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Dr. Pragyanparamita Mohapatra

Pragyanparamita Mohapatra Name : Dr.   Pragyanparamita Mohapatra
Designation : Assistant Professor
Qualification : M.A. (Utkal University), M. Phil and PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Phone No. : +91-7377527398
E-mail ID : upragyanparamita(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Analytic Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Philosophy of Cognition
  • Existentialism and Phenomenology
  • Logic
  • Symbolic Logic
  • Linguistic and Conceptual Analysis
  • Contemporary Indian Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Cognition
  • Ethics
  1. Guidance :
    1. MPhil Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Topic of MPhil Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Jagannatha Maharana Yet to be decided
      2 Kshyanaprava Mishra 2019 A Phenomenological Understanding of No-Self theory in Buddhism
      3 Somanath Panda 2019 Donald Davidson on Meaning and Truth
      4 Purnima Sahoo 2018 The Synthetic A Priori Judgments and the Possibility of Metaphysics
      5 Mamina Sahoo 2018 Freedom and Responsibility in Sartre’s Existentialism
      6 Jyotirmayee Biswal 2017 A Reflection on Locke’s theory of Knowledge
      7 Prakash Kumar Sethy 2017 A Study of the Relationship Between Mind and Body
    2. PhD Guidance:
      Sl No  Name of the Scholar Year of award of Degree Registration No Name of the Co-guide if any Fellowship received if any during research Topic of PhD Thesis Summary of the Research Outcome(In 100 Words)
      1 Purnima Sahoo ` yet to be decided
  2. Journal Publications :
    1. International Publications:
    2. National Publications:
      1 Pragyanparamita Mohapatra "Davidson on Self-Knowledge and Externalism" Vol-Journal of Foundational Research, 28, ISSN-2395-5635, 2019-20
      2 Pragyanparamita Mohapatra “What We Ought to Be? Ethical Significance of Buddha’s Teachings” Vol-Ravenshaw Journal of Philosophy, IV, ISSN-2395-3209, 2018-19
      3 Pragyanparamita Mohapatra “Nelson Goodman on Worldmaking” Vol-Journal of the All Orissa Philosophy Association, IV, issue-I, ISSN-2395-2784, 2017-18
      4 Pragyanparamita Mohapatra “Michael Devitt in defense of Metaphysical Realism”, Vol-Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, VII, issue-II, ISSN-0976-2337, 2013-14
    3. Review Articles(State Level Publications):
  3. Conference Publication(Presented/Published in proceedings):



  1. Edited Books :
  2. Text Books :
  3. Book Chapters :
    1 Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “On the very Idea of having a Thought: A Fregean Analysis”, in Limits of Thought and Beyond, edited by Prof. Adershupally Natraju. ISBN: 978-93-82951-29-2, Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd, London, New Delhi, New York, Sydney, Jan-2014, pp. 135-46
    2 Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “Introduction to Philosophy of Language” in Emerging Trends in Philosophy, edited by Victor Babu Koppula, ISBN. 978-93-83729-23-4, Sucharitha Publications. 2014, 75-83.
    3 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, ISBN: 978-93-83803-16-3, Oversees Press (India) Ltd., New Delhi, 2015, pp. 158-176.
    4 Mohapatra, Pragyanparamita, “Frege on Objectivity of Thought: An Argument for Semantic Realism” in an anthology, edited by Kantilal Das, NBU. (Yet to be Published)
  4. Research Books :
  1. Workshops:
    1 Attended a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Thought and Communication, from 18th - 29th July, 2011.
    2 Participated in the one day workshop on On Quine and Davidson, organized at Centre for Philosophy, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, on 19th October 2013.
    3 Participated in the workshop organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen, Centre for Philosophy, SSS, J.N.U., New Delhi, on Philosophy of Language and Logic, with the series of lectures by Dr. Ranjan Mukhopadhyaya, Reader, Visva-Bharati, Kolkatta.
    4 Attended a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Cognition, from 2nd - 14th July, 2012.
    5 Attended a one day workshop at IIT Delhi on 8th Nov 2011 by Francois DASTUR.
    6 Participated in the national workshop on “Jain Philosophy and its contemporary relevance” on 16th November 2017 organized by University of Culture, Bhubaneswar on the occasion of world philosophy day.
    7 Participated in the one day workshop on Quine and Davidson, organized at center for philosophy, school of social sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi, on 19th October 2013.
    8 Participated in the workshop organized by Dr. Manidipa Sen, Centre for Philosophy, SSS, J.N.U., New Delhi, on Philosophy of Language and Logic, with the series of lectures by Dr. Ranjan Mukhopadhyaya, Visva-Bharati, Kolkata. october, 2013
    9 Participated in workshop on Logic at ICPR Lucknow Academic Centre, from 11th - 22nd March 2013.
    10 Participated in a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Cognition, from 2nd-14th July, 2012 and also presented a project work on “Are Concepts Intrinsically Social?”
    11 Participated in a one day workshop at IIT Delhi on 8th Nov 2011 by Francois DASTUR.
    12 Participated in a summer school workshop at NIAS, Bangalore on Thought and Communication, from 18th-29th, July, 2011 and also presented a project work on “The Concepts of Natural Kinds.”
  2. Seminars:
    1 Participated in IIIrd Ganeswar Mishra Memorial Lecture presented by R.C. Pradhan on “Professor Ganeswar Mishra’s Interpretation of the Philosophy of Sankara: Some Reflections”, Organized by the Department of Philosophy, Revenshaw University on 13th Feb, 2019
    2 Participated in ICPR and OHEPEE sponsored One Day national Seminar on “Nature of Philosophy” on the occasion of World Philosophy Day on 30th January, 2019, organized by P.G. Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, Vani Vihar, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
    3 Participated in the ICSSR sponsored Two Day national seminar on “Ethics: Theory and Practice”, organized by the Department of Philosophy, B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar, from 9th August 2018 to 10th August 2018.
    4 Participated in the national seminar on “Embodied Consciousness” organized by the department of Philosophy, Presidency University, Kolkata, from 23rd Jan 2018 to 24th Jan 2018.
    5 Participated in the deliberations of the national periodical lecture programme on “The Philosophy of ISA Upanisad” on the 18th November 2017 organized by the department of philosophy, B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar on the eve of the world philosophy day.
    6 Participated in the deliberations of the inter-disciplinary seminar on “Basic Values in Indian Culture” on the 5th August 2017 organized by the department of philosophy, B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar.
    7 Participated in three days Research Orientation Programme organised by ICPR, New Delhi, from 7th March to 9th March 2013.
    8 Participated in an International seminar on Problems of the Self: Debates in Consciousness, Subjectivity and Otherness at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Philosophy from 23rd January to 25th January 2013.
    9 Participated 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.
    10 Participated in a Fellows’ Meet organized by Indian Council of Philosophical Research at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi from 16th -17th August, 2012.
    11 Participated and Acted as an Observer in the 20th International Vedanta Congress, organized by Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Special center for Sanskrit Studies and Center for Philosophy, at School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, December 28-31, 2011.
    12 Participated in a National Seminar on Linguistic Representations: the Road Ahead, from 5th-7th, January, 2011, held under UGC SAP-DSA II and in collaboration with University of Hyderabad.
    13 Participated in a National Seminar on Mind and Meaning, from 15th-17th, March, 2010 organised under the DSA SAP (phase II) programme of the UGC, and in collaboration with the Centre for the Neural and Cognitive Sciences, University of Hyderabad.
    14 Participated an International Conference on From Experience to Thought: Debates in Consciousness, Cognition and Agency, from 7th-9th, January, 2010 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
    15 Participated in the lecture series given by Prof. Mrinal Miri on Ethical life organized by Dr. Bhagat Oinam at Centre for Philosophy, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, under the periodical lecture series event by ICPR, 2009.
    16 Participated in the ICPR and Centre for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc. U.S.A sponsored and organized International conference on Phenomenology, Globalization and Indian Philosophy, from January 5-8, 2009 at India International Centre, New Delhi.
1 Highest grade in M.Phil course work and secured grade ‘A’ in dissertation.
2 The term paper “The theories of Knowledge” was selected as the best term paper in graduation.
3 First prize for essay competition (Prof. Braja Bihari Memorial Essay Competition) in M.A. at Utkal University, Odisha.
4 UGC JRF in June, 2012. Roll No- 17030155, Certificate No- 121000394.
5 ICPR JRF, AUGUST 2012-MAY 2014
  1. Teaching: 4 years
    1 Assistant Professor (Permanent)- P.G. Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, from 7th January 2016 to till date
    2 Junior Lecturer (OPSC) (Permanent), Sashi Bhusan Ratha Women's (Auto.) College, Berhampur, from 5th July 2014 to 6th January 2016
    3 Teaching Assistant (Temporary), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 2010 (Winter Semester) to 2012 (Winter Semester)
  2. Important Activities:
    1 Conducting Student seminars in P.G. Department of Philosophy, Utkal University
    2 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.
    3 Acted as an Observer in the 20th International Vedanta Congress, organized by Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Special center for Sanskrit Studies and Center for Philosophy, at School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, December 28-31, 2011.
    4 Acted as Rapporteur 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.
    5 Attended Refresher Course in Philosophy at UGC-HRDC Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 15th July 2019 to 26th July 2019.
    6 Attended Orientation Programme at UGC-HRDC Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 13th February 2017 to 10th March 2017.
    7 Attended 30th Orientation Programme at Sambalpur University organised by HRDC, Sambalpur from 10th July 2015 to 6th August 2015.
  3. Research Projects Undertaken:
  4. Invited Lectures:
    1 Presented a paper entitled "Knowledge about Self and World", in the 1st Refresher Course in Philosophy, at UGC-HRDC-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 15th July 2019 to 26th July 2019.
    2 Presented a paper entitled “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
    3 Presented a paper entitled “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.
    4 Presented a paper entitled “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 Nov. 2018 to 26th Nov. 2018.
    5 Presented a paper entitled “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.
    6 Presented a paper entitled “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.
    7 Presented a symposia paper entitled “Nelson Goodman on Worldmaking” in the 29th Annual Conference of All Orissa Philosophy Association held on 22-23 Jan., 2017 at Sri Jayadev College of Education and Technology, Naharkanta.
    8 Presented a paper entitled “Learning: The Psychological Aspects”, in the Orientation Programme at UGC-HRDC-Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, from 13th February 2017 to 10th March 2017.
    9 Presented a paper entitled “Is Conceptual Relativism Justifiable?”, in the 30th Orientation Programme at UGC-HRDC- Sambalpur University, from 10thJuly to 6th August, 2015.
    10 Presented a poster titled: “Are Emotions Social or Psychological?”, at IIT Gandhi Nagar International Conference on Cognition, Emotion and Action, from 6th December 2013 to 8th December 2013.
    11 Presented a paper titled “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.
    12 Presented a paper named as “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.
    13 Poster on “Irreducibility of Consciousness: Arguments from Inverted Spectrum” is presented in the international conference at NIAS, Bangalore, from 5th -7th January, 2012, on the theme: Looking Within: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Consciousness.
    14 Presented a paper for a national conference entitled as “On the very Idea of having a Thought: A Fregean Analysis” at Assam Central University, from 28th- 29th November, 2011 on the theme: The Limits of Thought and Beyond.
  5. Administrative/Executive experience:
    1 Research Scholar Advisor, in Department of Philosophy, Utkal University, from 2019
    2 Member of Board of Studies, U.N. College of Science and Technology, Adaspur from 2018 till date
    3 Assistant Superintendent Ladies Hostel- V, Utkal University from March 2016 to till date
    4 Associate Editor of the Biannual Journal “Indian Journal of Analytic Philosophy, ISSN: 0976-2337
    5 NSS Programme Officer, Ladies Hostel- V, Utkal University
  6. Conference organized as Organizing Secretary:
    1 Co-organiser of one day workshop on Quine and Davidson, organized at centre for philosophy, school of social sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi, on 19th October 2013
1 Associate Adviser of Students Union and Cultural association, Shashi Bhusan Ratha Govt. Women’s (Autonomous) College, Berhampur, Odisha, 2014-15
2 Associate Vice-President of Dean of Students Association, Shashi Bhusan Ratha Govt. Women’s (Autonomous) College, Berhampur, Odisha, 2014-15
3 NCC-in charge, Shashi Bhusan Ratha Govt. Women’s (Autonomous) College, Berhampur, Odisha, 2014-15
4 Computer Skill: Ms Word, Ms Excel, Ms Access, Power point, Dos, Fox pro, C, C++, DBMS, Networking and Tele-communication under DOEACC, 2006-07.
5 Selected by DOEACC to give computer training for 10 days to the engineers of Odisha Construction Co-Operation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 2006.
6 Red Cross Volunteer, from 2000-2005
7 Life member of JICPR, since 2012
8 Life member of AOPA, since 2016
9 Life member of LWPS, since 2018