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Faculty Profile

 

Dr. Krishna M. Pathak

 

kmpBirth Place: Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

Research Area:: Kantian Ethics, Normative Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Socio-Political Philosophy, Comparative Philosophy, History of Indian and Western Metaphysics, and Gandhian Philosophy. Global Poverty, Justice, Animal Rights & Welfare, Ethical Decision-making, Non-violence, and Policy making are some of the core philosophical issues of my research interest that fall within the broad area of Applied Philosophy,

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Philosophy

Hindu College, University of Delhi

Department of Philosophy

Hindu College

University of Delhi

Delhi 110007 INDIA

+91-XXXX XXXX 05 (Mob.)

kmpathak@philosophy.du.ac.in

kmpathak@gmail.com

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

Hindi, Sanskrit, English, German

Canada, France, Germany, Holland, South Korea, Hong Kong & Macau, Mauritius

 

Education

 

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

 

Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Philosophy

-         May 2016-Apr. 2017

-         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, 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

 

Publications

 

*    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, New Delhi: Springer (forthcoming 2017)

*    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]

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

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

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

*    Master Your Mind, Sunday Pioneer, p. 5, March, 2012

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

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

*    The Universalizability of the Categorical Imperative: Re-examining Kant.s Maxim of Duty. HeiDOK: Der Heidelberger Dokumentenserver [Universittsbibliothek Heidelberg]. (Dissertation), pp. 1-187, Oct., 2010

*    Poverty and Hunger in the Developing World: Ethics, the Global Economy, and Human Survival, Asia Journal of Global Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 93-107, 2009

*      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, pp. 45-51, 2008

 

Presentations/Talks/Workshops/FDCs

 

*    Paper Presentation on Intuition as a Blend of Cognition and Cosciousness: 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

*    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

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

*    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.

*    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, 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 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.

*    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

*    Paper Presented on Philosophical Reading and Everyday life, Department of Philosophy, J D M College, University of Delhi, India, August 27, 2010. (Invited lecture)

*    Paper Presented on Moral Dilemma and the Problem of Ethical Decision Making, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, University of Delhi, India, August 25, 2010. (Invited lecture)

*    Paper Presented on Rawls and Nozick on Social Justice: The Kantian Legacy, Department of Philosophy, DDU Gorakhpur University, India, August 18, 2010. (Invited lecture)

*    Paper Presented on Kantian Universalism vs. Moral Relativism, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Jain Vishwa Bharati University Ladnun, India, August 12, 2010. (Invited lecture)

*    Paper Presented on Moral Reciprocity and Tolerance in Jainism, Department of Philosophy and Comparative Religion, Jain Vishwa Bharati University Ladnun, India, August 11, 2010. (Invited lecture)

*    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, Gandhism and the Principle of Non-violence: A Philosophical Perspective, 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

 

Awards/Fellowships/Grants

 

*    Travel Grant for the XXIV World Congress of Philosophy, Athens, UGC, Government of India, J2013 (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, University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2009

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

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

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

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

 

Professional Associations

 

*    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

 

Courses Taught/Teaching

 

*    2017/18: MGI, Mauritius: Problems of Ethics, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy, Tark-Samgraha, Samkhya-Karika, Yoga-Sutra

*    2016/17: Hindu College: Normative Ethics, Applied Ethics, Later Greek Philosophy

*    2015/16: Hindu College: Philosophy of Science, Feminism, Ethics: Theory & Practice

*    2014/15: Hindu College: Ethics, Logic, Philosophical Debate, Elements of Indian Philosophy-II

*    2013/14: Hindu College: Ethics-I, Ethics: Theory and Practice, Later Greek Philosophy

*    2012/13: Hindu College: Ethics in the Public Domain, Ethics: Theory & Practice, Later Greek Philosophy

*    2011/12: Hindu College: Ethics: Theory & Practice, Later Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

*    2010/11: Hindu College: Ethics in the Public Domain, Ethics: Theory & Practice, Formal Logic, Later Greek Philosophy, Philosophical Debates

*    SoSe 2009: University of Heidelberg: Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophy II (Buddhism, Jainism, Lokayata)

*    WS 2008/9: University of Heidelberg: Introduction to Classical Indian Philosophy I (Hinduism)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Informations are Updated on March 2017