Friday, December 3, 2010

Prof. Asha Mukherjee

Prof. Asha Mukherjee
Department of Philosophy, Visva-Bharati ,Santiniketan

Logic, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Analytic Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophical Logic, Gender Issues, Environmental Ethics and Jaina Philosophy






B.A. (Hons.)

Kanoria College, Jaipur Rajasthan University



Dept. of Philosophy, Rajasthan University



Dept. of Philosophy, Rajasthan University



Dept. of Philosophy, Rajasthan University

Research Projects, Papers and Books

Major Projects
Default Logic and Moral Paradoxes Supported by UGC (1997-2000)
R.M. Hare's Language of Morals (translation in Hindi) supported by Indian Council for Philosophical Research)
Amartya Sen and Contemporary Philosophy: UGC Project (co-investigator)
Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change: Philosophical Foundation of Social Life in Civil Society in India, Partially supported by The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington, US. One of my edited volumes is published by CRVP, 2001
Civil Society in Indian Culture: Indian Philosophical Studies I (Jt. Ed) CRVP, Washington, 2001
Collection of Papers Jainism: Philosophical Papers, Kalinga Publishers, Delhi 2003
Collection of Papers Empowerment of Women: A Multidimensional Approach, Gyan Publishers, 2003
Amartya Sen: Philosophical Papers editing a collection of papers by Prof. A. Sen written on philosophical subjects (Forth Coming) Oxford U.P.
Published about 30 research and review articles in various national and international journals and anthologies and 8 articles are forthcoming.

Teaching Experience

22 years in Visva-Bharati


UGC Major Research Project Grant (1997-2000), ICPR Research Grant (1997), Travel Grant by ICPR (1997), Travel Grant by Visva Bharati (1989) Fulbright Post Doctoral Grant by CIES, Washington, (1984), UGC Fellowship, 1978-81, Departmental Graduate Fellowship (1977)

Academic Distinction

Executive Committee member of Indian Society for Phenomenological
Studies (ISPS) Head Office in Pondicherry
Sectional President of Ethics and Social Philosophy Section for the 77th Session of Indian Philosophical Association held at Udaipur 24-27 Oct. 2002
External Member of Board of Post Graduate Studies of Assam University, Silcher Assam
Treasurer, Academy of Comparative Religion India, Santiniketan Chapter for 2002-2005
Convener, Daya Krishna Nibandha Pratiyogita
Sectional President, Logic and Metaphysics Section, Akhil Bhartiya Darshan Parishad, 1996,

Other co-curricular interests

Vice Principal, Vidya Bhavana (faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, 1983-84, 1989-92. Executive member, Indian association of Logic and Philosophy of Science, Jaipur, Member Vidya Bhavana Admission Committee 1992-97, Member Vidya Bhavana Hostel Accommodation Committee 994-97, Jt. Coordinator, UGC Sponsored All India Refresher Courses on Metaphysics and Ethics and Social Philosophy 1995 and 1999, Director, Karl Popper Seminar, 1996, Director, Colloquium on Pluralism and Cultural Conflict, 1996, Member Institute Board, Member WAVES, Member IPPNO.

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