Dr. R.C. Pradhan (1950) is a Professor of Philosophy, in the Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad. He also served Utkal Univesity and Karnataka University previously in different capacities. He had his studies at Banaras Hindu University for his M.A. (1973) and Ph.D. (1977). He was a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellow, at Oxford University, U.K. during 1990-91. He served as a Member Secretary of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. Professor Pradhan’s specialization includes Philosophy of Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Language. He has published several papers in reputed journals of Philosophy. Professor Pradhan’s major published books are : Language and Experience: An Interpretation of the Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein (1981), Truth, Meaning and Understanding: Essays in Philosophical Semantics (1992), Philosophy of Meaning and Representation (1996), Recent Developments in Analytic Philosophy (2001), The Great Mirror: An Essay on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus (2002), Language, Reality and Transcendence (2008) and Metaphysics (2009).

Detail Works of Professor R. C. Pradhan

Books
Pradhan, R. C. (1989) Language and Experience: An Interpretation of the Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein, (Meerut: Anu Prakashan)
_________, (1992) Truth, Meaning and Understanding: Essays in Philosophical Semantics, (New Delhi: Indus Publishing Company)
_________, (1999) Philosophy of Meaning and Representation, (New Delhi: D. K. Printworld)
_________, (2001) Recent Developments of Analytic Philosophy, (New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research)
_________, (2002) The Great Mirror: An Essay on Wittgenstein’s Tractatus, (New Delhi: Kalki Prakash)
_________, (2008) Language, Reality and Transcendence: An Essay on the Main Strands of Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy, (Florida: Brown Walker)
_________, (2009) Metaphysics, (Bhubaneswar: Utkal University, Centre for Advanced Study in Philosophy)

Edited Books

Pradhan, R. C. (2001) Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Indian Responses, Hyderabad Series in Philosophy, no.1, (New Delhi: Decent Books)
_________, (2004) The Philosophy of Suresh Chandra, (New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research)
_________, (2006) Language and Mind: A Western Perspective, Hyderabad Series in Philosophy, no.1, (New Delhi: Decent Books)
_________, (2008) Philosophy, Culture and Value, (New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research)

Journal

Pradhan, R. C. (1972) “The Vedantic View of Man and Sri Aurobindo, Pranjña, Vol. XVIII, no.1, 173-178
_________, (1977) “The Foundations of Analytic Synthetic Distinction”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, (Student Supplement) Vol. IV, no.3, 1-6.
_________, (1978) “Truth and Language: A Wittgensteinian Analysis,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol.VI, No.1, 29-39.
_________, (1979), “Personal Identity, Reference and Skepticism”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. VI, 3, 179-185.
_________, (1980) “Ontology, Truth and Language,” The Journal of the Indian Academy of Philosophy, Vol.XIX, No.1, 40-50.
_________, (1982) “An Approach towards A Philosophy of Social Development”, Vision: The Journal of the Institute of Economic and Social Studies,(Bhubaneswar) Vol. II, 33-42.
_________, (1982-1985) “On Sense and Reference,” Philosophica: International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 11-14. 106-114
_________, (1983) “Wittgenstein on Generality,” The Journal of Indian Academy of Philosophy, Vol. XXII, no.2, 1-10.
_________, (1983) “Meaning, Experience and Understanding,” International Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No.3, 291-302.
_________,(1984) “Perception and Individuation,” The Journal of Indian Academy of Philosophy, Vol. XXIII, 2. 42-54
_________,(1984-1985) “Identity of Material Objects”, The Journal of Karnatak University (social Science: Karnatak University: Dharward), Vol. XX-XXI. 81-91.
_________, (1985) “Wittgenstein on Names and Descriptions”, The Journal of Indian Academy of Philosophy, Vol. XXIV, 2, 1-16
_________, (1986) “Mind, Meaning and Behaviour,” The Journal of Indian Academy of Philosophy, Vol. XXV, No.2, 35-46.
_________, (1987) “Knowledge, Justification and Truth”, Rabindra Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Vol.2, 43-52.
_________, (1987) “Values, Valuation and Value Preference,” The Viswa-Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XXIV, No.1, 23-29.
_________, (1989) “A Note of Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Grammar”, The Journal of Indian Academy of Philosophy, Vol. XXVIII, 2, 32-46.
_________, ( 1989) “Radhakrishnan’s Metaphysics of Integral Experience,” Prajña, Vol.34, 2, 115-121.
_________, (1990) “Truth, Interpretation and Convention T”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XVII, No.2, 147-162.
_________, (1992) “Wittgenstein and the Availability of a Transcendental Critique”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XIX, 3, 153-166.
_________, (1993) “Life, Will and the World: Some Reflection on the Notebooks 1914-1916”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. X, No.3, 31-47.
_________, (1993) “Autonomy of Religious Experience”, The Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXII, No.1, 66-72.
_________, (1994) “Wittgenstein on Forms of Life: Towards a Transcendental Perspective,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XI, No.3, 63-79.
_________, (1994) “Transcendental Subjectivity Meets Transcendental Grammar,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXI, No.2, 173-177.
_________, (1994) “Swami Vivekananda and the Ideal of a Universal Religion,” The Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, 27-35.
_________, (1995) “Truth and Transcendence”, The Viswa-Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Vol. XXXI, No.2, 58-79.
_________, (1995) “Seeing and Seeing As: A response to Suresh Chandra,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XII, No.3, 123-132.
_________, (1996) “Descartes and Wittgenstein: Two Philosophical Models of Mind,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXIII, No.1 &2, 119-140.
_________, (1996) “Does Wittgenstein’s Forms of Life Inaugurate a Kantian Project of Transcendental Idealism?’- A Response to Kanthamani’s Comment” (Discussion and Comments), Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XIII, No.3, 139-143.
_________, (1996) “Life, Culture and Value: Reflections on Wittgenstein’s Culture and Value,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XIII. No.2. 19-30.
_________, (1997) “Is there such a thing as Self-Consciousness? A Response,” (Discussion Comments) Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XV, No.1, 85-88.
_________, (1998) “Persons as Minded Beings: Towards a Metaphysics of Person”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XV, No.3, 1998, 17-25.
_________, (1998) “In Defense of Metaphysics”, Social Sciences Research Journal, Vol. 6, No.2-3, 49-73.
_________, (1999) “Why Consciousness is not a Fiction: A response of G.P. Ramachandra,” (Discussion) Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XVII, 1. 163-171.
_________, (1999) “What is it to be a Human Soul?,” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXVI, No.4, 457-473.
_________, (1999) “What is Wrong with Davidson’s Anomalous Monism?” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XVI, No.3, 1-14.
_________, (1999) “In Defense of the Metaphysical Absoluteness of Persons: A Response to Professor N. Mishra”, Discussions and Comments, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XVII, No.1, 177-182.
_________, (1999-2000) “Against Antirepresentationalism: Rorty and After,” Indian Philosophical Annual, Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, Vol.22, 18-29.
_________, (2000) “On the Very Idea of Relative Truth,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XVII, No.2. 43-62.
_________, (2000) “Wittgenstein and The Crisis in Modern Civilization,” Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, Vol. VII, No.1, 109-118.
_________, (2002) “The Life World and its Metaphysical Significance,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, (Special Issue on Life –Worlds). 1-12
_________, (2002) “Why Qualia Cannot be Quained,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol.XIX, No.2, 85-102.
_________, (2003) “Understanding Consciousness: Why Naturalism must Fail,” General President’s Address 15th Annual Conference, All Orissa Philosophy Association, (Vanivihar: Utkal University)
_________, (2003) “Philosophy of Mohima”, Sandhān: Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, Vol.III, No.2, 79-103.
_________, (2005) “Social Dimensions of Advaita Vedānta”, The Voice of Sankara, Vol.30, 1, 35-53.
_________, (2005-2006) “Knowledge and Normativity: Why Epistemology cannot Naturalized,” Journal of Department of Philosophy, Calcutta University, Vol.VI, 1-11.
_________, (2006) “Making Sense of Gandhi’s Idea of Truth”, Social Scientist, Vol.34, no.5-6, 36-49.
_________, (2006) “Mind, Consciousness and the World: Two Metaphysical Models,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XXIII, No.1, 33-48.
_________, (2007) “Are there Objective Moral Values?: Considerations Towards a Theory of Moral Objectivity,” Sandhān: Journal of Centre for Studies in Civilizations, Vol.VII, No.1, 159-172.
_________, (2007) “The Linguistic Revolution in Philosophy: Towards a New World-View”, Suvidya: Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol.1, No.1, 147-162.
_________, (2008) “Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Metaphysics: Problems and Projects,” Jadavpur Journal of Philosophy, Vol.18, No.2, 13-50.
_________, (2009) “Hard Problem of Consciousness? Revisiting David Chalmers”, Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Vol.III, No.1, 66-83.
_________, (2009) “Farewell to Metaphysical Realism: From Internal Realism to Transcendental Idealism,” Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XXVI, No.2, 23-46
_________, (2010) “Sri Aurobindo on ‘Two Negations’: Reconsideration of Materialism and Spiritualism Debate”, Sradhā, Vol.24
_________, (2010) “The Given: Myth or Reality,” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Vol. IV, No.1, 1-24.

Edited Books

Pradhan, R. C. (1984) “Particulars, Names and Descriptions in Buddhist Logic,” Analytic Studies in Buddhist Philosophy, ed. G. C. Nayak, (Bhubaneswar: Utkal University), 105-115.
_________, (1989) “Semantics, Ineffability and Wittgenstein’s Grammar”, Proceedings of the 14th International Wittgenstein Symposium Centenary Celebration, ed. Rudoluf Haller and Johannes Brandal, (Wien: Verlag Holder-Pichler-Tempsky)
_________, (1999) “Human Beings As Autonomous Persons: On Legitimizing the Humanistic World View”, Facets of Humanism, Utkal Studies in Philosophy no. VI, ed. P. K. Mohapatra, (New Delhi: Decent Books), 29-41.
_________, (1999) “Justice and Morality: Some Unresolved Issues Concerning the Unencumbered Self,” Social Justice: Philosophical Perspectives, Utkal Studies in Philosophy – V, ed. P. K. Mohapatra, (New Delhi: D. K. Printworld), 113-127.
_________, (1999) “Wittgenstein, Metaphysics and the Limits of the Sayable,” Metaphysics in the Post-Metaphysical Age, 22nd International Wittgenstein Symposium, Vol. VII, no.2, ed. Uwe Meixner and Peter Simons, (Vienna: Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society), 123-128
_________, (1999) “What is it to be a Moral Agent,” Persons, Mind and Value, ed. S.K. Mohanty, Utkal Studies in Philosophy – VIII, (New Delhi: Decent Books), 39-59.
_________, (2001) “Logical Necessity, Conventionalism and Forms of Life: Wittgenstein’s Philosophy Revisited,” Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Indian Responses, ed. R. C. Pradhan, (New Delhi: Decent Books), 137 – 164.
_________, (2002) “Philosophy of Humanities: Pedagogy as a Method of Cultural Renewal,” Humanities and Pedagogy: Teaching of Humanities Today, ed. K. C. Baral (New Delhi: Pencraft International), 23-30.
_________, (2002) “Grades of Holism: Bhartrhari Reconsidered,” The Philosophy of Language in Classical Indian Tradition, ed. K. S. Prasad, Hyderabad Studies in Philosophy, no.2, (New Delhi: Decent Books), 51-62.
_________, (2002) “Meaning Holism in Wittgenstein and Bhartŗhari: A Study in Two Semantic Perspectives,” Bhartŗhari and Wittgenstein – Word and Sentence: Two Perspectives, ed. Sibajiban Bhattacharyya, (New Delhi: Sahitya Akedemi), 134-161.
_________, (2002) “Why Consciousness cannot be Deconstructed: Towards a Positive Theory of Consciousness,” Science and Metaphysics: A Discussion on Consciousness, ed. Sangeetha Menon, Anindya Sinha and B.V. Sreekanthan, (Bangalore: National Institute of Advance Studies), 98-106.
_________, (2002) “Can Science and Philosophy Meet: Reflections on Science-Philosophy Interface,” Select Proceeding of Indian Philosophical Congress 76th Session, 2001, ed. S. Gopalan, (New Delhi: Indian Philosophical Congress), 41-50.
_________, (2003) “How to be a Metaphysical Realist: Krausz on Constructive Realism,” Interpretations and Its Objects: Studies in the Philosophy of Michael Krausz, ed. Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, (New York: Rodopi), 147-151.
_________, (2003) “Applied Philosophy: Nature and Content,” Applied Philosophy, ed. Raghwendra Pratap Singh, (New Delhi: Om Publications), 107-115.
_________, (2003) “R. Balasubramanian on Wittgenstein: The Search for Advaitic Roots”, Paramparā: Essays in Honour of Balasubramanian, ed. Srinivasa Rao and Godabarisha Mishra, (New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research), 212-228.
_________, (2004) “Sri Aurobindo’s Metaphysics of Man: A Re-examination”, The Concept of Man: Indian Philosophical Perspective, ed. D. M. Praharaj, (Meerut: Anu Books), 39-48.
_________, (2004) “Structure of Philosophical Knowledge: In Defense of the Metaphysics of First Principles,” Philosophical Consciousness and Scientific Knowledge: Conceptual Linkages and Scientific Background, Vol. XI, Part 1, ed. D. P. Chattopadhyaya and A. K. Sen Gupta, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, PHISPC (New Delhi: Centre for studies in civilizations), 257-284.
_________, (2004) “Rising up to the Supramental Consciousness: The Need for a New Psychology,” Consciousness, Indian Psychology and Yoga, ed. Kireet Joshi, Matthijs Cornelissen, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, Vol. XI, Part 3, General Editor D.P. Chattopadhyaya, (New Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilizations), 257-263.
_________, (2005) “Rediscovering the Metaphysical Self,” Self, Society and Science: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives, vol. X, Part 2, ed. D. P. Chattopadhyaya, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, (New Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilizations), 254-262.
_________, (2006) “Fodor on Meaning Holism: Why Narrow contents do not Hold Promise for a Meaning Theory,” Language and Mind: A Western Perspective, Hyderabad Studies in Philosophy, no.4, ed. R.C. Pradhan, (New Delhi: Decent Books), 220-251.
_________, (2006) “Consciousness, Cognition and Knowledge”, The Enworlded Subjectivity: Its Three Worlds and Beyond, ed. R. Balasubramanian, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, (New Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilizations), 317-351
_________, (2006) “Ganeswar Mishra on the Availability of Linguistic Analysis in the Philosophy of Sankara,” Analysis of Sankara Vedanta: The Philosophy of Ganeswar Mishra, ed. Bijayananda Kar, (New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research), 111-122.
_________, (2008) “Wittgenstein’s Transcendental Ethics: A Re-Construction,” Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ethics and Religion, ed. K. C. Pandey, (Jaipur: Rawat Publications), 59-85.
_________, (2008) “Language and Mind in the Upanisadas”, Language and Mind: The Classical Indian Perspective, ed. K. S. Prasad, Hyderabad Studies in Philosophy no. 5, (New Delhi: Decent Books), 51-68.
_________, (2006) “Universal Values and the Possibility of Global Ethics,” Ethics Facing Globalization, ed. D. P. Chattopadhyaya, Jaakko Hintikka and Hans Lenk, (Berlin: Lit Verlag), 99-107.
_________, (2009) “Bhartŗhari as a Philosopher of Language,” Bhaŗtrhari: Language, Thought and Reality, ed. Mithilesh Chaturvedi, (Delhi: Motilal Banarasidass), 281-290.
_________, (2009) “Grammar and Essence: Does Constructivism Work?” Language and Grammar, ed. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Chakrabarti and Koushik Joardar, North Bengal University Studies in Philosophy- 13, (New Delhi: Northen Book Centre), 1-14
_________, (2009) “Bhima Bhoi and Gopabandhu Das: Two Great Poet-Philosophers,” Perspectives on Orissa Cultural-Intellectual Contributions, Vol. VI, Part 7, ed. P.K. Mohapatra and R. C. Pradhan, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, (New Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilizations), 33-54.
_________, (2009) “Rajendra Prasad on Wittgenstein’s Transcendental Ethics,” Ethics, Language and Tradition, ed. Bijayananda Kar, (New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research), 279 -302.
_________, (2010) “Advita Vedanta as Social Philosophy” Indian Philosophy and its Social Concerns, ed. Sharada Subramaniam and Rani P.L. (Chennai: Progressive Books), 51-69.
_________, (2010) “Gandhi’s Hind Swaraj: The Moral Gospel”, Of Knowledge, Freedom and Reason, (Gauhati: Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University), 78-87.
_________, (2010) “Aurobindo on Religion”, Dimensions in Philosophy: Tradition and Modernity, (Gauhati: Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University), 55-66.
_________, (2010) “The Realism and Anti-Realism Debate in Philosophy of Later Wittgenstein,” Materialism and Immaterialism in India and the West: Varying Vistas, ed. Partha Ghose, History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization, (New Delhi: Centre for Studies in Civilization), 417-447.
_________, (2010) “Nilakantha on Gita: Understanding the Concept of Dharma”, Philosophical Appraisal, ed. G.C. Nayak and K. Bagchi, (Bhubaneswar: Humanist Philosophical Foundation), 274-291.

 
     
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