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Department of Philosophy

Dr. Kanti lal Das

Dr. Kanti lal Das


M.A., M.Phil. Ph.D.

Professor


Contact Addresses:

Contact No.
+91- 9434887860(M)
Address(office)
Department of Philosphy, University of North Bengal, P.O.-NBU, Dist. Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin-734013, India.
e-Mail
kanti_lal_das@yahoo.com (kanti_lal_das@yahoo.com)

Subject Specialization: Logic, Philosophy of Language, Contemporary ethics and theory of justice.

Areas of Research Interest: Religious language, Linguistic philosophy, Theory of justice.

No. of Ph.D. students:    (a) Supervised: 10       (b) Ongoing: 07

No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 13       (b) Ongoing: 03.

No. of Publications:        (a) Journal(s) : 35        (b) Books Authored: 04        (c) Books Edited: 04

Professional Experiences:

  • 21 Years.
  • Member, ISUD
  • Editorial Boards: Departmental Journal, NBU,

Administrative Experiences:

  • Head, Dept. of Philosophy, NBU.
  • Deputy Coordinator SAP, DRS- II,
  • Deputy Coordinator, Ambedkar Study Centre.
  • Coordinator of SAP, DRS-III
  • Director Honorary, UGC, ASC, NBU
  • Director Additional Charge, UGC, HRDC, NBU

Innovations/Contributions to Teaching:

  • Deeply involved in teaching and research work particularly in higher education.

Participation/ Resource person in Refresher Course/ Workshop: Yes

Research Projects:

Title of the Project

Name of the Funding Agency

Duration & Amount

Place of Work

Untouchability: A Crisis of Humanism

 ASC

One Year, 50 thousand

NBU, 2006

Buddhism and Deep Ecology:A Comparative Srtudy

BSC

One Year, 50 thousand

NBU2006

Ambedkar’s Conversion to Buddhism and its impact

ASC

One Year, 50 thousand

NBU,2011-12

AmnartySen on the Idea of Justice: An Alternative Approach to Rawls’ Theory of Justice

ICPR

Two Year, 2 lakh

BNU, 2013-14

Selective List of Publications:

Books Authored:

  1. Entitled The Philosophical Relevance of Language: A Methodological Reflection, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2005.
  2. Entitled Symbolic Logic in Bengali Medium, National Library Publisher, 2012
  3. Entitled Language Truth and Logic, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2012.
  4. Entitled A Handbook of Set Theory, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2014.

Books Edited:

  1. Entitled Language and Reality under Special Assistance Program (SAP) of UGC, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2006.(Jointly)
  2. Entitled Language and Ontology under Special Assistance Program (SAP) of UGC, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2008.(Jointly)
  3. Entitled   Language, value and Culture: East-West Comparative Study under Special Assistant Program (SAP) of UGC, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2008-2009.(Jointly)
  4. Entitled Language and Communication under Special Assistant Program ( SAP) of UGC, Sarat Book Publishers, Kolkata,  (Forthcoming).(Individually)

Papers in Journals, Proceedings and Edited Volumes:

  1. A paper entitled “‘If—then’ and ‘Horse Shoe’: A Strawsonian Account” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X),vol.xxiv, No. I, January 1997.
  2. A paper entitled “Actual and Possible Worlds: An Intuitionist Approach” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly,  ( ISSN 0376 -415X), vol.xxx, No 1, January 1998.
  3. A paper entitled “On Decision Procedure” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376X), vol.xxv, No.3, July1998.
  4. A paper entitled “Language and Conceptual Framework: A Note on Strawson” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376 – 415X), vol.xxvii, No. 1&2, January-April, 2000.
  5. A paper entitled “Significance of Philosophical Statements: A Linguistic Approach” was published in The Visva-Bharati Journal of Philosophy,  Vol.xxxiii, 1&2, August 1997-February 1999.
  6. A paper entitled “Justification of Rules in Quantification Logic” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X), vol., xxviii, No.2, in April, 2001.
  7. A paper entitled “Hare on Moral Universalizability: A Critical Survey” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376- 415X), vol., xxvii, No.3 in July, 2001.
  8. A paper entitled “Quantification over Possible World: A Modal Interpretation” was published in the Journal of Philosophy and The Life World”, vol., 4 in the year of 2001-2.
  9. A paper entitled “Quantificational Parity and Vernacular Disparity” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (ISSN 0376-415X),   vol., xxix, No.1 in January 2002.
  10. A paper entitled “Kantian Ethics: A Twofold Logical Interpretation” was published in the Anthology of Indian Philosophical Congress in the year of 2002.
  11. A paper entitled “On Meaning Priority: Word-Sentence Dichotomy” was published in the Anthology named Language and Meaning, edited by Professor RaghunathGhosh, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd. in 2003.
  12. A paper entitled “A Non-Anthropocentric Approach of Environmental Ethics” was published in the Anthology of Indian Philosophical Congress in the year of 2004.
  13. A paper entitled “On Meaning Priority” was published in the Anthology Language and Meaning edited by Professor R.N.Ghosh under SAF Program of UGC in 2004.
  14. A paper entitled “Human Attitude towards Nature: An Ethics of Environmental Awareness” was published in the Anthology entitled Environmental Awareness: A Multidisciplinary Study edited by G.P.Das and S.N. Roul in the year of 2005.
  15. A paper entitled “ Theory of Reference: A New Classical Approach” was  published in the Anthology entitled Meaning and Reference edited by ManjulikaGhosh and Chandidas Bhattacharya, Allied Publishers Private Ltd, 2005.
  16. A Bengali paper entitled “The Criteria of Word and Sentence Meaning in Carnap’s Philosophy” was published in the Anthology entitled SabdarthaBichara in North Bengal University Studies in Philosophy-3 under SAP Program, edited by R.N.Ghosh and B.B. Chakraborty in 2005.
  17. A paper entitled “ The Ontological Position of Meinong: A Critical Observation” was published in the anthology edited Language and Realityedited by Dr. Das and DrBasak under North Bengal University Studies in Philosophy under (S.A.P), Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2006.
  18. A paper entitled: “The Metaphysical Basis of Environmental Ethics: A Spinoziastic Approach” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly,(ISSN 0376-415X), Vol. xxxiii, No. 3&4, July-October, 2006.
  19. A paper entitled “Paradoxes of Material Implication: An Observation” was published in the Journal of the Department of Philosophy of North Bengal University, VOL.IV, March, 07. 
  20. A paper entitled “Does Nature Possess Intrinsic Value? An Ethics of Environment” was published in the Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (JICPR), No.XXIII, No.3, July, 2007.
  21. A paper entitled “Is Meinongian Doctrine of Aussersein Self-contradictory? An Observation” was published in the anthology entitled Language and Ontology edited by Dr. Das and Mr. Mukherjee under SAP, N.B.U. Studies in Philosophy, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2008.
  22. A paper entitled “Meinong on Object, Existence and Ontological Commitment: A Critical Observation” was published in JICPR, (ISSN-0970-7794),Vol.XXVII, No. 3, July-Sept. 2010.
  23. A  paper entitled “ AmartyaSen on The Idea of Justice” was published in the Proceedings of the Ninth World Congress, Olympia and Elian Dialogues, Vol.XXII/i, (ISSN 1105-1582), 2012, pp.135-150. (International)
  24. A paper entitled “Moral Universality: A Kantian Approach” was published in the Journal of the Department of Philosophy (ISSN: 0976 4496), Vol. VIII, March, 2011.
  25. A paper entitled “ On Environmental Aesthetics” was published in the book entitled Language and Aesthetics under SAP edited by  RaghunathGhosh and B.B.Chakraborty in ineN.B.U.Studies in Philosophy, vol.19,2013, pp.34-48.
  26. A paper entitled “Eco-Sensitivity of Buddhism: An Ethics of Environment” was published in the Journal Philosophica(ISSN 2249-5053),Vol-III, Sept. 2013.
  27. A paper entitled “Why Environmental Ethics Matters to Philosophy?” was published in the MANAVAYATAN, a Peer-reviewed International Journal on Humanities of Centre for Studies in Humanities (ISSN 2249-0612),Vol.II, Number II, January –June, 2013.
  28. A paper entitled “Revisiting Vivekananda on the Downfall of India: Causes and Solutions” was published in the Journal Philosophy and the Life-world, special issue: Swami Vivekananda 150, (ISSN 0975-8461)Vol.16, 2013-14.
  29. A paper entitled “ Moral Universalizability: A Kantian Approach” was published in the Journal of Indian Philosophical Quarterly,( ISSN 0376-415X), Vol. 39, No. 3-4, July-December.
  30. A paper entitled “Logic, Language and Reality” was published in the book entitled Logic and Reality, edited by Dr. Sabhajeet S. Jadav, Head of Department of Philosophy, M. G. KashiVidyapeeth University, AnkitPrakashan, Madava, Rohniya, Varanasi-8, 2013. (ISBN: 81-86376-10-0)
  31. A paper entitled “Russell’s Theory of Proper Name” was published in the Journal Philosophica, Vol. IV, 2014, (ISSN 2249-5053).
  32. A paper entitled “Heidegger on Language, Poetry and Creativity: A Reflection” was published in JICPR, VolXXIX, Number 2, April-June, 2012, (ISSN-0970-7794).
  33. A paper entitled “Paradigm of Cross-Cultural Communication towards building up a World Community: A Conceptualist Account”, included in International Conference on Language, Literature and Community, Paper Proceedings, ICRD, Sri Lanka, pp. 30-36, 2015, (ISBN 978-955-4543-26-3).
  34. A paper entitled “Preferential Treatment: A Means of Social Justice” was published in the book entitled Demarcation of Morality in Human Life edited by Ranjit Kumar Barman and Ranjan Kumar Das, Abhijeet Publications, New Delhi, 2015, (ISBN 978-93-5074-200-6).
  35. A paper entitled “Language is the House of Being: Heideggerian Reflection” was published in Sandhan, Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, Centre for studies in civilization New Delhi, Vol. XIV, Number 2, July-December, 2014, (ISSN 0972-3609)

 Details Presentations:

  1. Presented a paper entitled “Human Attitude towards Nature: An Ethics of Environmental Awareness” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar held on 26th and 27th Feb. 2005 at S.R.Colleage, Bali pal, Balasore, Orrisa.
  2. Presented a paper entitled “ A Plea for Non-anthropocentrism as an environmental challenge to Anthropocentrism: An Observation” in the National Seminar on “ Ethics and Environment” held during 22nd and 23rd March, 2005, in the Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, under DSA Program of UGC.
  3. Presented a paper entitled “ Human Attitude Towards Nature: An Ethics of Environment” in the National Seminar on “ Ethics in Theory and Practice” sponsored by ICRR and organized by the Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal during  2nd and 3rd March, 2005.
  4. Presented a paper entitled “Language and Reality” in the National Seminar on “Language, Thought and Reality” under SAP held in the Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, during April, 2005.
  5. Presented a paper entitled “Untauchability and Its Impact on Ambedkar” in the National Seminar as conducted by Amberdkar Study Centre, North Bengal University, on the 22nd December, 05.
  6. Presented a paper entitled “ Untouchability: A Crisis of Humanity” in the National Seminar on “ Ambedkar’s Socio-Political Thought” as conducted by Ambedkar Study Centre, North Bengal University on the 20th and 21st February, 2006.
  7. Presented a paper entitled “ Is-Ought Dichotomy : Searlian Interpretation” in the workshop on Language and Values as organized by the Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University under Special Assistance Program (UGC) on the 1st – 3rd March, 2006.(viii)
  8. Presented a paper entitled “ The Ecophilosophy of Buddhism” in the National Seminar in Buddhism in Socio-ethical Perspective conducted by  Centre  for Buddhist Studies of North Bengal University on the 18th and 19th March, 2006.
  9. Presented a paper entitled “Language and Culture” in the Workshop under Special Assistant Programme (SAP) of UGC as conducted by the Department of Philosophy of North Bengal University in April 2009.
  10. Presented a paper entitled “Ambedkar’s Vision for a Just Society” in the National Seminar on Ambedkar on Social Justice under Ambedkar’s Study Centre, Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, December, 2010.
  11. Presented a paper entitled “Heidegger’s Interpretation on Meaning” in the Workshop under SAP, conducted by the Department of Philosophy, during   7th and 8th March, 2011.
  12. Presented a paper entitled “The Relevance of Vivekananda’s thoughts on Women in 21st Century” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in 21st Century as organized by Department of Philosophy, Raiganj College (University College), Raiganj in collaboration with RaiganjGourBanga Research Forum, Raiganj on the 22nd and 23rd March,2013.
  13. Presented  a paper entitled “ Logic and Reality” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar organized by the Department of Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi  KashiVidyapit, Varanashi on the 30th and 31st March,2013.
  14. Presented a paper entitled “Reflection on Language and Reality” in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Trends in Analytic Philosophy: Western and Indian Perspectives as organized by the Department of Philosophy, Cotton College, Guwahati, on the 5th and 6th April, 2013.
  15. Presented a paper entitled “ Revisiting Vivekananda on the Downfall of India: Causes and Solution” in the Two Day UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on “ Understanding  Swami Vivekananda in Contemporary Perspective” organized by the Department of Philosophy & Dept. of Political Science, Krishnath College, Berhampur, Murshidabad in Collaboration with Ramkrishna Mission Ashram, on August 23rd and 34th , 2013.
  16. Presented a paper entitled ‘Identity, Autonomy and Development’ in Indian Council of Philosophical Research Philosophy Teacher’s Meet for Eastern Zone, September 23rd -25th, 2016, organized by the Department of Philosophy, VinobaBhave University, Hazaribag.