P R Bhat

Designation: 
Professor
Phone: 
022-2576 7367
Email: 
bhat@hss.iitb.ac.in
Education: 

B. A. 1973, I Class, Karnatak University, Dharwad.

M. A. 1975, I Class, Karnatak University, Dharwad. 

Ph. D. 1980 IIT Kanpur, Kanpur (Course Work: 9 CPI on the scale of 10).

Experience: 

Lecturer: January 1980-September 1986 IIT, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.

Assistant Professor: October 1987-October 1990, IIT, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.

Associate Professor: November 1990- August 1999, IIT, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.

Professor: September 1999-June 2017, IIT, Bombay, Powai, Mumbai.

Emeritus Fellow July 2017- Till Date.

Research Interests: 

Analytic Philosophy; Philosophy of Language; Ethics; Professional and Applied Ethics; Metaphysics; Epistemology; Philosophical Logic and Indian Philosophy of Language.

Courses Taught: 

HS 200 :Ethics (Compulsory Course old 5 year B. Tech. Programme) 

HS 104: Introduction to Humanities (Philosophy & English Compulsory Course New 4 year B. Tech.) 

HS 202 : Introduction to Philosophy 

HS 301 : Introduction to Philosophy (Same course as HS 202 only change in the course number and made 1 out 4 compulsory course) 

HS 417: Philosophy of Life 

HS 436 : Indian Culture and Tradition 

HS 443: Philosophy of Science 

HS 448 : Professional Ethics 

HS 465 : Moral and Political Philosophy 

HS 467 : Indian Philosophy 

HS 468 : Philosophy of Religion 

HS 699 : Communication and Presentation Skills 

HS 706 : Classical Indian Thought in Modern Times 

HS 792 : Communication Skills II 

HS 805 : Theory of Knowledge 

HS 806 : Contemporary Trends in Philosophical Analysis 

HS 808 : Philosophy of Language 

HS 823 : Logic: Formal and Philosophical 

HS 828 : Philosophical Points of View & Major Thinkers 

HS 844 : Ethics: Theory and Practice

Publications: 

P. R. Bhat, 'Referential Theory of Meaning and Later Wittgenstein', Darshana International, Vol. XVII, No. 3. 1977.

P. R. Bhat, 'Moore and Indefinable Simples' in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. VIII, No. 1. 1980.

P. R. Bhat, 'Hare on Imperative Logic and Inference' in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. X, No. 4. 1983.

P. R. Bhat, 'Harrison and the Causal Theory' in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XII, No. 2. 1985.

P. R. Bhat, 'Rigidity and Necessity in Kripke', in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XVI, No. 1. 1989.

P. R. Bhat, "Proper Names and Identifying Descriptions", Darshana International, Vol. XXIX, No. 2., 1989.

P. R. Bhat, "Pragmatic Principles and Language", Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XVIII, No. 2., April 1991. 

P. R. Bhat, "Necessity and Related Issues" Darshana International, Vol. XXX, No. 3, 1992. 

P. R. Bhat, "Philosophical Problems and Language in Wittgenstein", H. S. Prasad (Ed.) Grammar and Indology: Essays in Honour of Professor Gustav Roth, Indian Book Centre, Delhi, 1992.

P. R. Bhat, "Intention in Wittgenstein", Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XX, No. 3., July 1993. 

P. R. Bhat, "Wittgenstein and Svatahpramanyavada", in East West Encounters in Philosophy and Religion Edited by Ninian Smart and B. Srinivasa Murthy, Long Beach Publications, Long Beach, California USA, 1996.

P. R. Bhat, "Harmony Between Language and Reality in Wittgenstein" The Philosophical Quarterly, Amalner, Vol. III, No. 2., April 1997.

V. V. Vidwans, P. R. Bhat and M. S. Malshe "Creativity and Its Criteria", Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXiv, No. 3., July 1997. 

Gopal Sahu & P. R. Bhat "Naturalized Epistemology and Scepticism" The Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of North Maharastra University's Pratap Centre of Philosophy, Amalner, Vol III No. 3-4, July & October, 1997.

P. R. Bhat "The Issues Concerning Human Freedom", Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXIV, No. 4., Oct. 1997.

Gopal Sahu & P. R. Bhat "The Impossibility of Naturalised Epistemology" Darshana International, Vol. XXXVII, October 1997, No. 4 pp. 38-55 

P. R. Bhat "The Issue of Autonomy of Professional Ethics", Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XV No. 1., Sept-Dece. 1997.

P. R. Bhat & Gopal Sahu "Quine On Observation Sentences", Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXV No. 1 July 1998. 

P. R. Bhat & Gopal Sahu "Rule-Following Scepticism and the Theory of Meaning" The Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of North Maharastra University's Pratap Centre of Philosophy, Amalner, Vol IV No. 3-4, July & October, 1998.

P. R. Bhat & Gopal Sahu "The New Riddle of Induction and Rule-Following", Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 16(2), Jan-April 1999. 

P. R. Bhat "Can Modern Society be Humanistic?" in Facets of Humanism Edited by T. Patnaik and others, Decent Books, New Delhi in association with Department of Special Assistance in Philosophy, Utkal University, 1999. 

P. R. Bhat "Moral Principles" in Existence, Experience and Ethics, Edited by Dr. Raghu Rama Raju, D. K. Printworld Delhi, 1999. 

Gopal Sahu & P. R. Bhat "Goodman and Lawlike Statements" The Vishva-Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Shantiniketan, 1999. 

P. R. Bhat "In Search of a Management Theory" in Indian Ethos in Management Edited by Dr. P. Narayana Reddy, CBIT Hyderabad, 1999. 

P. R. Bhat, "Varnadharma, Niskama Karma and Practical Morality: A Critical Essay on Applied Ethics" Book-Review in The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. VI, January-April, 2000.

Rajshri Jobanputra & P. R. Bhat, "In Search of a Theory of Meaning for Theoretical Terms", The Philosophical Quarterly Vol VI, No. 3-4, July-Oct. 2000. 

P. R. Bhat, "Wittgenstein on Private Language" in Philosophy of Wittgenstein: Indian Responses, R. C. Pradhan (Ed.), Decent Books, N. D. 2001. 

Rajshri Jobanputra & P. R. Bhat, "On Why We Cannot Escape Higher Order Vagueness" in Indian Philosophical Quarterly, XXVIII No. 1 2001. 

P. R. Bhat : “The Problem of Meaning in Vakyapadiya” in The Philosophy of Language in Classical Indian Tradition (ed.) by K.S. Prasad, Decent Books, N.D. 2002.

P. R. Bhat: “Wittgenstein, Strawson and Suresh Chandra on Ascription” in The Philosophy of Suresh Chandra, Edited by R. C. Pradhan, ICPR, New Delhi, 2004. 

P. R. Bhat: “Mind and Language: Their Interdependence” Language and Mind: A Western Perspective Vol. 1 Edited by R. C. Pradhan, Decent Books, New Delhi, 2006. 

P. R. Bhat: “Wittgenstein and Kripke’s Skeptic” Cultures: Conflict-Analysis-Dialogue Vol XIV, Edited by Georg Gasser, C. Kanjian and E. Runggaldier Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, Kirchburg am Wechsel, 2006.

P. R. Bhat: “Language, Thought and Reality” in Language and Reality Dr. Kantilal Das and Jyotish Basak (Ed.), Northern Book Centre, New Delhi 2006 pp. 1-14.

P. R. Bhat: “Possible Worlds” in Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Delhi Vol. XXIV, 1, 2007 pp.43-72. 

P. R. Bhat: “Ethics in Wittgenstein: A Critical Appreciation” in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Ethics and Religion K. C. Pandey (Ed.) Rawat Publications, 2008. 

P. R. Bhat: “Notion of Possible World” in Tattvajnana Dr. C. J. Prabhakar at al (Eds.) Sachchidananda Publication, Dharwar 2008.

P. R. Bhat: “Koutilya’s Ethics” in Rajendra Prasad (Ed), A Historical Developmental Study of Classical Indian Philosophy of Morals, New Delhi, Centre for Studies in Civilizations (Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture ,Volume XII, Part 2), 2009.

P. R. Bhat: “Moral Reasoning” in Rajendra Prasad’s Philosophy, ICPR Living Philosophers Series, Bijayananda Kar (Ed.) ICPR Delhi Publication, 2009

P. R. Bhat “Objective Knowledge in Science” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, Utkal Univeristy Bhubaneshwar. Vol III, 2009, pp. 36-65.

P. R. Bhat “Foundations of Knowledge: Wittgensteinian View” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Centre of Advanced Study in Philosophy, Utkal Univeristy Bhubaneshwar. Vol IV, No. 1. 2010, pp. 57-80

P. R. Bhat “Wittgenstein on Rule and Extension” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Volume V Numbar 1 September 2011 pp. 26-57

P. R. Bhat “Rules and Their Interpretations” Suvidya: Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Volume V Number 1, June 2011 pp. 1-14.

P. R. Bhat “Linguistic Representation: A Philosophical View” in Linguistic Representations- The Road Ahead R. C. Pradhan (Ed.), Decent Books, New Delhi 2012.

P. R. Bhat “Dimensions of Culture: A Conceptual Analysis” in Philosophy of Cultures: A Contemporary Understanding, (Vanlalnghak & L. Lenka Eds), Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi 2013. Pp. 80-113.

P. R. Bhat “Human Autonomy and Ramchandra Gandhi” in Ramchandra Gandhi: The Man and His Philosophy Edited by A. Raghuramaraju, Routledge, London, 2013 Pp. 85-117.

P. R. Bhat “Is Moral Luck an Issue? Sandhan Vol. XV, No. 1&2, January-December 2015 special issue on “Responsibility and Freedom” General Editor D. P. Chattopadhyaya, Guest Editor Rajendra Prasad.

P. R. Bhat “Foundation of Engineering Ethics” in Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering Satya Sundar Sethy (ed.),IGI-Global , 2015.

P. R. Bhat “Karma Theory and Philosophical Issues”, in memory of late Prof.K. Satchidananda Murty by Centre for Studies in Afro-Asian
Philosophies,Acharya Nagarjuna University,Guntur, (Published by Nagarjuna University in the booklet form, 2015) 

P. R. Bhat “Paradox of Applied Ethics” in Morality, Objectivity and Defeasibility: Essays on the Moral Writings of Professor P.K. Mohapatra, R. C. Majhi, B. P. Patra and B. C. Sahoo (Eds.) Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi. 2017.

P. R. Bhat “The Role of Language in Communication” in Language and Communication: East-West Comparative Study, Department of Philosophy, NBU, Kanti Lal Das (Ed.) Levant Books India, 2018.

P. R. Bhat “Philosophical Significance of Thought Experiments” in Philosophical Reflections (A Collection of Invited Papers Delivered under Auspices of Chookolingo Living Trust, California, U. S. A.) General Ed. Kripa Shankar, Ananda Mishra and Sachehidanand Mishra (Eds.) Banaras Hindu University, Department of Philosophy and Religion 2018.

P. R. Bhat “The Problem of Moral Luck: Western and Indian Perspectives” in Philosophical Reflections (A Collection of Invited Papers Delivered under Auspices of Chookolingo Living Trust, California, U. S. A.) General Ed. Kripa Shankar, Ananda Mishra and Sachehidanand Mishra (Eds.) Banaras Hindu University, Department of Philosophy and Religion 2018.

P. R. Bhat “Murty on Language and Reality in Advaita Vedanta” Volume in honour of Prof. Sachhidananda Murty, Ashok Vohra (Ed.) (forthcoming)

P. R. Bhat “Mental Predicates in Wittgenstein” in K. C. Panday Edited book on Wittgenstein’s Philosophy, Publisher: Ludwig Wittgenstein Publication Series, Astria (forthcoming)   

P. R. Bhat “The Nature of Vyapti: Some Reflections” essay in honour of Professor Raghunath Ghosh (forthcoming)

P. R. Bhat “Wittgenstein on Absolute Ethical Values” 2nd Indian Wittgenstein Conference, K. C. Pandey (Ed.) (forthcoming).

Books: 

01. Bhargavi V. Davar, P. R. Bhat, Psychoanalysis as a Human Science: Beyond Foundationalism, SAGE Publications, 1995. 

02. Upendra C., P. R. Bhat, Vikram Sirola, In Defense of Liberal Pluralism, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Feb. 2009.
Conferences: 

Seminar/Conference Papers: 

P. R. Bhat “Foundation of Knowledge: Wittgensteinian View” in National Seminar on "Recent Developments in Epistemology: Indian and Western" 28th Nov.- 30th Nov. 2007, at NEHU, Shillong.  

P. R. Bhat “Human Autonomy and Ramachandra Gandhi” in Seminar on "Ramachandra Gandhi" from 14th-16th February 2008; Organized by Philosophy Department, University of Hyderabad. 

P. R. Bhat “Indian Philosophy: A Plea for doing Creative Philosophy” in the symposium “Texts, Tradition & Methods of Indian Philosophy” Bedekar College, Thane. Jan 2008.

P. R. Bhat, ‘Social Reality’ in InternationalConference on Language, Mind and Social Construction’ 9th to 11th Feb. 2009 at IIT Bombay.

P. R. Bhat “Philosophy Ever Growing Discipline” International Philosophy Day 30th Nov.2009, Organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Pune.

P. R. Bhat “Knowledge, Reality and Value: Their Objective Status” in A Perceptual Account of Nature’s Organization: Natural Philosophy to Natural Science, 18-19th January 2010 Organized by Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and other Human Sciences.

P. R. Bhat “Wittgenstein and Self-Ascription” Organized by Philosophy Department Pondicherry University, a national seminar on “Consciousness and Self-Identity” from 21st to 23rd Jan. 2010 

P. R. Bhat “Inference and Meaning” in First Asian Philosophy Conference, 6-9th March. 2010, organized by ICPR New Delhi. 

P. R. Bhat “Democracy, Secularism and Modernity” in the ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on “Democracy, Secularism and Modernity, Philosophy Department, Madras University 17th to 19th March 2010  

P. R. Bhat “Indian Philosophy: A Plea for doing Creative Philosophy” in National Seminar on "Indian Philosophy: Its Relevance in the 21st Century" 18th and 19th Jan. 2008, Bedekar College, Thane. 

P. R. Bhat “Human Autonomy and Ramachandra Gandhi” in Seminar on "Ramachandra Gandhi" from 14th-16th February 2008. Philosophy Department, University of Hyderabad.

P. R. Bhat . "Foundation of Knowledge: Wittgensteinian View" in National Seminar on "Recent Developments in Epistemology: Indian and Western" 28th Nov.- 30th Nov. 2007, at NEHU

P. R. Bhat "Contemporary Trends in Western Philosophy" in one day "Regional seminar on Contemporary Trends in Philosophy: Indian and Western" held on 08/09/2006 at Goa University. 

P. R. Bhat “Philosophy Ever Growing Discipline” International Philosophy Day 30th Nov. 09. Organized by Philosophy Department, University of Pune. 

P. R. Bhat “Knowledge, Reality and Value: Their Objective Status” in A Perceptual Account of Nature’s Organization: Natural Philosophy to Natural Science, 18-19th January 2010 Organized by Balvant National Seminar on "The Developments in Indian Philosophy from Eighteenth Century Onwards" 13th-14th March 2008.

P. R. Bhat “Wittgenstein and Self-Ascription” Organized by Philosophy Department Pondicherry University, a national seminar on “Consciousness and Self-Identity” from 21st to 23rd Jan. 2010 

P. R. Bhat “Inference and Meaning” in First Asian Philosophy Conference, 6-9th March. 2010, organized by ICPR New Delhi. 

P. R. Bhat “Democracy, Secularism and Modernity” in the ICPR Sponsored National Seminar on “Democracy, Secularism and Modernity, Philosophy Department, Madras University 17th to 19th March 2010 

P. R. Bhat “Linguistic Representation: A Philosophical View” in the seminar “Linguistic Representations: The Road Ahead”. From 5th to 7th Jan. 2011 at Central University Hyderabad. 

P. R. Bhat “Philosophy of Democracy” Round Table Conference on Democracy Organized by ICPR 26th October 2010 at Somaiya College, Mumbai. 

P. R. Bhat “Philosophy of Philosophical Education” in Symposium on ICPR sponsored “Current status of Research and Teaching in Indian Universities” 23rd to 25th October 2010 at Somaiya College, Mumbai 

P. R. Bhat, “Murty on Language and Reality in Advaita” International Seminar on K. Satchidananda Murty’s Philosophy: An Evaluation, September. 21-24, 2011 Andra University, Vishakapattanam.

P. R. Bhat, Conducted “Workshop on Philosophical Skill Development for Ph. D. Students of Philosophy” ICPR Academic Centre, Lucknow 1-11 December 2011. 

P. R. Bhat, “Thought Experiments” in the National Seminar “On Knowing: East and West” conducted by Philosophy Department Allahabad University, from 20-23 February 2012. 

P. R. Bhat, Epistemology & Metaphysics Sectional President’s Address “The Issue of Absolute Epistemology and Metaphysics” Indian Philosophical Congress, 23-25 February 2012, Allahabad University, Allahabad. 

P. R. Bhat “Evolving Concepts of Democracy and Political Morality” in Moral Crisis in Contemporary Politics, ICPR sponsored Seminar at Women’s College, Patna, 26- 28 February 2012. 

P. R. Bhat “Foundation of Medical Ethics” in UGC sponsored National Seminar on Bioethical Issues Concerning Medicine, organized by the department of philosophy, Sri Satya Sai College for Women, Bhubaneswar, 30th September to 1st October 2012.

P. R. Bhat “Advaita: A Critical Look at Mahadevan” in the ICPR sponsored National Seminar on The Philosophy of Professor T. M. P. Mahadevan, 26-28 March 2013 organized by the Department of Philosophy, Madras University, Chennai. 

P. R. Bhat “The Importance of Buddhist Applied Philosophy” Key Note Address, UGC National Seminar on “Applied Buddhist Philosophy” 30th-31st January 2014, Organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. 

P. R. Bhat “Buddhism and Corporate Social Responsibility” UGC National Seminar on “Applied Buddhist Philosophy” 30th-31st January 2014, Organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur. 

P. R. Bhat “Daya on Alternative Perspective on Indian Philosophy” National Seminar On: Philosophical Reasoning Sponsored by ICPR 13-15 January, 1914, Organized by Department of Philosophy, Rajasthan University Jaipur. 

P. R. Bhat “A Theory About Modernism and Postmodernism” The Post Modern Paradigm in Philosophy, Organized by Department of Philosophy under SAP Program, North Bengal University 13th and 14th February 2014. 

P. R. Bhat “Philosophical Significance of Personal Identity” in National Seminar on Personal Identity, Organized by Advanced Study Centre, Department of Philosophy, 23-24 March 2014. 

P. R. Bhat “Philosophical Methods of Banrlingay” in National Seminar on “Philosophical Contributions of Professor S. S. Barlingay: An Appraisal” organized by Department of Philosophy, Savitribai Phule Pune University, 30-10-2015.

P. R. Bhat “Mental Predicates in Wittgenstein” in 1st International Conference on Wittgenstein’s Philosophy, Lucknow University, Lucknow 12th and 13th February 2016.

Invited Lectures:

P. R. Bhat “Relativism, Pluralism, Objective Values” Invited Lecture at HBESE, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mankhurd, Mumbai 24th September. 2009

P. R. Bhat Invited Lectures on (1) Philosophy of Language, (2) Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Language, (3) Bhartrahari’s Philosophy of Language as part of  UGC’s Special Assistance Programme at North Bengal University, Silliguri from 29th to 31st March 2010. 

P. R. Bhat “Metaphysics and Epistemology: Their Relationship” International Philosophy Day 24th November. 2010 Department of HSS, IIT Bombay. 

P. R. Bhat Lectured on “Philosophical Methods” in Workshop On Philosophical Research for PhD Students of Philosophy at ICPR Lucknow, 20-22 August 2010 . 

P. R. Bhat “Importance of Communication Skills” Two Day Seminar on “Effective tools and Techniques for Teaching in The Field of Engineering” 25th and 26th November 2010 Organized by Xavier Institute of Engineering Mahim (W).

P. R. Bhat Indian Philosophical Congress at Haridwar, Sectional President “Logic and Epistemology: A Philosophical Essay” on 9th Jan 2011. at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar 

P. R. Bhat Indian Philosophical Congress at Haridwar, “Relevance of Philosophy” Special Session on 10th Jan 2011, at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar.

P. R. Bhat Lectured on “Situational Communication” for “Presentation and Effective Teaching Techniques from July 18th-22nd 2011” Organized by Shah & Anchor Kutchhi Engineering College, Mumbai. 

P. R. Bhat Lectured on “Buddhist Management Ethics” 1st February, 2014. Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.

P. R. Bhat Lectured on “Engineering Ethics” 3rd February, 2014 at Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Hyderabad. 

P. R. Bhat Lectured on “Wittgenstein on Mental States and Mental Processes” 12th February 2014, Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University, Darjeeling. 

P. R. Bhat Lectured on “Philosophical Thought Experiments” 19th February, 2014 Department of HSS, IIT Kanpur.  

P. R. Bhat “Engineering Ethics” Department of Liberal Arts, IIT Hyderabad, 3rd Feb. 2014.  

P. R. Bhat “Karma Theory and Philosophical Issues”, in memory of late Prof.K. Satchidananda Murty by Centre for Studies in Afro-Asian  Philosophies,Acharya Nagarjuna University,Guntur, Jan 27, 2015.  

P. R. Bhat “Communication Skills” in “Enhancing Research Skills in Philosophy” Department of Philosophy, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, J & K 20-2-2015.  

P. R. Bhat ICPR Fellows’ Meet 2015 “Philosophical Methods” 28-30th April 2015 INSA, New Delhi.  

P. R. Bhat D' Andrade Memorial Lecture "The Ontological Issues" Bombay Philosophical Society held at the Department of Philosophy, Calina, on 11-9-2015.   

P. R. Bhat “Research Methodology” in "Interdisciplinary Workshop on Research Methodology in Memory of Professor M. P. Marathe" 11-14 January 2016, in the department of philosophy, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. 

P. R. Bhat “Philosophy of Language and Philosophical Problems” a lecture on World Philosophy Day held on 1st March 2019 at Department of Philosophy, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune. 

Conference Organized: 

01. ICPR sponsored one day conference on International Philosophy Day, Nov. 18, 2004. 

02. ICPR sponsored conference on “Current Debates in Metaphysics” 16-18 February 2007 at IIT Bombay. 

03. ICPR sponsored conference on “Ethics: Theory and Application” 18-20 March, 2008 at IIT Bombay. 

04. ICPR workshop for Research Scholars organized at Lucknow Centre on “Research Methods in Philosophy,” 1-11th December 2011.  

O5. IIT Bombay Co-ordinator for Jain Vishwa Bharati International Conference “Science and Jain Philosophy” Jan 8-Jan 10 held at IIT Bombay. 

Projects: 

01. V. Raman: "Language, Rules and Grammar in the Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein", 1989 (Guide)

02. M. Gnanapragasam: "Professional Ethics: Its Nature and Justification", 1990.(Guide)

03. K. Subramanyam, "Historicity in Heidegger's Thought" 1991 (Guide)

04. V. Bhargavi, "Theory and Observation in Psychoanalysis: An Inquiry Into the Possibility of a Freudian Science of Mind" 1992 (Guide)

05. V. V. Vidwans "Characterizing Creativity As Design-Intelligence: A Philosophical Analysis" 1996 (Guide)

06. Mathai B. Fenn "Identity and Transformation: A Framework For a Hermeneutic Psychology" 1997 (Co-Guide).

07. Gopal Sahu "Rule-Following Scepticism: Kripke, Goodman, Quine and Wittgenstein" 1997 (Guide)

08. Rajshri Jobanputra “Embracing Vagueness: The Pragmatic Approach”, 2001 (Guide).

09. C. Upendra “In Defence of Liberal Pluralism” 2007 (Guide)

Awards: 

Golden Jubilee Prize for Standing 1st to the Arts & Science College, Karwar 1973.

Karnataka University Studentship 1973-75.

First Rank in M.A. (Philosophy) Karnatak University, 1975

IIT Kanpur Research Fellowship 1975-78

IIT Kanpur Research Assistantship 1979.

Research Scholars: 

Ph. D. Theses Supervised:

01. V. Raman: "Language, Rules and Grammar in the Later Philosophy of Wittgenstein", 1989 (Guide) 

02. M. Gnanapragasam: "Professional Ethics: Its Nature and Justification", 1990.(Guide) 

03. K. Subramanyam, "Historicity in Heidegger's Thought" 1991 (Guide) 

04. V. Bhargavi, "Theory and Observation in Psychoanalysis: An Inquiry Into the Possibility of a Freudian Science of Mind" 1992 (Guide) 

05. V. V. Vidwans "Characterizing Creativity As Design-Intelligence: A Philosophical Analysis" 1996 (Guide) 

06. Mathai B. Fenn "Identity and Transformation: A Framework For a Hermeneutic Psychology" 1997 (Co-Guide). 

07. Gopal Sahu "Rule-Following Scepticism: Kripke, Goodman, Quine and Wittgenstein" 1997 (Guide) 

08. Rajshri Jobanputra “Embracing Vagueness: The Pragmatic Approach”, 2001 (Guide).  

09. C. Upendra “In Defence of Liberal Pluralism” 2007 (Guide) 

10. Aman Tripathi “Plausible World: A Logical Analysis” 2014 (Guide)  

11. Vegitha Reddy “Philosophical Arguments: A Meta-Analysis”2014 (Guide). 

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