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Dr. Pragyanparamita Mohapatra


Dr. Pragyanparamita Mohapatra
Name: Dr. Pragyanparamita Mohapatra
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification: M.A. (Utkal University), M. Phil and PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
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E-mail ID: pragyanparamita@utkaluniversity.ac.in
Utkal University Jan. 7, 2016 –present Assistant Professor
Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s (Auto.) College, Berhampur July, 4. 2010 – Jan., 6, 2016 Junior Lecturer (OPSC)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 2010 (Winter sem.)- 2012 (Winter Sem.) Teaching Assistant (Temporary)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi July, 2009 – July, 2014 Ph.D.
Department: Philosophy
Thesis Title: Language, Reality and Representation:
A Study of the debate between Realism and Anti-Realism
Areas: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind
Advisor: Dr. Manidipa Sen
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi July, 2007–July, 2009 M.Phil.
Department: Philosophy
Thesis Title: Theories of Meaning and Reference: A Comparative study of Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell
Areas: Philosophy of Language
Advisor: Dr. Manidipa Sen
Utkal University  2006 M.A.
Ramadevi Women’s College, Utkal University 2001–2004 Bachelor of Arts
Department: Philosophy
Hons:Philosophy
UGC June, 2012 UGC- JRF
Subject: Philosophy
  • Junior Research fellow of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 2012-14.
  • Secured highest grade in M.Phil course work and secured grade ‘A’ in dissertation, 2009.
  • Third position in M.A. in Philosophy, Utkal University.
  • First prize for essay competition (Prof. Braja Bihari Memorial Essay Competition) in M.A. at Utkal University, Odisha.
  • The term paper titled as “The theories of Knowledge” was selected as best term paper in 2ndyr of graduation.
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Designation: Research Scholar
Topics: Language, Reality and Representation:
A Study of the debate between Realism and Anti-Realism
 July, 2009, July 2014
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Designation: Research Scholar
Topics: Theories of Meaning and Reference: A Comparative study of Gottlob Frege and Bertrand Russell
 July, 2007- July-2009
M.A. Philosophy- Symbolic Logic (Paper-V)

                                 Conceptual and Linguistic Analysis(Paper-IX)

                                 Contemporary Indian Philosophy(Paper-XIII)

                                 Philosophy of Cognition(Paper-XVIII)

M.Phil (Philosophy)- Ethics

PhD (Philosophy)- Modern Indian Renaissance thinkers

Department of Philosophy, Utkal University

Duties:Teaching, examining and evaluating, Research scholar advisor (2019-2020), seminar advisor (Jan 2021 to till date), Dept. library in charge (Jan 2021 to till date)

2016-till date
Intermediate-Logic (Deductive and Inductive)

B.A. Philosophy (Hons)- Political Philosophy

Epistemology and Metaphysics (Indian and Western)

Ethics

Department of Philosophy, Sashi Bhusan Rath Women’s college, Berhampur

Duties: Teaching, examining and evaluating, Associate Advisor of Students Union and cultural association, Associate Vice-President of Dean of Students Association, NCC-in charge, Tabulator

2014-2016
B.A. (Optional Paper)- Introduction to Logic and Scientific Investigation

                                         Philosophy of Language

School of Languages, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Duties:Teaching

2010-2012

 

Invited lectures:

  • Paradip College(Department of Philosophy), 6th May, 2021, “Philosophy of Language: The Quintessence of Philosophy”
  • Presidency University, Kolkata(Department of Philosophy), 21st 2020, “Frege’s notion of Sense and Reference”
  • Presidency University, Kolkata (Department of Philosophy), 22nd 2020, “Frege’s notion of Sense and Reference “
  • Ravenshaw University, Cuttack(Department of Philosophy), 22nd 2020, “Two Dogma’s of Empiricism”
  • Ravenshaw University, Cuttack (Department of Philosophy), 29th 2020, “Two Dogma’s of Empiricism”
  • Sailabala Women’s (Auto) College, Cuttack, (Department of Philosophy), 5th 2018, ICPR sponsored national lecture, “Social Ecology as a remedy to Ecological Crisis”
  • Ravenshaw University, Cuttack (Department of Philosophy), 30th 2018,on the occasion of World Philosophy Day sponsored by ICPR, “What we ought to be? Ethical Significance of Buddha’s Teachings”
  • “Wittgenstein and Sankar on Illusion” in sponsored by ICPR 5th Wittgenstein Conference of Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society on Wittgenstein and Indian Theories of Language and Epistemology, organized by the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Lucknow, 29th-30th, 2020
  • “Subjectivity and Externalism” as a symposist at All Odisha Philosophical Association, organized by U.N. College of Science and Technology, Adaspur, 23rd-24th January 2020
  • “Self and World” in Refresher Course in Philosophy at UGC-HRDC Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 15th July 2019 to 26th July 2019.
  • “Davidson on Self-Knowledge and Externalism” in ICPR sponsored International Conference on “Saṁśaya Evam Pramā, Doubt and Knowledge- Indian and Western Perspectives” from 15th to 17th March, 2019, Organized by Department of Philosophy, Rajasthan University, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • “Agency, No-Self and Consciousness” in UGC sponsored national seminar on “Buddha and Wittgenstein on Culture and Values” from 14th to 16th March, 2019 organized by The Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies of Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India.
  • “Ethics, Self and World: Wittgenstein’s view on Meaning of life” in the 3rd Ludwig Wittgenstein International Conference on “Wittgenstein on Culture and Value” organised by Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, from 24th 2018 to 26th Nov. 2018.
  • “Social Ecology as a Remedy to Ecological Crisis” at ICPR sponsored national lecture organized by the department of Philosophy at Sailabala Women’s (Auto) College, Cuttack, on 5th January 2018.
  • “What We Ought to Be? Ethical Significance of Buddha’s Teachings.” as one of the resource person in ICPR sponsored one day national seminar on “Contemporary Relevance of Buddhist Ethics” organised by the department of Philosophy, Ravenshaw University on the occasion of World Philosophy Day on 30th January 2018.
  • “Nelson Goodman on Worldmaking” in the 29th Annual Conference of All Orissa Philosophy Association held on 22nd-23rd, 2017 at Sri Jayadev College of Education and Technology, Naharkanta.
  • “Learning: The Psychological Aspects”, it the Orientation Programme at UGC-HRDC-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 13th February 2017 to 10th March 2017.
  • “Is Conceptual Relativism Justifiable?”, in the 30th Orientation Programme at UGC-HRDC- Sambalpur University, from 10thJuly to 6th August, 2015.
  • “Are Emotions Social or Psychological?” (poster), at IIT Gandhi Nagar International Conference on Cognition, Emotion and Action, from 6th December 2013 to 8th December 2013.
  • “Man and The Divine in Gandhi’s Philosophy of Nature” in the international conference on Gandhirama 2012: A Feast of Ideas and Festival of Art, from 17th-22nd October, 2012, organised by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • “The Concept of Rule-Following In Wittgenstein’s Later Philosophy” in the international conference at IIT Mumbai, from 5th-7th March, 2012, on Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of Professor R.C. Pradhan.
  • “Irreducibility of Consciousness: Arguments from Inverted Spectrum” (poster) is presented in the international conference at NIAS, Bangalore, from 5th -7th January, 2012, on the theme: Looking Within: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness.
  • “On the very Idea of having a Thought: A Fregean Analysis” at a national conference on The Limits of Thought and Beyondorganized by the Dept. of Philosophy, Assam Central University, from 28th– 29th November, 2011

Book Articles (Authored/Edited)

  • Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita,“The Concept of Rule-Following in Later Wittgenstein” in Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on Philosophical Thoughts of R.C. Pradhan, edited by Prof. Ranjan Panda,Oversees Press (India) Ltd., New Delhi, ISBN No. 978-93-83803-16-3, 158-176, 2015.
  • Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, ¨On the very Idea of having a Thought: A Fregean Analysis” in Limits of Thought and Beyond, edited by Prof. AdershupallyNatraju, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd, London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney, ISBN: 978-93-82951-29-2, pp. 135-46,2014.
  • Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “Introduction to Philosophy of Language” in Emerging Trends in Philosophy, edited by Victor Babu Koppula, Sucharitha Publications, ISBN. 978-93-83729-23-4, pp. 75-83, 2014.

 

Journal Articles

[1] Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “On Rule-Following: Kripke’s Wittgenstein” In Indian Philosophical Quarterly (Accepted for publication in Sep. 2020), ISSN: 0376-415X

[2]Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “Davidson on Self-Knowledge and ExternalisminJournal of Foundational Research, UGC Centre for Advanced Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, university of Rajasthan, Jaipur, ISSN-2395-5635, Vol. 28, Jan. 2020, pp. 215-253

[3] Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “What We Ought to Be? Ethical Significance of Buddha’s Teachings”, in Ravenshaw Journal of Philosophy, edited by Ram. C. Majhi, ISSN: 2395-3209, Vol. IV, December 2018, pp. 40-55.

[4] Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “Nelson Goodman on Worldmaking” in Journal of the All Orissa Philosophy Association, edited by Ram. C. Majhi, ISSN: 2395-2784, Vol.4, No. 1, Jan, 2018, pp. 42-48.

[5] Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “Michael Devitt in defence of Metaphysical Realism”, in Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, edited by Sudhakar Jally, ISSN: 0976-2337, vol- VI, No-II, 2016, pp. 25-47.

[1] Attended Refresher Course in Philosophy at UGC-HRDC Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 15th July 2019 to 26th July 2019.

[2] Attended orientation programme at UGC-HRDC Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 13th February 2017 to 10th March 2017.

[3] Attended 30thorientation programme at Sambalpur University organised by HRDC, Sambalpur from 10th July 2015 to 6th August 2015.

[4] Organized ICPR sponsored one day national seminar on “Philosophy, Science and Technology” on the occasion of World Philosophy Day on 10th February, 2020, at P.G. Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar-751004. Resource persons: Prof. L. Udayakumar, Centre for Mahayana Buddhist Studies, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh and Prof. Ganesh Prasad Das, Formerly Head, P.G. department of Philosophy, Utkal University.

[5] Journal Reviewing:Ravenshaw Journal of Philosophy (2021)

[6] Appointed as External examiner for P.G. 4th Sem (P-CC-405) practical for the project examination, 2019 of KhallikoteAuto. College, Berhampur, on 01/05/2019

[7]Discussant of the paper “Transforming Education for the 21st Century” by Imran Nazerali in two-day symposium On GLOBAL INNOVATION DESIGN in Collaboration with Imperial College of London at Utkal University, from 8th& 9th August 2018.

Title of The Project: Experience, Consciousness and Subjectivity: Investigating Self from Buddhist and Phenomenological perspective(PI): Basic Description of the Project, Funding Agency- Odisha University Research and Innovation Incentivization Plan (OURIIP), Amount received-3,20,000/- (Rupees Three Lakh twenty thousand only),duration- 24 months, Sanctioned Fund: Sanctioned order received on: 25/06/2021, Details of sanctioned order: No. 394/69/ OSHEC

  1. Purnima Sahoo, (PhD continuing, 2019), (Utkal University) –Yet to be decided
  2. Somanath Panda,(PhD continuing), (Utkal University, 2021) – Yet to be decided
  3. Jagannatha Moharana, (PhD continuing), (Utkal University, 2021) – Yet to be decided
  4. Jagannatha Moharana,(M.Phil, 2021) (Utkal University)- Davidson on Anomalous Monism: A study of the relationship between Mind and Body
  5. Somanath Panda(M.Phil, 2019) (Utkal University)-Donald Davidson on Meaning and Truth
  6. Kshyanaprava Mishra(M.Phil, 2019) (Utkal University)-A Phenomenological Understanding of No-Self theory in Buddhism
  7. Purnima Sahoo(M.Phil, 2018) (Utkal University)- The Synthetic A Priori Judgements and the Possibility of Metaphysics
  8. Mamina Sahoo(M.Phil, 2018) (Utkal University)-Freedom and Responsibility in Sartre’s Existentialism
  9. Jyotirmayee Biswal(M.Phil, 2017) (Utkal University)-A Reflection on Locke’s theory of Knowledge
  10. Prakash Kumar Sethy(M.Phil, 2017) (Utkal University)-A Study of the Relationship Between Mind and Body
  • DRC member (External), Khallikot Autonomous College, Berhampur, from 2021
  • Board of studies Member, U.N. College of Science and Technology, Adaspur from 2018 till date
  • Assistant Superintendent Ladies Hostel- V, Utkal University from March 2016 to till date
  • Associate Editor of the Biannual Journal “Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, ISSN: 0976-2337 from 2016 till date
  • NSS Programme Coordinator, Ladies Hostel- V, Utkal University
  • Research Scholar Advisor, in Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, from 2019-2020
  • Seminar Advisor, in Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, from January 2021