Emeritus Professor

Amita Chatterjee

Positions Held:     

National Fellow for 2012-2013, Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)

Adviser to the School of Cognitive Science, Jadavpur University (2011 - 2012)            

First Vice Chancellor, Presidency University, Kolkata (November 2010 – October 2011)

Professor of Philosophy, Jadavpur University (1979 – 2010)

Co-ordinator, Centre for Cognitive Science, Jadavpur University (2001 – 2010)

Head of the Department and Coordinator, UGC Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, Jadavpur University (2002-2004)

E-mail:  chatterjeeamita@gmail.com, amita_ju@yahoo.com, achatterjee@school.jdvu.ac.in

Research:

  • As a member of the Logic Research Group under the CAS Programme of UGC at the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University working in the areas of Philosophical and Non-Standard Logic, Indian Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science.
  • As a Charles Wallace Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool, worked on the problem of Misperception from the points of view of Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Visited MSH, CREA, University of Paris viii and Paris xiii in connection with the inter-disciplinary research project of Concept Representation in Cognitive Science under the Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme of the Govt. of India through UGC in 1998.
  • Currently engaged in research on perception and cognition, funded by the Department of Information Technology and conducting a book-length study on Classical Indian Philosophy and Cognitive Science.

Publications:

Books: 

  • Understanding Vagueness, Pragati Publications, New Delhi, 1994.
  • Mental Reasoning: Experiments and Theories, co-authored with Smita Sirker, Codex Publishers, Kolkata, 2009.

 

Edited:

  • Bharatiya Dharmaniti (ed.), Allied Publishers Ltd., New Delhi, 1998.
  • Perspectives on Consciousness (ed.), Munshiram Manoharlal Publosher Private Ltd., New Delhi, 2003.
  • Physicalism and its Alternatives (Bengali), co-edited, Ashima Prakasani, Kolkata, 2003.
  • Some Philosophical Issues in Indian Logic, co-edited, Allied Publishers ltd, New Delhi, 2003.
  • Co-edited two volumes on Philosophical Concepts Relevant to Sciences in Indian Traditions, PHISPC Project of Center for Studies in Civilisation, New Delhi, 2006 and 2008.              

Articles:

Forthcoming:

  • ‘From self-ascription to self-knowledge’, to be published in an anthology by the Department of Philosophy, JNU, New Delhi.
  • ‘Embarrassing suffering, Karma, and Causation’, to be published in an anthology by the Central University of Hyderabad.
  • ‘Brajendranath Seal: A Disenchanted Hegelian’, to be published in an anthology by IIAS, Shimla.
  • ‘What is it like to be a moral being’ in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence, eds. Roger T. Ames and Peter D. Hershock, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.

 Published:

  • "Naturalism in Classical Indian Philosophy", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2012 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <http://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2012/entries/naturalism-india/>.
  • 'Affective Information Processing and Representations',  co-authored with Dana Sugu, M.K. Kundu et al. (Eds.): PerMIn 2012, LNCS 7143, pp. 42–49 (2012)
  • ‘Funes and Categorization in an abstraction-free world’, in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Apoha Semantics and Human Cognition, Columbia University Press, USA, 2011, pp. 247-257.
  • ‘Nyaya- Vaisesika Philosophy’, The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy, eds. J. Garfield and W. Edelglass, Oxford University Press, New York, 2011, pp.112-126.
  • ‘Gärdenfors’ Conceptual Spaces and Affective Representations’, co-authored with Dana Sugu, in International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, Vol. 4 No. 1, Spring-Summer 2011, pp. 11-18
  • ‘Navya-Nyaya Logic’, jointly with Prabal K. Sen, in a special issue on Logic and Philosophy Today, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, vol xxvii, no.1, 2010, pp.77-99.
  • ‘Where is the knowledge we have lost in information’, in International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, Vol. III, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2010, pp. 49-58.
  • ‘Flashback: Reshuffling Emotions’, co-authored with Dana Sugu, in International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, Vol. III, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2010, pp. 109-134.
  • ‘Assessment of Dyshyponoia in Multicultural Plurilingual Setup’, co-authored with Madhushree Chakraborty, in International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, Vol. III, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2010, pp. 167-180.
  • ‘Introduction’, in The Dawn and Dawn Society, Volume XIV (reprint), ed. Madhabendra Nath Mitra, Jadavpur University in association with National Council of Education Bengal, 2010.
  • ‘Is Belief in Free Will a Cultural Universal?’, co-authored with Shaun Nichols, Joshua Knobe, Smita Sirker, et al., in Mind & Language, Vol. 25, No. 3 June 2010, pp. 346–358.
  • ‘Dinnāga and Mental Models: A Reconstruction’, co-authored with Smita Sirker, to be published in Philosophy East and West, University of Hawai‘i Press, 60:3, July 2010, pp. 315-340.
  • ‘Naturalism in Linguistic Theory’ in International Journal on Humanistic Ideology, Vol. II, No. 1, Spring-Summer 2009, pp. 43-57.
  • An introduction to the chapter on ‘Indian Logic’, co-authored with J. N. Mohanty, in The Development of Modern Logic, ed. Leila Haaparanta, Oxford University Press, USA, April, 2009, pp. 903-905.
  • ‘Emotion Detection from Facial Expressions Using Fuzzy Logic, jointly with Amit Konar et al., IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.
  • ‘Buddhist Logic’, in The Development of Modern Logic, ed. Leila Haapranta, Oxford University Press, USA, April, 2009, pp. 916-928.
  • ‘Consciousness: Dominant Metaphors and Research Methods’, in Understanding Consciousness: Recent Advances, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, January, 2009, pp. 225-245.
  • “Marry your daughter to a handsome person”: The Nyaya technique of precisifcation’, co-authored with Mihir. K. Chakraborty, in Logic, Navya-Nyaya & Applications: Homage to Bimal Krishna Matilal, Studies in Logic 15, eds. M. K. Chakraborty, B. Lowe, M. N. Mitra and S. Sarukkai, College Publications, London, UK, 2008, pp. 65-79.
  • ‘How did the Faculty of Language Evolve: A Debate between Chomsky and Pinker’, in Language, Science and Cognition, D. K. Print World, New Delhi, 2009.
  • ‘Navya Nyaya Langauge as a Medium of Science’, in Art, Literature and Aesthetics, PHISPC, Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2009.
  • ‘Intentional Consciousness and Higher Order Consciousness: An East West Perspective’ in Forms of Knowledge in India: Critical Revaluation, eds. Suresh Raval, G.M. Mehta, and Sitanshu Yashaschandra, Pencraft International, Delhi, 2008, pp. 69-88.
  • ‘Editorial Introduction’ in Philosophical Concepts Relevant to Science in Indian Theoretical Tradition, volume 2, part 1, Centre for Studies in Civilization, New Delhi, 2008, pp. 3-18.
  • ‘Jñānatantre Ākhyan’, in Gangeyapatra 20, April 2008, pp. 96-106.
  • A review Article on Sitansu S. Chakravarti’s Ethics in the Mahabharata,Journal of Human Values, vol. 13:2, 2007.
  • ‘Vrttijnana Reconstructed’ in Suvidya Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol. 1, No. 2, December 2007, Bangalore, India, pp. 12-24.
  • ‘Narrative and Cognitive Systems’, in Jadavpur Journal of Comparative Literature, Vol. 44, 2006-2007, pp. 37-46.
  • ‘Thinking Without Words: A Possibility or a Myth?’, in Language and Mind: A Western Perspective, ed. R. C. Pradhan, Hyderabad Series of Philosophy, Vol.4, Decent vooks, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 45-85.
  • ‘Perception’, in PHISPC Volume on Philosophical Concepts Relevant to Sciences, PHISPC Project of Center for Studies in Civilisation, 2006, pp. 263-287.
  • Karya-karana-bhava’, in PHISPC Volume on Philosophical Concepts Relevant to Sciences in Indian Tradition, PHISPC Project of Center for Studies in Civilisation, 2006, pp. 97-115.
  • ‘Editorial Introduction’, in Philosophical Concepts Relevant to Science in Indian Theoretical Tradition, Vol. 1, Part 1, Centre for Studies in Civilization, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 3-16.
  • ‘A Naturalist Twist to Nyaya Pramanavada: quining “justification”?’, Empiricism and Two Dogmas, eds. N. N. Chakraborty and M. Sen, Rabindra Bharati University, Calcutta, 2006, pp. 135-148.
  • ‘Samokale Banglabhasai Paschatya DarsanCarca’, in Siskha Darpan, Astam Barsa, Pratham Sankha, March, Government of West Bengal, 2006, pp. 23-25.
  • 'Indian Philosophy and Cognitive Science’, in Select Proceedings of the 78th Session of the Indian Philosophical Congress, Sundeep Prakashan, New Delhi, 2005, pp. 131-141.
  • ‘Fodor, Kant and Cognitive Science’, in Language of Cognition and Connation in Immanuel Kant, Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bhararti University, 2005, pp. 22-38.
  • Decision Making Reviewed, Academic Staff College, Calcutta University, 2005.
  • ‘Stability analysis of fuzzy temporal logic in the sense of Lyapunov’, co-authored by Aruna Chakraborty and Amit Konar, in Proceedings of PReMI, 2005.
  • ‘Global Minimizers: A canonical TVAC-particle swarm optimization based Hebbian Learning Approach’, co-authored by Sonai Ray, Debraj De, and Amit Konar, GECCO, 2005.
  • ‘Interpretations of the Wason Selection Task’, co-authored by Smita Sirker, in Journal of Rabindra Bharati University, Volume X, 2004-05, Kolkata, pp. 65-84.
  • Paravidya and Aparavidya – A Reconstruction’, in Sandhan: Special Issue on Philosophical Wisdom and Scientific Knowledge, Center for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, 2004, pp.78-85.
  • ‘Vision based tracking and navigation of mobile robots in Pioneer–II Platforms’, co-authored by Kuntal Ray and Amit Konar, in Proceedings of CODIS, 2004.
  • ‘Fuzzy relational approach to human mood detection from facial imageries’, co-authored by Aruna Chakraborty and Amit Konar, in Proceedings of CODIS, 2004.
  • ‘Let Thousand Flowers Bloom’, in Post Modernism and the Philosophical Tradition, Academic Staff College, Calcutta University, 2003, pp. 185-202.
  • ‘Explorations in Philosophy: Indian Philosophy’, a review article in The Review of Metaphysics, September 2003.
  • ‘Editor's Introduction’, in Perspectives on Consciousness, Munshriam Manoharlal Publishers, New Delhi, 2003, pp. ix-xxxi.
  • ‘Editor's Introduction’, in Some Philosophical Issues in Indian Logic, Allied Publishers, Kolkata, 2003, pp. ix-xv.
  • ‘Logic of Relations’, in Some Philosophical Issues in Indian Logic, Allied Publishers, Kolkata, 2003, pp. 117-157.
  • ‘Kali the Mother and the Play of Swan’, in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research: Special Issue, 2002, New Delhi, pp. 217-233.
  • ‘Buddhism: Egoism meets Altruism’, in Ethics: An Anthology, eds. Tirthanath Bandyopadhyay and Madhumita Chattopadhyay, Allied Publishers Limited, Calcutta, 2002, pp. 55-63.
  • A review of `Ganiter Dharapat’ by M. K. Chakraborty, Hawa Unapanchash, 2002.
  • ‘Editorial Introduction’, in Physicalism and its Alternatives, (co-edited) Ashima Prakasani, Kolkata, 2003.
  • ‘Prasanga Pranirbharata’ (On Supervenience), in Physicalism and its Alternatives, 2003.
  • ‘On Content: Relational and Notional’ in Rabindra Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, Volume VI, 2000, pp. 51-65.
  • ‘Universals and Concepts Reviewed’, in Realism: Responses and Reactions, Essays in Honour of Pranab Kumar Sen, eds. D. P. Chattopadhyaya et al., Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, 2000, pp. 265-281.
  • An entry on Cognitive Science in Bengali in Buddhijibir Notebai, Dhrubapad, ed. Sri Sudhir Chakrabarty Annual Number 4, 2000, pp. 208-210.
  • ‘Editor’s Introduction’, Bharatiya Dharmaniti (Indian Ethics in Bengali), Jadavpur University and Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 1998.
  • ‘Manushi Yauktikata Bastab Na Rupkatha’, in Darsana, Indian Academy of Philosophy, Calcutta, 1998.
  • ‘Non-Formal Semantics of the Logic of Part or Whole’, in Rabindra Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, Vol. IV, 1998, pp. 53-63.
  • ‘Kumarila’s Refutation of the Argument from Illusion’, in Essays in Indian Philosophy, ed. S. R. Saha, Jadavpur University and Allied Publishers Limited, Calcutta, 1997, pp. 279-296.
  • ‘Identity Statements’, in Foundations of Logic and Language, Vol. 2, ed., P. K. Sen, Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 1997, pp. 49-80.
  • ‘Cinta-Bhavana’, in Jagat, Bhasa O Cintan­ (an anthology on Wittgenstein), Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 1997.
  • ‘Truth in Indian Philosophy’, in A Companion to World Philosophies, eds., Eliot Deutsch and Ron Bontekoe, Blackwell, Oxford, U.K., 1997, pp. 334-345.
  • ‘Natural Laws, Accidental Generalizations and Vyapti’, in Epistemology, Meaning and Metaphysics after Matilal, Studies in Humanities and Social Science, Volume 3, No. 2, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, 1996, pp. 123-150.
  • ‘On Representation of Indeterminate Identity via Vague Concepts’, in Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics, Toulouse, Cedex, France, Volume 4, No. 2, 1996.
  • ‘Jantrik O Manashik’, in Darsana, Indian Academy of Philosophy, Calcutta, 1996, pp. 33-57.
  • ‘Concept Representation’, in the Proceedings of the National Seminar on Fuzzy Mathematics and Information Science, organized by the Departments of Mathematics and Computer Science, Visva Bharati, sponsored by Visva Bharati, NBHM, ISFUMIP, February 1993.
  • ‘Regimentation - Its Problems and Prospects’, Foundations of Logic and Language, Jadavpur Studies in Philosophy, Second Series, ed., P. K. Sen, Allied Publishers Limited, New Delhi, 1990, pp. 17-59.
  • ‘Can there be incontinent actions in the Nyaya scheme of intentional action?’, in Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Vol. 1, No.1, 1989, pp. 60-74.
  • ‘Privileged Access, First Person Authority and Donald Davidson’, in Visva Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Visva-Bharati, Vol. XXIV, No. 2, August 1988 (published in 1989), pp. 45-60.
  • ‘Power and Sakti – A Comparative Study’, Journal of Indian Philosophy, Volume 15, 1987, pp. 209-230.
  • ‘Towards A Dispositional Ontology’, in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. II, No. 2, Spring 1985, pp. 103-118.
  • ‘Professor Daya Krishna on Upanishads - A Discussion’, in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. 1, No. 2, Spring 1984, pp. 137-140.
  • ‘Are Dispositionals Counterfactuals?’, in Jadavpur Studies in Philosophy, Vol. 4, ed. P. K. Sen, Macmillan India Limited, New Delhi, 1982, pp. 81-107.
  • ‘The Revolution in Modern Physics and its Impact on Contemporary Philosophy’, in Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, Vol.5, 1981-2, pp. 51-64.
  • ‘Goodman, Chisholm and Will on “Relevant Conditions”, in Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, Vol. IV, 1979-80, pp. 10- 22.
  • ‘The Problem of Counterfactual Conditionals’, in Journal of the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, Vol.1, No.1, 1975, pp. 70-80.

 Other Relevant Information:

  1. Consulting Editor, Indian Philosophical Quarterly
  2. Member, Editorial Board, Philosophy East and West
  3. Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing, Inderscience, UK
  4. Member, Indian Society for Fuzzy Mathematics and Logic
  5. Member, Computer Society of India
  6. Member, Calcutta Logic Circle (a group of logicians from the Departments of Mathematics, Philosophy and Computer Science of different universities and colleges of West Bengal)
  7. Member, Ethics Committee, West Bengal University of Technology
  8. Member, Higher Degree Committee, Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University
  9. UGC expert on the SAP Advisory Committee, Department of Philosophy, the Central University of Allahaba
  10. UGC expert on the SAP Advisory Committee, Department of Philosophy, the Central University of Hyderabad
  11. Member, BOS and Ph.D. Committee, Department of Philosophy, West Bengal State University
  12. Member, Academic Council of the Central University of Bihar

Academic Activities:

  • Invited to the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam under the Faculty Exchange Programme of EMECW15, September 2009.
  • Invited to give talks at the University of Lille III, France in September 2009.
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, January 2005.
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA for the Spring Semester 2004.
  • An invited participant in the Cognitive Science Summer Workshop on Object Recognition and Perception, organised by Institut Nicod, Paris, jointly with CNRS, France, 6-12 June 2004.
  • Participated in the International Conference on Concept of Self in Different Cultures, at Gresham College, London, 23 June 2004.

Participation in Seminar, Symposia, Workshops and Invited Lectures:

2005 – 2010 (Last 5 years):

  • Presented a paper entitled ‘The Navya-Nyaya variation on Computationalism’ in an international seminar on The Structure of Mind, organized by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research at the Indian Institute of Advabced Studies, Shimla, in March 2011.
  • Acted as a chairperson at the Special Lecture Series, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, January, 2010.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Reading’, at the UGC sponsored Refresher Course on MS to MS-Word: Reading and Readers, organized by the Department of English, Jadavpur University jointly with the Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, January, 2010.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Language as a Tool’, at the UGC sponsored Refresher Course on Philosophy of Language, organized by the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta jointly with the Academic Staff College, Calcutta University, November 2009.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Acharya Brajendra Seal’ in the Study Week cum Conference on Philosophy in Colonial India, at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, October, 2009.
  • Series of lectures on ‘The Dialogical Tradition in India’, to the DDAHL Research Group at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September-October, 2009.
  • Two lectures at the University of Lilie 3, France on ‘The Rationality Debate: A Review from the Nyaya and the Bauddha Perspectives and ‘Negation in Navya Nyaya, September 2009.
  • Lecture on ‘Indian Logic’ in the Masters Programme in Logic, at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September, 2009.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Science in the Anviksiki Culture’, at The Culture and Philosophy of Science in India, organized by Ramkrishna Mission Institute Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, April, 2010.
  • Lecture on ‘An Outline of Indian Ethics’, at Ramkrishna Mission Institute Culture, Golpark, Kolkata, April, 2010.
  • Keynote address at the seminar on Impact of Darwinian Evolution, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, March, 2009.
  • Chaired a session at the two-day seminar on Ethical Issues in Mental Health Services, organized by the Centre for Counselling Services and Studies in Self-Development, Jadavpur University, February, 2009.
  • Delivered a lecture on B. N. Seal: A Disenchanted Hegelian, at the International Seminar on Philosophy in Colonial India, organized by the Department of Philosophy, University of Pune, January, 2009.
  • Delivered a series of lectures on Teaching Philosophy, Materialism and Reductionism, Determinism and Indeterminism, and Realism and Instrumentalism, at the Winter School, organized by IIT, Guwahati, 30-31 December, 2008.
  • Delivered three lectures on Models of East West Interaction, at the Refresher Course, organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, 4-5 December, 2008.
  • Delivered a lecture on Humanism in Buddhism and Jainism, at the International Seminar on On Humanism, organize Goethe Institute, at Max Muller Bhavan, 21-22 November, 2008.
  • Delivered a lecture on Mental Models and Dinnaga, at the Annual Workshop of Calcutta Logic Circle, Logic and Cognition, October, 2008.
  • Delivered a series of lectures on Theories of Perception at a workshop on Jaina Theories of Knowledge and Cognitive Science, organised by the Department of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy, Jaina Vishaa Bharati University, Ladnun, Rajasthan, 13 October to 18 October 2008.
  • Presented a paper on Navya Nayya Language as a Language of Science, in a National Seminar organised by the Centre for Studies in Civilizations, New Delhi, at Guwahati, 24-25 March, 2007.
  • Gave the ICPR sponsored lecture on Philosophy in Cognitive Science, at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur, 14 March, 2007.
  • Presented a paper on In Search of Counterpoints, in the National Seminar on Classical Indian Philosophy: Past, Present and Future, organised by the Department of Philosophy, University of Pune, 1-3 March, 2007.
  • Gave a talk on The Problems and Prospects of Interdisciplinary Study, at the Orientation Course, Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, February, 2007.
  • Chaired a session of Professor Supriyo Bhattacharya, at the National Seminar on Sri Aurobindo and the Indian Renaissance, organised by the Centre for Sri Aurobindo Studies, 7-9 February, 2007.
  • Gave a talk on Ethics in the Mahabharata, in the Refresher Course on Ethics: Indian and Western, organized by the Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta, January, 2007.
  • Presented a paper on Naturalism and Psychologism in Indian Epistemology, at the National Seminar on Epistemology in Indian Philosophies, organised by Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, 22-23 January, 2007.
  • Presented a paper on From Self Ascription to Self Knowledge, at the International Conference on Self Knowledge, organised by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 10-12 January, 2007.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Marry your Daughter to a Handsome Person’: Nyaya Technique of Precisification, at the International Conference on Logic, Navya Nyaya and Applications: A Homage to Bimal Krishna Matilal, organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, 3-7 January, 2007.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Funes and Categorisation’ at the conference on Apoha Semantics and Cognition, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2006.
  • Presented a paper on The Faculty of Language beyond Recursion’, at the National Seminar on Language, Science and Cognition, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, 23-25 March, 2006.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Role of Concepts in Perception’ by Jayanti Basu, at the workshop on Psychological Determinants of Perception, organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, on 28 February, 2006.
  • Presented a paper on ‘On Interdisciplinarity’, at the workshop organized by the Centre for Women Studies, Jadavpur University, 23 February 2006.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Metacognition’, at the National Seminar on Knowledge of Knowledge, organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, 6 January, 2006.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Levels of Consciousness’ by Chakraborti Ramprasad, in the National Seminar on Knowledge of Knowledge, organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, 5 January, 2006.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Whether thinking can be taught?’ at the Orientation Programme organised by Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, November 2005.
  • Delivered a keynote address on ‘Mind, World and Representation’, in UGC sponsored Refresher Course, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, November 2005.
  • Gave a talk on ‘Supervenience Theory of Mind’, in UGC sponsored Refresher Course, organized by the Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, November 2005.
  • Delivered a keynote address on ‘Logic and Semantics’, at the International Workshop on Logic and Semantics, jointly organised by the Centre for Cognitive Science, Jadavpur University and Calcutta Logic Circle, October 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘How to teach thinking’ at the Orientation Programme organised by Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, September 2005.
  • Gave a talk on ‘Construction, Representation and Alterity’ at the Refresher Course at School of Women Studies, Jadavpur University, September, 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Thinking about Thinking’ at the Orientation Programme organised by Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, July 2005.
  • Chaired a session in the first ASIHSS Workshop on Determinants of Perception, organised by the Department of Philosophy, July 2005.
  • Gave a talk on ‘Decision Making’ at the Interdisciplinary Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Descartes’er Uthoradhikar’ at Bethune College, Kolkata, on 29 April 2005.
  • Chaired a session at the second ASIHSS Workshop on Neurological and Psychological Determinants of Perception, at Darsan Bhavan, Jadavpur University, on 31 March 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Metaphor, Culture and Cognition’ at the Orientation Programme organised by Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, in March 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Fodor, Kant and Cognitive Science’, at the seminar on Language of Cognition and Connation in Immanuel Kant, at Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, on 16 March 2005.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Possibilities of Metaphysics’ by Professor Sandhya Basu, at the seminar on Language of Cognition and Connation in Immanuel Kant, at Department of Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University, on 16 March 2005.
  • Gave a talk on ‘Frege, Davidson, Fodor and Carruthers on Thought and Language’ at the Refresher Course at Visva Bharati, Shantiniketan, in March 2005.
  • Delivered a special invited lecture in the Silver Jubilee Convention of the Uttar Bharatiya Darsan Parishad on ‘Language and Thought: From a Cognitive Science Perspective’ at the, Allahabad, on 20 February, 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Rudiments of Cognitive Science in Indian Theoretical Tradition’ at the seminar organised by the Centre for Civilizations, New Delhi, on 23 February 2005.
  • Gave lectures on ‘Science and Philosophy: A Methodological Perspective’ at the Refresher Course, organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, February 2005.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Metaphor and the Problem of Punishment’ by Amrita Banerjee, organised by Sibatosh Mukherjee Science Centre, Kolkata on 10 February 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Indian Intellectual Tradition’ at the seminar on Indian Intellectual Tradition, organised by the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, on 31 January, 2005.
  • Delivered a series of lecture on ‘Non-linguistic Thought’ at the Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, January 2005.
  • Chaired a session on ‘Understanding Self’ by Maushumi Guha, at a seminar organised by the Society for Comparative Philosophy, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, January 2005.
  • Delivered lectures on ‘Naturalised Epistemology’ at the Refresher Course, organised by Rabindra Bharati University, January 2005.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Models of Human Reasoning’ at a colloquium organised by the University of Hawaii, Honolulu on 16 April, 2004.
  • Presented a paper on ‘Intentionality, Self-awareness and Infinite Regress’ at the Cognitive Science and Indian Philosophy section of the 14th International Vedanta Congress, University of Maimi, Oxford, Ohio, USA on 8 April 2004.
  • Gave a talk on ‘Consciousness’ at the Department of Philosophy, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA on 6 April 2004.