The 3rd Ludwig Wittgenstein International Conference by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay

 The 3rd Ludwig Wittgenstein International Conference

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay

Venue: SJMSOM Auditorium

 Inaugural Session 9.30:00am – 11:45am

Welcome by Prof. P. R. Bhat

Welcome by Prof. Pushpa Trivedi

Introduction of the theme by Dr.Ratikanta Panda

10.15-11-10 -Keynote Address: Prof. R. C. Pradhan, National Fellow,Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Tea brake 11:10 – 11 :20


Academic Session I -11:15 – 1:15

 Chairperson Prof. Prof. P. R. Bhat


Name of the participants


Professor Priyambada Sarkar

The Department of Philosophy, University of Calcutta 

Early Wittgenstein, Religion and Inter- religious communication


Dr. Muhammedaly P.P.


Can a culture be right?

An essay on Wittgenstein's Culture and Value


Lunch Break 01:15 – 2 :00 pm

Academic Session II 02.00pm – 03:30pm

Chairperson: Prof. K. Narayanan

Speakers : 

Prof. K. C. Pandey

Department of Philosophy, Lucknow University

Wittgenstein on the possibility of a trans-cultural religion

Prof. S. Shyamkishore Singh

Manipur University, Imphal

What makes sense of Art ? A Study of Wittgenstein’s View in Aesthetics


Tea break 3.30 - 3:45

Academic Session III 3:45 – 5: 15

Chairperson: Prof. Vikram Singh Sirola,

Speakers : 

Dr. Hasen Ali Ahmed

Indira Gandhi College, Bongaigaon, Assam,

Wittgenstein on Religion (Theology)

Prof. Rajakishore Nath

Dept. of H & SS, IIT Bombay

Suresh Chandra on Wittgenstein’s Idea of Personal Identity

Dr. Bhanu Pratap

Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow.

Wittgenstein and Legal Positivism : An analysis of the Influence of Ludwig Wittgenstein on the philosophy of H L A Hart


Tea 5:15 – 5:30


Dinner 7.30pm :8-30:00 pm


Date: 25/11/2018

Academic Session IV 9:30 – 11:15

Chairperson: Prof. Ranjan K. Panda

Speakers : 

Professor Kantilal Das

Department of Philosophy, North Bengal University

Wittgenstein on Language, Culture and the Value of Life

Prof. Laxminarayan Lenka

University of Hyderabad

Are Cultural Values Transcendental?


Tea break 11:15am - 11:30


Academic Session V 11:30 – 1:15

Chairperson: Prof. Ramesh Bairy T S

Speakers : 

Dr. Manoj Kumar Panda

Presidency University

Revisiting Wittgenstein on Value, Normativity and Natural World

Dr. Manoranjan Mallick

Utkal University, Vani Vihar

What is ‘supernatural’ about values?



Lunch Break 01:15-02:00 pm


Academic Session VI 2 – 3:30

Chairperson: Prof. R.C. Pradhan, National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study

Speakers :


Prof. P. R. Bhat

Dept. of H & SS, IIT Bombay

Wittgenstein’s View on Science and Culture

Dr. Bhaskar Bhattacharyya

Dept. of Philosophy, K.K. Handiqui State Open University,

Wittgenstein’s Concept of Self: An Analytical Exposition through Philosophy of Language



Tea break 3:30 – 3:45

Academic Session VI 3:45 – 5:15

Chairperson: Prof. Pravesh Jung Golay,

Speakers : 

Dr. Purbayan Jha

University of Gour Banga

Malda, West Bengal, 732103

The Culture of Doing Philosophy: Wittgenstein’s Legacy

Prof. L.UdayaKumar

Centre for Buddhist Studies,

Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

Ethical Culture and Values on Science and Technology: It’s Impact on Recent Development


Tea break 5:15 – 5:30


GBM 5:30 – 6:30

Date: 26/11/2018

Academic Session VII 9:30: – 11

Chairperson: Prof. Malhar A. Kulkarni

Speakers : 

Md. Shahidul Islam

Department of Philosophy

Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

Intercultural Debates and Deep Disagreements: A Wittgensteinian Approach

Dr. Jagadish Patgiri

Cotton University, Guwahati, Assam

An approach on Culture and Value: Gandhi and Wittgenstein

Dr. Mamata Manjari Panda

M.S. University of Baroda

Wittgenstein Concept of ‘Form of Life’ and his views on Culture


Tea break 11 – 11:15

Academic Session VIII 11:15 – 1:15

Chairperson:Prof. Sharmila

Dr. Pragyanparamita Mohapatra

Utkal University, Vani Vihar

Ethics, Self and the World: Wittgenstein’s view on Meaning of Life

Dr. Ashoka Kumar Tarai

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu and Kashmir

The (In) visibility of Value: A Wittgensteinian Perspective



Lunch Break 01:15 – 02:00 pm


Academic Session IX 2 – 3:30

Chairperson: Prof. K. C. Pandey

Speakers : 

Prof. Ratikanta Panda

Dept. of H & SS, IIT Bombay

Gandhi and Wittgenstein on Modern Western Culture


Dr Madhubala Kumari 

Z.A. Islamia college, Siwan, Bihar

Wittgenstein’s Notion of culture and Value


Tea break 3:30 – 3:35

Academic Session X 3:35 – 4:30

Chairperson: Prof. Rajakishore Nath

Speakers : 


Research Scholar

Department of Philosophy

Language and Culture


Anesha Buragohain

Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati

Wittgenstein’s Concept of Culture

Papori Bordoloi
Cotton University. Panbazar, Guwahati

Wittgenstein’s views on culture and value and its relevance in present scenario

Valedictory Session

Chairperson: Prof. R.C. Pradhan

Reflection and feedback by the participants

Vote of Thanks: by Prof. Ratikanta Panda 

Event Date: 
Saturday, 24 November 2018 - 9:30am to Monday, 26 November 2018 - 5:30pm
SJMSOM Auditorium, Department of HSS
IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumbai