As a discipline, philosophy is broadly practiced through discussions in classrooms. While this decisively enriches the lives of our students, there is a lack of philosophical engagement at a larger scale, between students from varying research areas across the nation. Conferences held across the nation, throughout the past few years, have focused on varying themes, but have not been comprehensive enough to provide a platform for philosophical discourse at such a large scale.These conferences are critical for specialisation. However, the practice of an examined life in itself is a pursuit not limited to philosophy students but sought by every student of knowledge.
Philosophy, by its very nature, is the practice of rigorous scrutiny and its translation into action in our daily lives. This conference is the first of its kind, owing to its inclusiveness. It is also the first step towards developing a fertile platform for students and scholars from a wide range of philosophical trends to interact and formulate ways to innovatively research with one another.
Aims and objectives:
This event will:
- Initiate a tradition of dialogue and collective action of philosophy with other domains through the annual conference;
- Formulate an innovative ecosystem of events which will offer a creative space for different expressions of philosophical insights;
- Build a strong academic community geared towards reformation in action through philosophically treated forms of thinking.
Activities and duration:
- Paper presentation (in parallel sessions): Presentation of research papers by students and researchers on classical and contemporary trends in philosophy.
- Poster presentation: Visually appealing portrayal of philosophical debates and positions.
- Plenary sessions: Open-discussion including dialogue, debate on varying relevant philosophical subjects.
- Panel discussions: Discussion between researchers from a specific domain of discourse.
- Video Showcase: Exhibition of 2-minute short videos on philosophically insightful subjects.
Sub-Themes for Paper (though not confined to):
- Philosophy of Religion
- Humanism, ethics and value of life
- Logic and scientific methodology
- Feminism and gender studies
- Indian Philosophy
- Applied Philosophy
- Metaphysics (inclusive of meta-metaphysics)
- Epistemology (inclusive of Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Language)
- Social and Political Philosophy
- Philosophical Traditions (including African, Asian, Continental, European philosophy)
- Indian art, Aesthetics and Literature
We welcome scholars of Philosophy from various parts of the country to send their papers on the above-mentioned and other themes of philosophical discourse by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Peer reviewed papers will be shortlisted for the presentation. Interested scholars should register for participation and presentation on this website.
In the mail of submission, mention the category under which the paper abstract or poster falls.