6. 2 (2019): 195-217.
  • Erica Turner. Special Guest: Rajesh Sampath. Bridging the Divide: Cedarburg Conversations on Race: Special Report on "To Kill A Mockingbird": Episode 7- https://podcast.app/special-report-to-kill-a-mockingbird-in-shorewood-wi-e67190381/. CPL Radio, 2018.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Derridean Reading of Ambedkar's The Buddha and the Dhamma." The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections. 1 ed. vol. 1 Ed. Suraj Yengde and Anand Teltumbde. New Delhi: Penguin Random House India, 2018. 293-307.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Appropriating Hegel’s Critique of Hinduism in his Philosophy of History by way of his Phenomenology of Spirit to Expand on Ambedkar’s Critique of the Caste System." International Journal of Religion and Society 5. 3 (2018): 215-227.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Race and Caste: Worlds Apart But Closer Than You Think." The Political Anthropologist March/April 2018. 1 (2018): <http://www.politicalanthropologist.com/2018/05/03/race-caste-worlds-apart-closer-think/>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Rahul Gandhi Gives No Guarantee for 2019 Elections." The South Asian Times 10. 36 (2018): 58 <http://thesouthasiantimes.info/epaper.html>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Reading “On Time and Being” (1962) to Construct the ‘Missing’ Division III of Being and Time—or “time and Being”—(1927)." Symposion: Theoretical and Applied Inquiries in Philosophy and Social Sciences 5. 1 (2018): 77-89.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Critique of the American Ideology: Ending Gun Violence, the Death Penalty, and the Global War Machine." International Journal of Ethics 14. 3 (2018): 267-276.
  • Interview with Kimberle Crenshaw, 2016-17 Gittler Prize Winner: Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and Social Resistence. Interviewer: http://www.brandeis.edu/gittlerprize/videos/crenshaw-interview.html Sampath, Rajesh. Brandeis University: International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life and Office of the President, 2017.
  • Rajesh Sampath. Special Guest. On Social Justice Advocacy. https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AG6NR1kK1avlN8g&cid=8D35CD5FC72CA992&id=8D35CD5FC72CA992%2121920&parId=root&o=OneUp. WCUW Radio Station, 2017.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Critical Interpretation of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC (2012) to Illuminate the Challenges of Securing Basic Human Rights and Economic Opportunities for Disabled Persons." International Journal of Religion and Society 5. 2 (2017): 77-88.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Heterodox Theological Critique of Paul de Man’s “Time and History in Wordsworth” from a Philosophical, Non-Literary Point of View." International Journal of Ethics 13. 4 (2017): 317-330.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Boredom, Temporality, and the Godhead: Contrasting Onto-Theological Reflections on Heidegger’s Four Concepts of Metaphysics (1929) and the Speculative Metaphysics of the Being of the Judeo-Christian God." International Journal of Ethics 13. 4 (2017): 295-304.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Leveraging Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics in a Critique of the Modern Indian Caste System: Part I." Current Politics and Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia 26. 4 (2017): 327-338.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Marx and Ambedkar: A Comparison and Contrast of Hegel and Brahmanism." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 3. 1 & 2 (2017): 126-146.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Response for Views on the News: The New Passports." The Justice Views on the News. (2017): The Forum <http://www.thejustice.org/article/2017/11/views-on-the-news-new-passports>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Being of God's Time: The Problem of Time in Barth’s Church Dogmatics and Heidegger’s Being and Time." IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 3. 1 (2017): 26-34.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Looming Threat that Conservative Justices of SCOTUS Pose to the Obergefell v. Hodges Decision that Legalized Gay Marriage." The Huffington Post 12/03/2017. 2017 (2017): <https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-looming-threat-that-conservative-justices-of-scotus_us_5a2449c5e4b04dacbc9bd863>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Time, History, Eternity and Eschatology as the Basis of Pannenberg's Theological Method." International Journal of Religion and Society 5. 2 (2017): 65-76.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Twenty-First Century Theses on Violence." The Brandeis Multidisciplinary Collaborative Series 1. 1 (2017): <https://deisortium.wordpress.com/our-work/>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Why study global development in the isolationist age of Trump?." The Huffington Post 02/15/2017. 2017 (2017): <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58a4a15ee4b0e172783aa380>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Why the Early Derrida Got Being and Time Wrong and What That Means as to Why Heidegger Got Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit within Being and Time Wrong." International Journal of Ethics 13. 4 (2017): 305-316.
  • Keynote Address: The Enduring Legacy of Ambedkar and the Genius of the Indian Constitution: Inaugural Event Celebrating the Constitution Day of India Sponsored by the Consulate General of India, New York and Ambedkar International Mission. Keynote Sampath, Rajesh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Bec1Zyu-w, 2016.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Anticipating the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in Light of Major Supreme Court Decisions on Voting Rights in Obama's Second Administration." The Huffington Post 02/04/2016. 2016 (2016): <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajesh-sampath/anticipating-the-2016-us_b_9160736.html>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Contextualizing Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste: An Interpretation Through Hegel and Marx's Writings." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 2. 2 (2016): 107-120.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Democracy After Decolonization: An Application of Montesquieu's Categories in The Spirit of Laws to Our Contemporary Age." International Journal of Ethics 11. 4 (2016): 287-291.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "God as ‘the Gods’ of/as the Pluralistic Origin: An Onto-Theological Reading of Derrida’s Of Grammatology in Light of the Temporal Dynamics of Exodus 3:14." International Journal of Religion and Society 5. 1 (2016): 1-8.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Hegel's Critique of Chinese Imperial Morality as a Response to Daniel Bell's The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy." International Journal of Ethics 11. 4 (2016): 293-308.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Homage to Hirschman's Development Projects Observed." International Journal of Ethics 11. 3 (2016): 191-200.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Judaic Onto-Theology in the Thought of Derrida: The Origin of Time in "Ousia and Grammē: Note on a Note from Being and Time" in Light of Genesis 1:1-2." International Journal of Religion and Society 5. 1 (2016): 41-46.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Response for Views on the News: Gandhi." The Justice Views on the News. (2016): The Forum <http://www.thejustice.org/article/2016/09/views-on-the-news-gandhi>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Response to "Prostitution Should NOT Be Legal (or Decriminalized)"." WalletHub 09/01. 2016 (2016): <https://wallethub.com/blog/should-prostitution-be-legal/24211/#rajesh-sampath>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Sampath's Interview and Analysis of LGBTQ rights in India on Al Jazeera America Sunday Evening News." Heller School for Social Policy and Management 1. 1 (2016): <http://heller.brandeis.edu/news/items/releases/2016/sampath-aljazeera.html>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Concept of Time (1924) as the Step Beyond Being and Time (1927) and After Deconstruction." Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida: The Question of Difference. 1st ed. vol. 1 Ed. Lisa Foran and Rozemund Uljee. Dordrecht: Springer, 2016. 149-161.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Future of Global Justice: On Rawls's The Law of Peoples and the United Nations Post-2015 SDGs Framework." International Journal of Ethics 11. 3 (2016): 201-209.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Paradox of Increasing Judicial Power and Diminishing Democratic Will in Contemporary America." The Huffington Post 02/03/2016. 2016 (2016): <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajesh-sampath/the-paradox-of-increasing_b_9149110.html>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Problematic Legacy of Justice Scalia for the Future of Gay and Abortion Rights in America and Abroad." The Huffington Post 02/14/2016. 2016 (2016): <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajesh-sampath/the-problematic-legacy-of_b_9233664.html>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Towards a Non-Postcolonial Ontology of the Media in Developing Countries." The Media Anthology: Visualizing Mass Media from a Macro Perspective. 1 ed. vol. 1 Ed. Theophilus Gokah. New York: Nova Publishing, 2016. 1-15.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Hegelian Appropriation of the Greek New Testament as a Response to Nietzsche's Anti-Christian Insights on the Origin of Moral Values." International Journal of Religion and Society 4. 4 (2015): 43-60.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "An Inconveniently Moral Argument for the Death Penalty in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Case." The Huffington Post 04/27/2015 (2015): <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajesh-sampath/an-inconveniently-moral-a_b_7135466.html?utm_hp_ref=death-penalty>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Decomposing Rawls's Philosophy of Justice with Foucault's Discipline and Punish By Way of a Transmutation of Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic in the Phenomenology of Spirit." Journal of Sociology and Social Work 3. 1 (2015): 33-40.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Deconstructing Chief Justice Roberts's Dissent in the Epoch-Making Same-Sex Marriage Decision- Obergefell v. Hodges- but Not from Traditional Perspectives of the Left." The Huffington Post 07/07/2015 (2015): <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajesh-sampath/deconstructing-chief-just_b_7746346.html>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Developing a Nietzschean Genealogical Critique of the Metaphysical and Moral Underpinnings of the Hindu Caste System." Spec. Issue of Indian Philosophical Quarterly: Rethinking Ambedkar in the 21st Century 42. 1-4 (2015): 81-108.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Examining Gyekye's Tradition and Modernity: Philosophical Reflections on African Experience Through the Lens of Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth." Current Politics and Economics of Africa 8. 1 (2015): 1-9.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Expanding Sen's The Idea of Justice as a Critical Response To Rawls's The Law of Peoples." International Journal of Ethics 11. 2 (2015): 109-118.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "India has outlawed homosexuality. But it's better to be transgender there than in the U.S.." Washington Post 01/29/2015 (2015): <http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/01/29/india-has-outlawed-homosexuality-but-its-better-to-be-transgender-there-than-in-the-u-s/>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Letter to the Editor RE: "In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas"." NY Times 03/28/2015 (2015): <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/29/opinion/sunday/campus-safe-spaces.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=1>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Mobilizing Hegel's Master-Slave Dialectic in the Phenomenology of Spirit to Illuminate New Possibilities in Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste." Philosophy, Culture, Traditions 11. 1 (2015): 209-227.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Morality, Ethics and Justice in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit as an Antipode to Rawls's A Theory of Justice." International Journal of Ethics 10. 4 (2015): 315-337.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Philosophy of Development Economics: Creating a Dialogue between Rawls and Development Economists." Journal of Economics and Development Studies 3. 1 (2015): 231-238.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Racial and Caste Oppression Have Many Similarities." The Conversation 06/19/2015. (2015): <https://theconversation.com/racial-and-caste-oppression-have-many-similarities-37710>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Speak or Forever Hold Your Peace: An Examination of the European Union's Venice Commission Report Addressing Freedom of Expression vs. International Criminalization of Blasphemy, Religious Insults, and Incitement to Religious Hatred." Current Politics and Economics of Europe 26. 1 (2015): 1-15.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Temporality and Historicality in Heidegger's Being and Time as the Clue to the Origin of Christian Theology." IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2. 1 (2015): 43-53.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Challenge of Articulating the Ethical Mandate to Reverse Climate Change." Global Future of Development: Global Futures Blog (2015): <http://global.georgetown.edu/futures/dialogue/week-9-climate-change/responses/the-challenge-of-articulating-the-ethical-mandate-to-reverse-climate-change>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Idea of the Nation-State as an Obstacle to the Right to Global Development." IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities 3. 1 (2015): 17-31.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Role of the United Nations Ethics Office: The Ethics of International Civil Service in Light of the Foundation and Mission of the United Nations." UN Chronicle: The Magazine of the United Nations Web Special. 1 (2015): <http://unchronicle.un.org/article/role-united-nations-ethics-officethe-ethics-international-civil-service-light-foundation-and/>.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Supreme Court's Religion: Upholding a Singular Political Conception of God in Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway (2014)." International Journal of Religion and Society 4. 4 (2015): 61-70.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Violence of American Law: A Critique of the Early 21st Century Institutional Subjugation of African-Americans." International Journal of Ethics 11. 2 (2015): 119-126.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "To Be or Not to Be: The Significance of Ricoeur's Philosophical Ethics and Heidegger on Time and Death for Judging Contemporary American Debates on Physician-Assisted Suicide." International Journal of Ethics 10. 4 (2015): 339-358.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Using Foucault's Discipline and Punish to Reinterpret the Gap between the Indian Constitution and Indian Society: Homage to Ambedkar." Journal of Social Inclusion Studies 2. 1 (2015): 118-133.
  • Interview with Gustavo Gutierrez, 2014-15 Gittler Prize Winner: Liberation Theology as a Global Phenomenon: Reflections of a Founder. Interviewer: http://www.brandeis.edu/gittlerprize/videos/gutierrez-interview.html Sampath, Rajesh. Brandeis University: International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life and the Office of the President, 2014.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Phenomenological Appropriation of Ricoeur's Critique of Rawlsian Contractualism and Kantian Deontology for the Purposes of Building a New Theory of International Economic Justice." International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 2. 4 (2014): 23-43.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Review of Rawls Explained: From Fairness to Utopia." Rev. of Rawls Explained: From Fairness to Utopia, by Paul Voice. Philosophy of the Social Sciences vol. 44 of 6 2014: 843-847.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Aligning Global Economic Justice and International Law: A Philosophical Critique of the 2013 U.S. Supreme Court Decision That Limits the Application of the Alien Tort Statute." Journal of Law and Criminal Justice 2. 1 (2014): 197-211.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Deconstructing Taylor's A Secular Age to Get at a Deeper Sense of the Philosophical Problem." Review of Arts and Humanities 3. 1 (2014): 45-54.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Education, Capabilities and Development: Appropriating Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed to Challenge Contemporary Assumptions." International Journal for Innovation Education and Research 2. 4 (2014): 71-76.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Is the Formation of Western Democratic Governments an Unrepeatible Historical Singularity? - A Critical Reading of Locke's Second Treatise of Government in Light of Contemporary Developing Countries." Review of History and Political Science 2. 2 (2014): 227-243.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Effective Nexus of Development Action and Public Policy." Rev. of Rethinking Development Challenges for Public Policy: Insights From Contemporary Africa, by K. Hanson, G. Kararach, and T. Shaw, eds. Development in Practice vol. 24.1 04/25/2014: 148-151.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Spiritual Dimensions of Poverty: Revisiting Gutierrez's A Theology of Liberation." International Journal of Religion and Society 4. 3 (2014): 1-8.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Toward an Alternative to the GDP: A Critical Analysis of the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress Headed by Joseph Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul Fitoussi." Journal of Social Science for Policy Implications 2. 1 (2014): 59-66.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Framing the Field of Religion and Development." Rev. of Religion and Development: Ways of Transforming the World, by Gerrie Ter Haar, ed.,. Spec. Issue of International Journal of Religion and Society vol. 4 of 1/2 2013: 3-8.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Religion, Justice and Development: A Theological Response to the Secular Frameworks of Rawls and Sen." Spec. Issue of International Journal of Religion and Society 4. 1/2 (2013): 69-84.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Capabilities Approach to Intellectual Property and Global Justice." Rev. of From the Goods to A Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, by Madhavi Sunder. Law and Society Review vol. 47.2 06/01/2013
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Book Review." Rev. of Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey, by Ahmet Kuru and Alfred Stepan, eds.,. International Journal of Religion and Society vol. 3.2 2012: 161-167.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Relation of Rights and Economics." Rev. of Economic Policy and Human Rights: Holding Governments to Account, by Radhika Balakrishnan and Diane Elson, eds. Development in Practice vol. 22.8 11/01/2012: 1149-1151.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "A Theoretical Contribution to the UN Discussion on Indigenous Rights- A Response to the Human Rights Council Resolution 18/8: Indigenous Peoples’ Language and Culture." Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples- UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Human Rights Council 18/8. 18/8 (2011)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Submission in Response to Human Rights Council Resolution 15/25: The Right to Development." Intergovernmental Working Group- UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council 15/25. 15/25 (2011)
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Reading Heidegger on Time and History." Memory, Humanity and Meaning. 1 ed. vol. 1 Ed. Mihail Neamtu and Bogdan Taratu-Cazaban. Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2009. 365-380.
  • Sampath, Rajesh (written as 'Raj'). "Ecstatic Historical Time and the Eclipse of Christianity in Heidegger's "Hegel and the Greeks"." Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy 45. 1 (2008): 305-31
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Experiencing the Transformation of the Divine in Heidegger's 1942 Lecture on "Hegel's Concept of Experience"." Heidegger Circle Proceedings 42. (2008): 170-8
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "In the Revelatory Light of the Chiasmic Entwining." Rev. of The Phenomenology of Religious Life, by Martin Heidegger. Arhe vol. 5 2008: 221-228.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Introduction." Saving our Global Heritage. 1st ed. vol. 1 Ed. Global Heritage Fund. Palo Alto: Global Heritage Fund, 2004. 12-27.
  • Sampath, Rajesh (written as 'Raj'). "Time's Impossibility: The Holocaust and the Historicity of History." Contemporary Portrayals of Auschwitz: Philosophical Challenges. 1st ed. vol. 1 Ed. James Watson, Alan Rosenberg, Detlef Linke. Amherst: Humanity's Books, 2000. 283-296.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Re-Spiriting Hegel and the Passage of Deconstruction: Jean Hyppolite and the General Theory of Epochal Transformation." Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14. 1 (2000): 36-61.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Time of Consumption and the Consumption of Time." The Politics of Human Rights. 1st ed. vol. 1 Ed. Orad Savic. London: Verso Press, 1999. 268-273.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. Four-Dimensional Time: Twentieth Century Philosophies of History in Europe. 1st ed. Latham: University Press of America, 1999.
  • Sampath, Rajesh (written as "Raj"). "Evil, Temporality, and the Movement of Epochs: Prolegomena to Heidegger's Lecture on Schelling's Essence of Human Freedom." International Readings on Theory, History and Philosophy of Culture: Issues of Communication in Contemporary Cultural Contexts. 1 ed. vol. 6 Ed. Lubava Moreva. St. Petersburg: Russian Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Research: EIDOS Center, 1998. 26-39.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Time of consumption and the consumption of time: consumer society and the "end" of history." Consumption, Markets and Culture 2. 4 (1998): 457-462.
  • Sampath, Rajesh (written as 'Raj'). "Superseding Deconstruction: Blanchot, Hegel, and the Theory of Epochs." Qui Parle 10. 2 (1997): 61-88.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Heidegger, Culture, and the Origin of Historical Time." International Readings on Theory, History and Philosophy of Culture: Issues of Communication in Contemporary Cultural Contexts. 1 ed. vol. 4 Ed. Lubava Moreva. St. Petersburg: Russian Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Research: EIDOS Center, 1997. 394-401.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Lyotard and the Phenomenological Theory of Historical Time." Modellierungen von Geschichte und Kulture: "Modeling History and Culture". 1st ed. Ed. Jeff Bernard, Peter Grzybek, and Gloria Withalm. University of Graz, Graz, Austria: Semiotische Berichte: Oesterreichischen Gesellschaft Fuer Semiotik, 1997. 193-200.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Theoretical Fragments on War, Perception and Historical Time." Current Issues in Political Philosophy: Justice and Welfare in Society and World Order. vol. 4 Ed. Peter Koller and Klaus Puhl. Kirchberg Am Wechsel, Austria: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 1996. 355-359.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "Foucault, Historical Time, and the Origin of Man." Culture and Value: Philosophy and the Cultural Sciences. vol. 3 Ed. Kjell S. Johannessen and Tore Nordenstam. Kirchberg am Wechsel: The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 1995. 412-417.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Historicity of Archaeology." Symploke 3. 2 (1995): 135-163.
  • Sampath, Rajesh. "The Space of War and the Time of Media." Belgrade Circle/Beogradski krug 1. 2 (1995): 89-96.