Rajakishore Nath

Designation: 
Associate Professor
Phone: 
+91 22 25767357 (O), 25768357 (R)
Mobile: 
+91 9869322966
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7357
8357
Email: 
rajakishorenath@iitb.ac.in
nath@hss.iitb.ac.in
Fax Number: 
+91-22-2572-0305
Education: 

Ph. D. (University of Hyderabad, 2006) 

PGDPOE (Professional Ethics). (University of Hyderabad, 2002)  

M. Phil. (University of Hyderabad, 2001)  

M. A. (University of Hyderabad, 1999) 

Experience: 
  • Working as Associate Professor of Philosophy at Department of Humanities and social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 01-09-2014 to till date.

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 07.10.2008 to 31.08.2014.

  • Senior Lecturer of Philosophy at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 12.03.2007 to 06.10.2008.

  • Time-Table Coordinator, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 2014 to 2015.

  • DUGC Member, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 2011 to 2013.

  • Library Coordinator, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 2011 to 2015.

  • Worked as Warden, Hostel 5, IIT Bombay from 2011 to 2015.

  • Worked as Philosophy Group Coordinator at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 2011-2012.

  • Worked as Associate Warden, Hostel 5, IIT Bombay from 2008-2011.

  • Invigilation Duty in Charge at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 2009-2011.

  • Co-Course Registration in Charge at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay from 2007-2009.

Research Interests: 

 Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence , Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Analytic Philosophy, and Ethics.

Courses Taught: 

At IIT Bombay: 

HS 200: Environmental Studies  

HS 420: Philosophy of Mind  

HS 415: Introduction to Logic  

HS 808: Philosophy of Language  

HS 624: Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Mind  

HS 706: Classical Indian Thoughts in Modern Times  

HS 806: Contemporary Trends in Philosophical Analysis   

Course Developed at IIT Bombay:  

HS 624: Contemporary Issues in Philosophy of Mind, PG (approved)  

HS 415: Introduction to Logic for UG (approved)   

Publications: 

Book:

         Nath, Rajakishore, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Universal  Publishers, Florida, USA, 2009, Pp. XIX + 188. (ISBN: 1-59942-905-5), and the same book is published in low price edition in India (Overseas Press India Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2012, Pp. XIX + 188, ISBN 9788189938-93-2).

Journals/Proceedings/Book Chapters:

    1. Nath, Rajakishore, “Consciousness is the Concomitance of Life”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (Springer) 2018, DOI:10.1007/s40961-018-0165-7. (Jointly with Sunkanna Velpula).

    2. Nath, Rajakishore, “Can Ethics Be Without Ontology: Wittgenstein and Putnam”, PHILOSOPHIA, 1018 (Springer), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-018-0035-1.

    3. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Meaning of Life in Indian Philosophy: A Contemporary Reconstruction”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 2018 (Springer), , 35, 249–265, DOI: 10.1007/s40961-018-0144-z.

    4. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Problem of Self in Nāgārjuna’s Philosophy: A Contemporary Perspective” Artificial Intelligence and Society ( Springer), 33, 2018, pp. 537–543, DOI:10.1007/s00146-017-0702-y5.

    5. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Problem of Machine Ethics in Artificial Intelligence”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, 2017( Springer) , DOI: 10.1007/s00146-017-0768-6. (Jointly with Vineet Sahu)

    6. Nath, Rajakishore “Can naturalism explain consciousness: A critique” Artificial Intelligence and Society ( Springer), Volume 32, Issue 4, 2017, pp 563–571, DOI: 10.1007/s00146-016-0671-6

    7. Nath, Rajakishore, “Wittgenstein on the existence of the mind in the physical world”, Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society, 39, 2016, Pp. 181-182.

    8. Nath, Rajakishore, “Fodor’s dilemmas on representation and intentional realism” Philosophical Papers, Volume, XI, 2015, Pp. 33-51.

    9. Nath, Rajakishore, “The concept of experience in Wittgenstein’s philosophy of mind” WISDOM (Journal of Department of Philosophy, Andhra University), Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2015, Pp. 1-36 (Jointly With Mamata M. Panda).

    10. Nath, Rajakishore, “Turing & His Critics” Ravenshaw Journal of Philosophy, Volume 1, November 2015, Pp. 40-53.

    11. Nath, Rajakishore, (Co-authored) “Experience and expression: The inner-outer conceptions of mental phenomena” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Volume I, No: 1-4, January –December 2014 (Published in 2015), Pp. 77-112.

    12. Nath, Rajakishore, “Negative aspects of tolerance,” PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS electronic journal, Issue 179, October 2013. (Published by International Society for Philosophers & Philosophical Society of England)

    13. Nath, Rajakishore, “Rene Descartes & Gilbert Ryle: A comparison and contrast” Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1-2, 2012, Pp.39-62. (Jointly With Samir K. Diabagh)

    14. Nath, Rajakishore, “Artificial intelligence, mind & person” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Volume-V, Number 2, March 2012, Pp. 79-94.

    15. Nath, Rajakishore, “Exploring morality in artificial intelligence” Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, Volume IV, Number 2, March 2011, Pp. 97-108.

    16. Nath, Rajakishore, “A Cartesian critique of the artificial intelligence” Philosophical Papers and Review,Vol. 2(3), October 2010, Pp. 27–33.

    17. Nath, Rajakishore, “Globalisation: building a global ethics” PHILOSOPHY FOR BUSINESS e-journal, Issue 56, January 2010 (Published by International Society for Philosophers, UK).

    18. Nath, Rajakishore, “Supervenience and emergentism: A study in philosophy of mind”, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 3, Number 3, 2009, Pp. 39-49.

    19. Nath, Rajakishore, “Machine intelligence, competence and creativity”, Artificial Intelligence and Society, Volume 23, Number 3, May 2009, Pp. 441-458. (Springer) doi:10.1007/s00146-007-0080-y.

    20. Nath, Rajakishore, “Mind in artificial intelligence”, PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS electronic journal, Issue 149, December 2008. (Published by International Society for Philosophers & Philosophical Society of England)

    21. Nath, Rajakishore, “Ethics, management, and religious scriptures” Apeejay Business Review: A Journal for Strategic Decision Makers, Volume 9, Number 1 & 2, Jan-Dec 2008, Pp. 49-57.

    22. Nath, Rajakishore, “Research on artificial intelligence: Issues in science and philosophy” Research World, Volume 5, 2008, Pp. 31-34.

    23. Nath, Rajakishore, “Tradition, Modernity, and the Future of Civilizations”, Sandhān: Journal of Center for Studies in Civilizations, Vol. VII, No. 1, January-June 2007, Pp. 173 to 179.

    24. Nath, Rajakishore, “Emergence of consciousness shows the hardness of the hard problem of consciousness”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XXIII, No.2, April-June 2006, Pp.167-181. 

    25. Nath, Rajakishore, “Why materialism as a theory fails?”, Indian Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2, April, 2006, Pp.195-214.

    26. Nath, Rajakishore, “Early and later Putnam on functionalism”, Sandhān: Journal of Center for Studies in Civilizations, Vol.-V, No.2, July-December-2005, Pp.55-66.

    27. Nath, Rajakishore, “A non-materialistic view of person”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. No. XXII, No.2, April-June-2005, Pp122-137.

    28. Nath, Rajakishore, “Mind: A connectionist model”, Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Vol. XXI. No.3, July-September-2004, Pp. 43 to 62. 

    29. Nath, Rajakishore, “Machine consciousness”, The Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. X, No. 1-4, January-October-2004 (Joint Issue), Pp.41-48.

    30. Nath, Rajakishore, “Why minds are not machines? A critical study”, The Philosophical Quarterly ,Vol. VIII, No. 3-4, 2002, Pp. 113 to 118. 

    31. Nath, Rajakishore, “Pradhan on the metaphysics of consciousness” Language, Mind and the Reality: Philosophical Thoughts of R. C. Pradhan, (ed)Ranjan K. Panda, BrownWalker Press, USA, 2015, Pp. 91-108.

    32. Nath, Rajakishore, “Swami Vivekananda’s idealism as the philosophy of education” in Vivekananda and Contemporary Education in India: Recent Perspectives, A. Mohapatra (ed.), Surendra Publications, New Delhi, 2014, Pp. 91-97.

    33. Nath, Rajakishore, “Machine consciousness, mind & consciousness” Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour, 2014.

    34. Nath, Rajakishore, “Why be moral?” in Understanding Philosophy: Eastern and Western Perspectives (ISBN: 81-7574-154-6), M. Ghosh (ed), Sundeep Prakashan, New Delhi, India, 2005, Pp.304-307.

    35. Nath, Rajakishore, Artificial Intelligence: Key Notions, in Philosophy of Technology (ISBN: 9788126659449), Text Book for M.A. (Philosophy), Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, 2012, Pp. 5-16.

    36. Nath, Rajakishore, Artificial Intelligence: Philosophical Implications, in Philosophy of Technology (ISBN-9788126659449), Text Book for M. A. (Philosophy), Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, 2012, Pp. 17-28.

    37. Nath, Rajakishore, Minds and Computers, in Philosophy of Mind (ISBN: 9788126659876), Text Book for M. A. (Philosophy), Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, 2012, Pp. 37-45.

     Paper Presented in National/International Seminars/Conferences:

    1. Nath, Rajakishore, ‘Jaina’s Substantial Nation of Consciousness: A Counter Perspective to Science of Consciousness’ a paper presented in the InSIS Conference-2018 organized by  Faculty of Social Work,  the M S University ofBaroda, Vadodara, Gujarat and ICPR, New Delhi, 25-26 October 2018.

    2. Nath, Rajakishore, ‘Davidson on Anomalous Monism’ a paper presented in the International Seminar on the Philosophy of Donald Davidson and the Influence of his Thought in the 21st Century organized by Department of philosophy, University of Mumbai and Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, 25-26 November 2017.

    3. Nath, Rajakishore, ‘Can Ethics Be Without Ontology? Wittgenstein and Putnam’ a paper presented in the National seminar at 2nd Wittgenstein Philosophical Society sponsored by ICPR and organized by Department of Philosophy, Manipur University, Manipur, 2-5 November 2017.

    4. Nath, Rajakishore, “Is There any ‘Hard’ Problem of Consciousness in Vedāntic View of Consciousness?’ a paper presented in the Two Day International Conference on ‘The Problem of Consciousness and the Brain/Brahman Dichotomy’ organized by Department of Philosophy and Culture, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, 27-28 February 2017.

    5. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Meaning of Life in Indian Philosophy: A Contemporary Reconstruction” a paper presented in the National seminar on ‘Re-constructing Indian Philosophical Framework: Quest for Decoding Meaning’ sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi at Department of Philosophy, Goa University in association with the International Centre Goa, India, 28-30 January 2017.

    6. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Mystery of Consciousness: An Advaitic Approch”, a paper presented in the 13th National seminar on ‘Mysticism: Its Contemporary Relevance’ organized by Samvad at Ramanreti, Old Gokul, Mathura, India, 18-20 of November 2016.

    7. Nath, Rajakishore, “Wittgenstein on the existence of mind in the physical world”, a paper presented in the 39th International Wittgenstein Symposium 2016 organized by Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society at Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria, 7 - 13 of August 2016.

    8. Nath, Rajakishore, “Are Buddhists Committed to Functionalism” a paper presented in the UGC-ICPR national conference on Philosophy of Mind, Matter and Morals in Buddhist organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, from February 12-14, 2016.

    9. Nath, Rajakishore, “Buddhist Critique on the Mechanistic Theory of Mind” a paper presented in the 2nd Asian Philosophy Congress 2016 organized by Andhra University and GITAM University, Andhra Pradesh, India, from January 19-21, 2016.

    10. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Re-enchantment of Consciousness: A Qualitative Inquiry into Scientific or Mechanistic Aspect of Consciousness” a paper presented at international conference on Consciousness at Centre for Cognition and Neuroethics, University of Michigan, Flint, USA, from 16-17 October 2015.

    11. Nath, Rajakishore, “Putnam on Mind” a paper presented at ICPR international seminar on Philosophy of Professor Hilary Putnam organized by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, India, from 3-5 October 2015.

    12. Nath, Rajakishore, “Personal Identity as Moral Identity” a paper presented at ICPR national seminar on Ethics and Society on the Moral writings of Professor P. K. Mohapatra organized by Choudwar College, Cuttack, India, from February 15-16, 2015.

    13. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Problem of Self in Nāgārjuna’s Philosophy: A Contemporary Perspective” a paper presented in the international conference on Understanding the Contemporaneity of Acharya Nagarjuna’s Philosophy in the Global Context organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, from January 28-30, 2015.

    14. Nath, Rajakishore, “Pradhan’s Critique on the Science of Consciousness” a paper presented in the international conference on 'Intentionality, Normativity and Objectivity' organized by Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India, from January 8-10, 2015.

    15. Nath, Rajakishore, “Machines Consciousness, Mind & Consciousness” a paper presented in the 50th Anniversary Convention of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation Behaviour organized by Goldsmiths, University of London from 1-4 April 2014.

    16. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Science of Phenomenal Consciousness: Insights from Buddhist Perspective” a paper presented in the UGC national seminar on Buddhist Applied Philosophy organized by Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh on 30th and 31st January 2014.

    17. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Mind-Brain Problem in Artificial Intelligence” a paper presented in the Brain Awareness Seminar on Brain, Behavior and Neuroimaging organized by the Psychophysiology Laboratory, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay on 15th & 16th November 2013.

    18. Nath, Rajakishore, “Swami Vivekananda’s Idealism as Philosophy of Education” a paper presented in the UGC national seminar on Incorporation of Swami Vivekananda’s Thoughts in the Curriculum of Contemporary Education System, held at The M. S. University of Broda, Vadodara on 21st October 2013.

    19. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Metaphysical Analysis of Mind in the Physical World” a paper presented in the symposium on “Philosophy & Analysis” in the 25th annual conference of the All Odisha Philosophy Association organized by Department of Philosophy, Dharmasala Mahavidyalya, Dharmasala, Odisha from 25th to 26th January 2013.

    20. Nath, Rajakishore, “Pradhan on the Metaphysics of Consciousness” a paper presented in the International Conference on Language, Mind & Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of Professor R. C. Pradhan, held at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, New Delhi, from 5-7 March 2012.

    21. Nath, Rajakishore, “Artificial Intelligence, Mind and Person” a paper presented in the International Conference on the Nature and Human Nature, organized by the Consciousness and Experimental Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society at University of Oxford, England from 10-12 September 2010.

    22. Nath, Rajakishore, “A Critique of Artificial Intelligence Model of Mind” a paper presented in the Towards Science of Consciousness Studies, held at Tucson Convention Centre, Tucson and organized by Centre for Consciousness Studies, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, from 13-17 April 2010.

    23. Nath, Rajakishore, “Intelligence without Mind” a paper presented in the First Asian Philosophical Congress, held at JNU, New Delhi and organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, from 6-9 March 2010.

    24. Nath, Rajakishore, “Supervenience and Emergentism: A Study in Philosophy of Mind”, a paper presented in the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Conference, held at Gottenheim, Germany, from 8-13 November 2009.

    25. Nath, Rajakishore, “Understanding Consciousness: A Study in Artificial Intelligence” a paper presented in the AICTE National Conference on Machine Consciousness, held at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Gandhi Institute For Technology, Bhubaneswer, from 4th July to 6th July 2009.

    26. Nath, Rajakishore, “Cartesian View on Artificial Intelligence” a paper presented in the International Conference on Language, Mind and Social Construction, held at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, in association with ICPR, New Delhi, from 9th to 11th February 2009.

    27. Nath, Rajakishore, “Artificial Intelligence: Issues in Ethics” a paper presented in the ICPR National Conference on Ethics: Theory and Applications, held at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, from 18th March to 20th March 2008.

    28. Nath, Rajakishore, “Mind in Artificial Intelligence” a paper presented in the Brain Awareness Week at Psychophysiology Laboratory of IIT, Bombay, in association with International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), from March 10-15, 2008.

    29. Nath, Rajakishore, “Is Supervenience Thesis Identical with Emergentism ?” a paper presented in the ICPR National Seminar on Recent Developments in Epistemology: Indian and Western, held at Department of Philosophy, North-East Hill University, Shillong, from 28th – 30th November 2007. The same paper was also presented in the International Philosophy Day, held at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, on 15 November 2007.

    30. Nath, Rajakishore, “Research on Artificial Intelligence: Issues in Science and Philosophy” a paper presented in the Research Training Seminar at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswer, held on 14th September 2007.

    31. Nath, Rajakishore, “Exploring Emergentism”, a paper presented at the Conference on Yoga and Parapsychology, organized by the Institute for Human Science and Service, Department of Psychology and Parapsychology, and the Institute for Yoga and Consciousness, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam held from 03-06 January, 2006.

    32. Nath, Rajakishore, “Globalisation: Building a Global Ethics”, a paper presented in the U.G.C. sponsored State Level Conference on “Globalisation: A Philosophical Perspective,” at Christ College, Cuttack, held from 0n 21 and 22nd November- 2004.

    33. Nath, Rajakishore, “The Place of Consciousness in Cognitive Science”, a paper presented in Fellows’ meet, organized by ICPR at Academic Centre, ICPR, held from November 12 to 15, 2002.

    34. Nath, Rajakishore, “Why Be Moral?” a paper presented in the 77th Session of the Indian Philosophical Congress, at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, from October 24-27, 2002.

    35. Nath, Rajakishore, “Machine Consciousness”, a paper presented in Fellows’ meet, organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Academic Centre, ICPR, from March 27 to 30, 2002.

    36. Nath, Rajakishore, “Tradition, Modernity and the Future of Civilisation”, a paper presented in Essay Competition-cum-Seminar, Organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur, from February 3 to 6, 2002.

    37. Nath, Rajakishore, “Why Minds are not Machines? A Critical Study”, a paper presented in the National Research Scholars Seminar in Philosophy, Organised by North Maharashtra University’s Pratap Center for Philosophy, Amalner, from December 26 to 28, 2001.

    38. Nath, Rajakishore, “A Non-Materialistic View of Person”, a paper presented in the 76th Session of the Indian Philosophical Congress, at Gurukul Kangri University, Haridwar, from October 29 to November 1, 2001.

    39. Nath, Rajakishore, “Dharma and Justice”, a paper presented in Essay Competition-cum-Seminar, organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at University of Hyderabad, from 8 to 10 January, 2001.

    Awards: 
    • Received Young Philosopher Award 2012 instituted by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi.

    • Recipient of the Best Conference Paper Award-2009 from International Journal Arts and Sciences Conference, which was organized from 8th to 13th November 2009 at Germany.

    • Recipient of the Best Ph.D. dissertation in Philosophy in 2006, University of Hyderabad, India. For this achievement I have been placed on the Dean's List for the year 2006.

    • Junior Research Fellowship Awarded by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, during 2001 to 2004.

    • First Class First in M. A. and Received University Gold Medal

    • Qualified the University Grant Commission- National Eligibility Test (NET), December-2002..

    • Recipient of award from the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund to the Meritorious Students in Recognition of their Academic Excellence in 1998-1999.

    • Merit Fellowship during M.A. and M.Phil

    Memberships: 
    • Lifetime Member of Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.

    • Lifetime Member of Indian Philosophical Congress.

    • Lifetime Member of International Society For Philosophers, UK.

    • Lifetime Member of Forum on Contemporary Theory.

    • Lifetime Member of Journal of Contemporary Thought.

    • Lifetime Member of All Odisha Philosophy Association.

    (Last updated on 13th November, 2018)