INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL CONGRESS

84TH SESSION

OCTOBER 24 TO OCTOBER 27, 2009

 

PROGRAMME

 

October 24, 2009

10-1           Inaugural Session:

v Vidyapeeth Swagat Geet

Lighting of the Lamp

v Presidential Address: Professor Rekha Jhanji

The Role of Aesthetics as a Branch of Philosophy

v Inaugural Address: Professor Amartya Sen

Indian Philosophy: Ancient and Modern

 

1-2:30                                               Lunch

2:30-3:30   Buddha Jayanti Endowment Lecture:

                   Professor Mangala Chinchore, University of Pune

Towards Buddhist Philosophy of Life

3:30-4:30   Gujarat Vidyapeeth Endowment Lecture on Gandhian Philosophy and Peace: Dr. Ramjee Singh, Tilakamanjhi Bhagalpur University

The Gandhian Paradigm of Peace

4:30-5:30   Pratap Seth Vedanta Endowment Lecture:

Professor G. C. Nayak, Utkal University

 

6-7:30        Cultural Programme

8-9                                                    Dinner

 

October 25, 2009

  9-11                   Symposium I: Challenges Before Philosophy

11-12                   Shaiva Siddhanta Endowment Lecture:

Dr. S. Chandrasekar, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekanand College, Chennai

  Saiva Siddhānta in the Panirru Tirumurai

12-1           Swami Narayana Theistic Vedanta Endowment Lecture:

Professor J. A. Yajnik, Gujarat University

1-2:30                                               Lunch

2:30-5:30   SECTIONAL MEETINGS

Section 1: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Section 2: LOGIC AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Section 3: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

Section 4: ETHICS AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

Section 5: RELIGION

 

6-7             Executive Body Meeting

8-9                                                    Dinner

 

October 26, 2009

 

 9-11          Symposium II: Deconstruction and Hermeneutics

11-12                   Jaina Endowment Lecture:

Professor Sohan Raj Tater, Pro Vice Chancellor, Singhania University

Karmic Theory in Jaina Philosophy

12-1           Khwaja M.A. Hay Endowment Lecture on Humanism:

Dr. Shymal Krishna Banerjee, Retired Principal, Lal Babu College (Calcutta University)

Mahatma Gandhi - a Great Humanist

1-2:30                                               Lunch

2:30-5:30   SECTIONAL MEETINGS

Section 1: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Section 2: LOGIC AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Section 3: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

Section 4: ETHICS AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

Section 5: RELIGION

6-7             General Body Meeting

8-9                                                    Dinner

 

October 27, 2009

 

  9-1           SECTIONAL MEETINGS

Section 1: HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY

Section 2: LOGIC AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Section 3: METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

Section 4: ETHICS AND SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

Section 5: RELIGION

 

1-2:30                                               Lunch

 

2:30-3:30   Valedictory