Jolly Thomas

Assistant Professor 

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT-Dharwad


Research areas:

Metaphysics, Philosophical Logic, Philosophy of Language and Epistemology

 

email: joliethomas@iitdh.ac.in

 

Contact:

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

IIT-Dharwad

WALMI Campus, Belur Industrial Area, NH 4,

Pune Banglore Road, Near High Court,

Dharwad-580011, Karnataka

 

Work experience:

1. Assistant professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Dharwad, Since December 2018.

2. Visiting Assistant Professor, International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad, Centre for Exact Humanities, 2016-2018.

3. Guest faculty, International Institute of Information Technology-Hyderabad, Centre for Exact Humanities, January – May 2016.

 

Educational qualifications:

1. PhD in Philosophy (2016) (University of Hyderabad)

2.  MPhil in Philosophy (2009) (University of Hyderabad)

3. MA in Philosophy (2008) (University of Hyderabad)

 

Papers published:

1. Thomas, J. 2018. “Developing Metalogic to Formalize Ontological Disputes of the Systems in Metaphysics by Introducing the Notion of Functionally Isomorphic Quantifiers.”, in Logica Universalis 12 (3-4): 461-492.                    DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11787-018-0213-8#

2. Thomas, J. 2017. “An Analysis of the Notions of Conceivability and Possibility.” Indian Philosophical Quarterly 44 (2): 165-178.

3. Thomas, J. 2016. “Conceivability, World and Epistemic Background”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly 37 (1-4): 57-73.

 

Conference presentations:

1. “Formalizing Ontological Disputes of the Systems in Metaphysics by Augmenting First Order Quantificational Logic: A Meta-logical Inquiry”, Presented in Logics and Metalogics workshop in 6th World Conference and School on Universal Logic (UNILOG’18), Vichy, France. 

https://www.uni-log.org/start6.html

2. “Developing Metalogic to Formalize Ontological Disputes of the Systems in Metaphysics by Introducing the Notion of Functionally Isomorphic Quantifiers”, Presented as the recipient of Bimal Krishna Matilal Logic Prize at the Universal Logic contest at UNILOG’18 in Vichy, France.

http://www.uni-log.org/logic-prize-world

 

Awards:

1. Awarded Bimal Krishna Matilal Logic Prize-2018 at the Universal Logic Conference (UNILOG’18) in Vichy, France.    

http://www.uni-log.org/logic-prize-india

2. Awarded gold medal for obtaining the first rank in MA (2006-08) by University of Hyderabad.

 

Courses taught:

1. Ethics (Monsoon 2017 and 2018 at IIIT-Hyderabad)

2. Critical Thinking (Spring 2017 and 2018 at IIIT-Hyderabad)

3. Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness (Monsoon 2017, Spring 2016 at IIIT-Hyderabad)