Archana Barua is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences ,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. She is currently the member, Advisory Committee of the ICSSR-NERC,Shillong . Archana Barua received her doctorate from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in 1991 following post graduate and undergraduate education in NEHU, Lady Keane Girls College and Cotton College respectively. A distinction holder in Logic & Philosophy in her undergraduate level, she has topped the list of successful candidates of Philosophy in both her B.A. and M.A. examinations. A recipient of Gold Medal in Philosophy from the then Prime Minister of India, Smti. Indira Gandhi, she has received several, scholarships, travel grants and has published in a range of journals. She taught at St.Anthony's College from 1976-1998 and chaired the Department before she joined IIT Guwahati in 1998.
Her field of interest is twentieth century European philosophy, especially phenomenology (the philosophy of Edmund Husserl) and its development in Heidegger, existentialism (Sartre, Merelau-Ponty), and Hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur and philosophy of religion. With her systematic interests in philosophy of science and technology, applied ethics, Indian philosophy and Gandhian Philosophy, she has also taught and guided research work in areas of German Idealism, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, and Kafka .Her lately published book 'Phenomenology of Religion' includes a Foreword by Professor J.N.Mohanty, (Professor of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia and Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Emory University, Georgia) who has remained the source of inspiration for her current research interest.
Ph. D. in Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong, India (1991)
M.A. in Philosophy, NEHU, Shillong, India (1976)
B. A. in Philosophy with Honours, NEHU, (1974)
Current Areas of Interest:
Problem of Consciousness, Mind-Body Problem, Phenomenology, Indian Philosophy, the philosophy of Contemporary thinkers, cognitive science and philosophy (including philosophy of mind), metaphysics, and philosophy of science, applied ethics and religion.
Phenomenology and Cognitive Science, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy, cience,Technology & Philosophy
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
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