Domains of Belief — An Interview with Professor KD Irani – Part 2 of 4

Born on May 1, 1922 in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India, Prof. Kaikhosrov Dinshah Irani is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York, having served there for 61 years. He was Chairman of the Department for nine years; and the Director, and Executive Director of the Program for the History and Philosophy of Science and was responsible for the development of the Program and its execution and teaching. He was also the Director of the Academy of Humanities and Sciences for 12 Years. In 2012, City College of New York Alumni Association honored him for his 61 years of Academic career, stating: "A man of varied interests, Professor Iranis influence on generations of City College students has been wide ranging and enduring. One of his students, an anonymous Scandinavian who became a successful chemical engineer, gave City College $2 million in 1999 to establish a fellowship program named for Professor Irani." In the last 30 years he has worked in the area of History and Philosophy of Ancient Thought — Religious, Moral, Mythic, and Technological. Towards the end of these years, he formulated what he calls his "original contribution to philosophy" – namely, the theory of "Domains of Belief". In part 1, we talked about his life, his experiences with Albert Einstein and other giants of physics, his life in India as a child, his college days, his father, his mother, his venturing into Law practice, how he met his wife, his move to the United States, and his <b>…<b>