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Faculty Profile: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Dr. Krishna Mani Pathak

 

Birth Place: Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

Research Area: History of Indian and Western Metaphysics, Theoretical and Applied Ethics, Kantian Philosophy and Ethics, Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Gandhian Philosophy, Socio-Political Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, Animal Rights & Welfare, Ethical Decision-making, Non-violence, and Policy making are some of the core philosophical areas of my research interest,

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Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Department of Philosophy

Hindu College,

University of Delhi

Delhi 110007 INDIA

 

+91-xxxxxx7605, xxxxxx0400

kmpathak[AT]philosophy.du.ac.in

krishnampathak[AT]hinducollege.ac.in

kmpathak[AT]gmail.com

 

http://people.du.ac.in/~kmpathak/

 

Hindi, Sanskrit, English, German

 

Canada, France, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Macau, Mauritius, South Korea, Switzerland, United States

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

 

PDF in Philosophy

Ph.D. in Philosophy

 

M.Phil. in Philosophy

 

M.A. in Philosophy

 

 

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Heidelberg University, Germany, 2010-11

Heidelberg University, Germany, 2010

 

University of Delhi, India, 2007

 

University of Delhi, 2001

 

 

University Grant Commission, 2005

Research in Philosophy/Ethics

Dissertation: The Universalizability of the Categorical Imperative: Re-examining Kant.s Maxim of Duty

Thesis: Personal Identity and Continuity; Courses Studied: Philosophical Explanations (Robert Nozick), and Self-knowledge (Adi Shankara).

Courses Studied: Indian Philosophy & Ethics, (Classical & Modern), Western Philosophy & Ethics (Greek, Modern, and Contemporary), Analytical Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Logic etc.

Philosophy

 

TEACHING CAREER PROFILE

 

Visiting Professor

Assistant Professor

March-July, 2017

Jan. 2011-till present

School of Indological Studies, MGI, University of Mauritius, Mauritius

Department of Philosophy, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India

Invited as Visiting Professor (could not visit)

July 2014-

School of Indological Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius,

Lecturer & Research Assistant

Sept. 2009-Jan. 2011

Department of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Lecturer (Wiss. Mitarbeiter)

Sept. 2008-Aug. 2009

Department of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg

Research Assistant

Nov. 2007-Aug. 2008

Department of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg

Ad-hoc Lecturer (Assist. Prof.)

Sept. 03-29, 2007

Department of Philosophy, J.D.M. College, University of Delhi

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSIGNMENTS

 

Member, the APA Committee on International Cooperation

Teacher-in-Charge (HoD), Department of Philosophy

-          July 2020-Jun.2023

-          May 2016-Apr. 2017

-          American Philosophical Association

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

Article Editor (Invited)

-          Oct. 2015-till date

-          SAGE Open, Sage Publications Inc., USA

Member, Administrative Affairs and Grievance Committee

-          2013-14, 2015-2016

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

Member, Joint Consultative Committee

Member, Managing Committee

-          Apr. 2016-Mar. 2017

-          Sept, 2011-Aug, 2015

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

-          Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi

Member, Purchasing Committee

-          Sept, 2011-Aug, 2013

-          Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi

Teacher-in-Charge (HoD), Department of Philosophy

-          Apr, 2014-Apr, 2015

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

Member, Hostel Committee

-          Apr, 2014-Mar, 2015

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

Member, Time-table & Prospectus Committee

-          Apr, 2013-Mar, 2014

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

Deputy Dean Students Welfare

-          Aug, 2011-Jun, 2013

-          DSW Office, University of Delhi

Member, Advisory Committee for University Website

-          Aug, 2011-Jun, 2013

-          Computer Centre, University of Delhi

Member, Committee for PWDs Admission

-          Acad. Session 2012-13

-          DSW Office, University of Delhi

Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference

-          Feb, 2012

-          Ramanujan College, University of Delhi

Member, Disciplinary Resource Committee

-          Acad. Session 2011-12

-          Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

 

Professional association

 

American Philosophical Association, USA, International Member, since 2018

Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society, India, Founding Member & Joint Secretary, 2015-till date

People for Animals (PFA), India, Active Member, 2012-till date

The Kant Society, Germany, Annual Member, 2008-2009

Asia Association for Global Studies, Japan, Annual Member, 2009-2011

 

Publications

 

Book: Quietism, Agnosticism and Mysticism: Mapping the Philosophical Discourse of the East and the West (forthcoming by Springer, 2020)

 

Intuition as a Blend of Cognition and Consciousness: An Examination of the Philosophies of Kant and Krishnamurti. In: Steve Palmquist (Ed.), Kant on Intuition: Western and Asian Perspectives on Transcendental Idealism. New York: Routledge, 2018,

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429491771/chapters/10.4324/9780429491771-16

 

[NEWSPAPER ARTICLE] College, Course, or Career?

https://www.news18.com/news/india/college-course-or-career-what-to-choose-at-the-time-of-admission-in-delhi-university-1786857.html

 

[NEWSPAPER ARTICLE] Why Studying Philosophy has its own Rewards and Advantages?

https://www.news18.com/news/india/du-admissions-2018-why-studying-philosophy-has-its-own-rewards-and-advantages-1783067.html

 

Why Vegetarianism? An Argument for Animals Right to Life. In Konstantinos Boudouris (Ed.) Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy. Athens: Greek Philosophical Society. 2018, pp. 275-80.

https://www.pdcnet.org/wcp23/content/wcp23_2018_0012_0275_0280

 

The Quintessence of the Upanishadic Wisdom and the Solace of Schopenhauer Life. In: Arati Barua (Ed.), Schopenhauer on Self, World, and Morality: Vedantic and Non-Vedantic Perspectives, Singapore: Springer, 2017, pp. 59-68.

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-10-5954-4_6

 

[BOOK REVIEW] Schopenhauer.s Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels by Stephen Cross [New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2014], Journal of Human Values, 21 (1), pp. 72-73, April, 2015. [Also published by Plurologue: An Online Review of Politics and Philosophy, Feb. 14, 2015]

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0971685815569665

 

A Critique of MacIntyrean Morality from a Kantian Perspective, SAGE Open, Vol. 4(2), 2014, pp. 1-10.

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244014531585

 

Nishkama Karma and the Categorical Imperative: A Philosophical Reflection on the Bhagavad-Gita, International Journal of Applied Ethics, Vol. 2, 2013-14, pp. 119-140.

https://ramanujancollege.ac.in/ijae/

 

Cultural Relativism, Conflicts and Commonalism, In D. N. Yadav (ed.), Philosophical Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Pluralism, Allahabad: Shekhar Prakashan, 2012, pp. 105-124.

https://www.academia.edu/38172845/Chapter_Title_Cultural_Relativism_Conflicts_and_Commonalism_pp._105-124_

 

[NEWSPAPER ARTICLE] Master Your Mind, Sunday Pioneer, Delhi, March, 2012, p. 5.

https://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/page/1

 

Moral Reciprocity and Tolerance in Jainism, Tulsi Prajna, No. 30, Jan-Mar, 2011, pp. 47-56.

http://www.connectjournals.com/subscription_info.php?bookmark=CJ-003379

 

Gandhi, Gandhism, and the Principle of Non-violence: A Philosophical Reflection, Philosophy for Business e-journal, Issue 61, Sept., 2010

https://isfp.co.uk/businesspathways/issue61.html

 

The Universalizability of the Categorical Imperative: Re-examining Kant.s Maxim of Duty. HeiDOK: Der Heidelberger Dokumentenserver [Universittsbibliothek Heidelberg]. (Dissertation), 2010, pp. 187.

https://archiv.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/volltextserver/11071/

 

Poverty and Hunger in the Developing World: Ethics, the Global Economy, and Human Survival, Asia Journal of Global Studies, 3 (2), 2009, pp. 93-107.

http://www.aags.org/journal/ajgs-2009-volume-3-issue-2-issn-1884-0264

 

The Gandhian Formula of Harmony and Peace: The Unity of Truth and Nonviolence, Proceeding of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, South Korea: Korean Philosophical Association, Vol., 33, 2008, pp. 45-51.

https://www.pdcnet.org/wcp22/content/wcp22_2008_0033_0045_0051

 

International Conferences/Talks/Workshops/FDCs

 

Serving as Commentator (Invited) in the APA Symposium on: Ethics and Metaphysics: Dialogue between Japanese and American Philosophies at the 2020 APA Pacific Division Meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA, April 8-11, 2020

 

Chaired an Invited Session titled: Author Meets Critics: Jan Westerhoff, The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy in the First Millennium CE at the 2020 APA Eastern Division Meeting to be held in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on January 8-11, 2020.

 

Presented a paper on Can there be Animal Laws for Animal Rights? Aristotles Definition of Man Re-examined, the XXIX IVR World Congress, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019

 

Presented a paper on Mystifying the World, Mystifying the Mind and the Vedic Concept of Origination, the XXIX IVR World Congress, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019

 

Convened a special workshop on Quietism, Agnosticism and Mysticism: Indian, Eastern and Western Perspectives, the XXIX IVR World Congress, University of Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019

 

Attended a one-day International Conference on Building Bridges Between Latin American Philosophy and Indian Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Mar. 22, 2019.

 

Attended a three-day International Conference on Building Bridges Between Latin American Philosophy and Indian Philosophy, Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Mar. 18-20, 2019.

 

Chaired the 3rd Technical Chair in the two-days Interdisciplinary Conference on North East India: Exploring Philosophy, Culture and Environmental Sustainability, Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi, Jan. 10-11, 2019

 

Delivered an Invited Talk on Sri Aurobindo Ontological Realism and the Nature of Human Mind, Department of Philosophy, University of Montreal, Canada, October 5, 2017

 

Invited Presentation on The Common and Philosophical Aspects of Yoga and Smart Living in the Round Table Discussion on Yoga, Ayurveda, and Smart Living: Perspectives and Prospective in Mauritius, School of Indological Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius, June 30, 2017

 

Paper Presentation on Intuition as a Blend of Cognition and Consciousness: An Examination of Parallels between Kants and J. Krishnamurtis Definitions of Mental Representations. The 2nd Kant in Asia International Conference on Intuition: East and West, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, December 17-20, 2016

 

Paper Presentation on The Quintessence of Upanishadic Wisdom and the Solace of Schopenhauer.s Life, International Conference on Self. World and Morality: Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy with a special reference to the Upanishads (Oupnek hat), JawaharLal Nehru University, New Delhi, Feb. 23-25, 2015.

 

Paper Presented on Why Vegetarianism? A Argument for Animals Right to Life, MindingAnimals International Conference 3, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Jan 13-20, 2015.

 

Moderated a Session on Animals and the Humanities, MindingAnimals International Conference 3, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Jan 20, 2015.

 

Workshop attended: A two-days Advanced Level International Workshop on Intellectual Property Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, February, 2012

 

Participated a three-day International Conference on Restoring Culture of Ethics & Values: The Holistic Education Way, Conference Centre, University of Delhi, February, 2012.

 

Paper Presented on Selfhood and the Problem of Sameness, Department of Philosophy, University of Heidelberg, Germany, January 25, 2010. (Invited lecture)

 

Paper Presented on Gandhi and the Principle of Non-violence, on International Non-violence Day, German Cancer Research Centre (DKFZ) Heidelberg, Germany, September 26, 2009. (Invited lecture)

 

Paper Presented on From Individual Choice to Collective Responsibility: What determines what?, International Conference on Moral Responsibility: Neuroscience, Organization & Engineering, Department of Philosophy, TU Delft, Netherlands, August 24-27, 2009.

 

Paper Presented on Kantian Universalism vs. Moral Relativism, Department of Philosophy, University of Calgary, Canada, March 23, 2009.

 

Paper Presented on Poverty and Hunger in the Developing Countries: The Ethical Dimensions of Global Economy and Human Survival, Asia Association for Global Studies (AAGS) International Conference, University of Calgary, Canada, March 21-22, 2009

 

Paper Presented on The Gandhian Formula of Harmony and Peace: The Unity of Truth and Nonviolence, XXII World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul National University, South Korea, July 30-August 05, 2008

 

National Seminars/Talks/Workshops/FDCs

 

Delivered a guest lecture (Invited) on Understanding Ethics and its Implications for Business World in the Department of Commerce, Hindu College, University of Delhi, Feb. 12, 2020

 

Participated in the two-days FDP on UGC-LOCF Courses, organized by Ramanujan in collaboration of Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi, Feb 10-11, 2020

 

Delivered a talk on Buddhism on Suffering and Compassion in the 35th Darshan Parishad Annual Meeting held at Siddhartha University, Kapilvastu UP, Nov. 15-16, 2019

 

Served as a Panellist on Women and Environment in Buddhism in the ICPR-sponsored three-days National Seminar on Significance of Buddhism in Modern Time, Chinese Temple, Kaushinagar, Nov. 17-19, 2019

 

Delivered Invited Guest Lecture on Understanding Bioethical Perspective of Autonomy and Individual Responsibility, Department of Philosophy, Miranda House, University of Delhi, September 11, 2019.

 

Participated in two-weeks Interdisciplinary Faculty Development Programme on Data Analysis Using Software Packages, Hindu College, December 2018

 

Presented a Paper on The Moral Framework of Human Rights at UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, Sep. 14, 2018.

 

Attended a 3-Week Refresher Course on Human Rights and Social Inclusion, UGC-HRDC, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, Aug. 27-Sep. 17, 2018.

 

Invited Keynote address on Man in a Moral Dilemma and the Cases of Dos and Donts. UGC-sponsored national seminar on Philosophy and Aesthetics, Department of English and Other European Languages, SHSG Sagar University, MP, Feb. 20, 2018

 

Presented a paper on The World-Real or Unreal: Philosophical Reflections from the East and the West. UGC-sponsored national seminar on Philosophy and Aesthetics, Department of English and Other European Languages, SHSG Sagar University, MP, Feb. 19, 2018

 

Invited Paper Presentation on Nature, Humanity, and the Kingdom of Ends: A Kantian Approach to the Environment. UGC-sponsored national seminar on Socio-Economic Concern of Contemporary Environmental Issues, Department of Philosophy, DDU University Gorakhpur, November 26-27, 2016

 

Presented a Paper on The Academic Significance of Global Studies in the Interdisciplinary Refresher Course on Global Studies, CPDHE-UGC HRDC, University of Delhi, June 28, 2016

 

Attended a 3-Weeks Interdisciplinary Refresher Course on Global Studies, CPDHE-UGC HRDC, University of Delhi, Delhi, June 09-29, 2016

 

Invited Paper Presentation on Pt. Upadhyayas Holistic Philosophy of Integral Humanism, ICPR sponsored National Seminar on A Paradigm of Integral Human Development in the thoughts of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Academy of Comparative Philosophy and Religion (ACPR), Belagavi, Karnataka, May 21-23, 2016 (could not attend)

 

Invited Guest Lecture to LLM Students on Liberty as a Politico-Legal Concept, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, March 29, 2016

 

Paper Presentation on Two Labs, Two Methodological Parallels, and the Question of Convergence between Science and Mythology, ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on Understanding Social Epistemology of Science, Society, and Mythology, Mohanlal Sukhadiya University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, Feb 1-2, 2016.

 

Attended a 4-Weeks Orientation Course at HRDC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Feb 23-Mar 20, 2015

 

Paper Presented on Three Aspects of Pt. Upadhyaya.s Philosophy of Integral Humanism in the National Seminar organized by India Foundation, October 25-26, 2014 at Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New Delhi

 

Invited as a Resource Person to speak on How to teach Integrated Mind, Body, and Heart (IMBH)? An Interactive Session organized by Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi, October 08, 2013

 

Workshop organized: Organized a One-day Interdisciplinary Workshop on The Social Relations of Science and the Nature of Evolution: What Philosophy has to Say?, The Institute of Life Long Learning (ILLL), University of Delhi, November, 2011

 

Delivered an invited talk on Philosophical Reading and Everyday life, Department of Philosophy, J D M College, University of Delhi, India, August 27, 2010.

 

Delivered an invited talk on Moral Dilemma and the Problem of Ethical Decision Making, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, India, August 25, 2010.

 

Delivered an invited talk on Rawls and Nozick on Social Justice: The Kantian Legacy, Department of Philosophy, DDU Gorakhpur University, India, August 18, 2010.

 

Delivered an invited talk on Kantian Universalism vs. Moral Relativism, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Jain Vishwa Bharati University Ladnun, India, August 12, 2010. (Invited lecture)

 

Delivered an invited talk on Moral Reciprocity and Tolerance in Jainism, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Jain Vishwa Bharati University Ladnun, India, August 11, 2010.

 

Awards/Fellowships/Grants

 

UGC Travel Grant for the XXIX IVR World Congress held at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-12, 2019

UGC Travel Grant for the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, Aug. 2013 (could not avail)

External Assessor, Insight Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Canada, 2013

Geschwister Supp Scholarship, Faculty of Arts and Letters, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2009/10

Travel Grant for Brazil International Symposium, Graduate Academy, by University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2009

Travel Grant for Delft International Conference, Philosophy Faculty, by University of Heidelberg, Germany 2009

Travel Grant for Canada International Conference, Department of Philosophy, by University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2009

Travel Grant for the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Seoul, South Korea, by University of Heidelberg & DFG, 2008

Certificate of Scholarship for securing Highest Marks in M.A. Philosophy, Z H College, University of Delhi, 2001

 

PhD/MPhil Supervision (since 2017-18)

 

A Critical Study of Problem-solving Models in Applied Ethics [PhD]

Mr. Shami Ulla, University of Delhi

The Logic of Epistemic Justification in Sanjayas Ajnanvada (agnosticism) [PhD]

Mr. Anish Chakravarty, University of Delhi

Transforming Mauritius into a Knowledge Hub: An Advaitic Approach to its Policy Reforms and Leadership Quality in Higher Education [PhD]

Mr. Yashwin Gaupaul, the Open University of Mauritius

Understanding Will Kymlicka on Minority Rights with Special Reference to Indigenous Rights [MPhil]

W. Johnson, University of Delhi

 

Courses Taught/Teaching

 

Normative Ethics, Text of Western Philosophy (UG Hons.)

SuSe 2020: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science (UG Hons.)

2019/20: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Moral Psychology and Ethical Decision Making (for PhD Students)

2018/19: Department of Philosophy, University of Delhi

 

Normative Ethics, Text of Western Philosophy (UG Hons.)

SuSe 2019: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science (UG Hons.)

2018/19: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Normative Ethics, Text of Western Philosophy (UG Hons.)

SuSe 2018: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Science (UG Hons.)

2017/18: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Problems of Ethics (MA), Contemp. Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy, Philosophical Literature (UG & PG)

SoSe 2017: Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius

 

Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics, Later Greek Philosophy (UG Hons.)

2016/17: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Ethics: Theory & Practice, Philosophy of Science, Feminism (UG Hons.)

2015/16: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Ethics, Logic, Philosophical Debate, Elements of Indian Philosophy-II (UG Hons.)

2014/15: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Ethics-I, Ethics: Theory and Practice, Later Greek Philosophy (UG Hons.)

2013/14: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Ethics in the Public Domain, Ethics, Later Greek Philosophy (UG Hons.)

2012/13: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Ethics, Later Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion (UG Hons.)

2011/12: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Ethics in the Public Domain, Ethics: Theory & Practice, Formal Logic, Later Greek Philosophy, Philosophical Debates (UG Hons.)

2010/11: Hindu College, University of Delhi

 

Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophy II (Buddhism, Jainism, Lokayata) (BA, MA)

SoSe 2009: University of Heidelberg, Germany

 

Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophy I (Hinduism) (BA, MA)

WS 2008/9: University of Heidelberg, Germany

 

Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Religion (UG Hons.)

2007/08: JDM College, University of Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: November 2019