ENLIGHTENMENT TO ERFECTION
Department of Philosophy

Dr. Anirban Mukherjee

Dr. Anirban Mukherjee


B.A. (Honours), M.A.(JU), Ph.D. (University of Reading, U.K.)

Associate Professor

 

Life Member- Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune, India; Member- Indian Philosophical Congress, European Society for Philosophy and Psychology, European Society for Aesthetics, British Wittgenstein Society.


Contact Addresses:

Contact No.
(+91) 9051261169
Address(office)
Department of Philosphy, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.
e-Mail
anirban76@gmail.com

Education:

Subject Specialization: Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Cognitive Science.

Areas of Research Interest: Wittgenstein, Kant, Gandhi, Nagarjuna, Philosophy of Risk: Epistemic Luck and Moral Luck, Middle path and Moderate politics

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing: 06

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: Nil       (b) Ongoing: 01.

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 21        (b) Books Edited: 02

Achievement & Awards:

Professional experiences:

Innovations/Contributions to Teaching:

Participation/ Resource person in Refresher Course/ Wor kshop:

Participation as Resource person:

  1. ‘Wittgenstein: Language, Knowledge, and Skepticism’ at Refresher Course on Epistemology- Eastern and Western at Calcutta University on 9th April 2015
  2. ‘Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Early and Later phase’ at Refresher course on Philosophy at North Bengal University on 2nd January 2015
  3. ‘Wittgenstein on some issues in Philosophy of Mind’- Refresher course on Philosophy of Mind at Jadavpur University on 23rd November 2013

Participation as participant:

  1. Attended One week workshop on Soft Skills for Teachers of Higher Education on the theme ‘ Rethinking Soft Skills in Teaching Learning Process’ at UGC- HRDC, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana from 05-08-2015 to 11-08-2015
  2. Attended Refresher Course in ‘Metaphysics-Indian and Western’ held at Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University in 2011
  3. Attended Orientation Course for Lecturer in Indian Colleges and Universities held at Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, Kolkata in 2007
  4. Attended Refresher Course in Cognition and Representation held at Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University in 2003

 Details of Seminars Coordinated with funding agency:

  1. Organised a national seminar on ‘The Postmodern Paradigm in Philosophy’ in the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University 13-14 February 2014
  2. Organised a national seminar on ‘The Nature of Philosophy’ in the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University on 19th March 2013
  3. Organised a national seminar on ‘Contemporary issues in Ethics’ in the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University in August 2010
  4. Organised an ICPR funded Refresher Course on Philosophy, Psychology and Society in 2005

Administrative Experiences:

Research Projects:

Title of the Project

Name of the Funding Agency

Duration & Amount

Place of Work

‘Philosophical explorations into the legacy of Satyajit Ray’

ICPR

Rs 50000 (2012-2013)

NBU

‘Escaping the constraint of extremes: A new theory of the middle way following Mādhyamaka Philosophy’

North Bengal University supported UGC project

Rs 50000 (2014-2015)

NBU

Selective List of Publications:

            Edited Books:
  1. Re-interpreting Tradition: 20th Century Indian Thought with N Ramthing, Northern Book House, New Delhi, (forthcoming)
  2. Language and Ontology with Kantilal Das, Northern Book House, New Delhi, 2007.

     Details Papers in Journals, Proceedings, and Edited Volumes:

  3. ‘Ethics of Globalization’ in Philosophical Papers (forthcoming).
  4. ‘Aspects, Insights, and Creativity’ in  Mind and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary sharing; Essays in Honour of Professor Amita Chatterjee, Kuntala Bhattacharya, Madhucchanda Sen and Smita Sirker eds., D. K. Printworld, Delhi (To be published)
  5. ‘History in Philosophy, Philosophy beyond History: Swami Vivekananda’s curious predicament’ in Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, 2008 (published in 2014)
  6. ‘Understanding Helmholtz’ in Language and Thought, Koushik Joardar and Jyotish Basak eds, Northern Book House, New Delhi, 2012
  7. ‘Debating aspect perception’ in Philosophical Papers, 2009, pp. 33-37
  8. ‘Aspect jungle’ in Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Vol. 16, No. 1&2, 2005.
  9. Saussure-er Chinha-tatta ( Saussure’s Semiotics )’ (in Bengali) in Sabdartha Bichar, Raghunath Ghosh and Bhaswati B. Chakraborty eds., Allied Publishers, Kolkata, 2005, pp. 225-238
  10. ‘Description. What else!’ in Meaning and Reference, Manjulika Ghosh and Chandidas Bhattacharyya eds.,  Allied Publishers, Kolkata, 2005.
  11. ‘What’s wrong with our reasoning?’ in Understanding Philosophy- Eastern and Western Perspectives, Manjulika Ghosh ed., Sundeep Prakashan, New Delhi, 2004, pp. 121-128
  12. ‘Another look at an old picture’ in Theories of Meaning: Eastern and western, Raghunath Ghosh ed., Allied Publishers, Kolkata, 2003, pp.313-323.
  13. Chine Gharer Samasya (Problem of the Chinese Room)’ (in Bengali) in Monodarshan (Philosophy of Mind in Bengali) Amita Chatterjee, Madhabendranath Mitra and Prayash Sarkar eds. Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 2003, pp.293-308.

    Reviews and Critical Notices:

  14. Sudhir Kakar, Young Tagore (New Delhi:Penguin-Viking, 2013)in Biblio- India, November- December 2013
  15. Richard Giulianotti and Roland Robertson eds. Globalization and Sport (Oxford: Blackwell, 2007) in Soccer and Society (London: Routledge), Vol. 12, No. 5 (2011) pp. 701-703.
  16. Brendan Hyde, Children and Spirituality: Searching for Meaning and Connectedness in International Journal of Public Theology: Volume 5, Number 3, 2011, pp. 380-381(2)  ISSN: 1872-5171, E-ISSN: 1569-7320
  17. Semir Zeki,Splendors and Miseries of the Brain: Love, Creativity, and the Quest for Human Happiness (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) in Metapsychology Online Volume: 14, Number: 29 (2010) http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=5649&cn=396
  18. Graham McColl, ’78: How A Nation Lost the World Cup    (London: Headline, 2006) in Soccer and Society (London: Routledge), Vol. 10, No. 2 (2009) pp. 280-297.
  19. Daniel Burdsey, British Asians and Football: Culture, Identity, Exclusion (London: Routledge, 2007)in Soccer and Society (London: Routledge), Vol. 9, No. 4 (2008), pp. 439-454.
  20. Daniel Dennett, Sweet Dreams : Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness (2005) , in Metapsychology Online Volume: 11, Number: 41 (2007) http://metapsychology.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=book&id=3863&cn=394
  21. Stephanie Kaza (Ed.) Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume. (Boston: Shambhala, 2005), in Metapsychology Online Volume: 11, Number: 17 (2007). http://mentalhelp.net/books/books.php?type=de&id=3604
  22. John Carlin, White Angels: Beckham, Real Madrid and the New Football – The Inside Story. (London: Bloomsbury, 2004), in Soccer and Society (London: Routledge), Vol. 8, No. 1 (2007), pp. 144-146
  23. Gary Armstrong and Richard Giulianotti (eds.), Football in Africa: Conflict, Conciliation and Community. (London: Palgrave 2004), in Soccer and Society (London: Routledge), Vol.6, No.1 (2005), pp. 115-117

     Details of Presentations:

  24. ‘Revisiting the Chinese Room Argument’ at West Bengal State University in November 2015.
  25. ‘Putnam’s take on Wittgenstein / Putnam takes on Wittgenstein’ at the ICPR sponsored International seminar on Philosophy of Hilary Putnam held at IIT Bombay 3-5 October 2015
  26. ‘Wittgenstein: Language, Knowledge, and Skepticism’ at Refresher Course on Epistemology- Eastern and Western at Calcutta University on 9th April 2015
  27. ‘Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Early and Later phase’ at Refresher course on Philosophy at North Bengal University on 2nd January 2015
  28. ‘Ethics of Globalization: Issues and Perspectives’ at Philosophy Day Seminar at North Bengal University in November 2014.
  29. ‘Transgressing the constraint of Limits’ at a seminar on Transgression held at IIAS Shimla 27-29 October 2014.
  30. ‘The idea of the middle way in Madhyamaka Philosophy’ at IIAS Shimla 24th September 2014
  31. ‘Wittgenstein on some issues in Philosophy of Mind’- Refresher course on Philosophy of Mind at Jadavpur University on 23rd November 2013
  32. ‘History in Philosophy, Philosophy beyond History: Swami Vivekananda’s curious predicament’ at IIAS Shimla September 2013
  33. ‘Discovering Mahadevan’s rendering of Atma-bodha’ at ICPR National Seminar on The Philosophy of Professor T. M. P. Mahadevan organized by the Department of Philosophy, Madras University during 26-28 March 2013
  34. ‘History in Philosophy, Philosophy beyond History: Swami Vivekananda’s curious predicament’ at Swami Vivekananda: Some Reflections held at the Department of History, Calcutta University on 23 March 2013
  35. ‘Informal fallacies and Critical Thinking’ at Orientation Programme on Research in Philosophy at Darshan Bhawan, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi held during 7-9 March 2013
  36. ‘Questioning the neutrality of Navya-Nyaya language’ at National Workshop on Navya Nyaya Language organized by the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, under UGC-SAP from 12th – 14th March 2012.
  37. ‘Taking on Conventionalism / talking of conventionalism’ at a National Seminar on Philosophical approaches to language: Greco-Roman and Classical Indian, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, February 22-23, 2012.
  38. ‘Wittgenstein and Aspect Perception’ at European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, University of Utrecht, Netherlands, June 2008.
  39. ‘Understanding Helmholtz on Perception’ at European Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, University of Geneva, Switzerland, July 2007.
  40. ‘Helmholtz’s Theory of Perception’ at Graduate Research Seminar, University of Reading, UK in 2007.
  41. ‘Aspect Perception: Digging deeper into a Wittgensteinian notion’ at Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, 2006.
  42. ‘Perception as Interpretation’ at the Open Minds Conference, Manchester University, UK, 2006.
  43. ‘Understanding the interpretation involved in Perception’ at Graduate Research Seminar, University of Reading, 2006
  44. ‘In and out of the Chinese Room’ at the Indian Philosophical Congress, Madurai, 2004.
  45. ‘Aspects, Insights and Creativity’ at the DST / ICPR sponsored national seminar on Creativity and Cognitive Science, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, February 26-28, 2004.
  46. ‘Aspect Perception’ in a Refresher course on Representation and Cognition, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, November 2003.
  47. ‘What’s wrong with Human reasoning?’ at Indian Philosophical Congress, Udaipur, 2002.
  48. Received invitation to present a paper on “The concept of Svadharma” at the Young Scholars Seminar organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research in 1999.
  49. ‘Chinese Room Argument’ at a seminar on Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Psychology, Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, March 1999.