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Dr. Krishna M Pathak

Dr. Pathak has earned doctorate (PhD) in Philosophy from Heidelberg University, Germany in 2010 for his dissertation The Universalizability of the Categorical Imperative: Re-examining Kant’s Maxim of Duty. He has a strong teaching and research profile. He has taught a variety of courses at Heidelberg University (Germany), Hindu College and JDM College (Delhi University). His teaching and research include Philosophy of Science, Logic, Theoretical and Applied Ethics, Greek Philosophy, Philosophical Debates (Indian & Western), Philosophy of Religion, Classical Indian Philosophy, Gandhian Philosophy, Feminism, and Animal Ethics. Dr. Pathak has published widely in various reputed national and international journals including SAGE Journals and has presented papers / delivered talks on a range of philosophical topics at several national seminars and international conferences. Dr. Pathak has also served these and/or other institutions in various administrative capacities as Dy. Dean Students Welfare, Committee Member, and Advisor. He has been invited as Visiting Professor by the Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius in 2015. He has worked as External Assessor for the SSHRC Canada and is presently working as Article Editor for SAGE Publications. Dr. Pathak is a founding member of the Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Society {LWPS) of India.
HONOURS AND AWARDS: 7/2014: Invited as Visiting Professor by the School of Indological Studies, Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius (could not visit); 07/2013: UGC Travel Grant for 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Athens (could not visit); 01/2013: External Assessor, Insight Grants, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); 2009/10: Geschwister Supp Scholarship, The Faculty of Arts and Letters, Univ. of Heidelberg; 08/2009: Travel Grant for Brazil International Symposium, Graduate Academy, Univ. of Heidelberg; 08/2009: Travel Grant for Delft International Conference, Philosophy Faculty, Univ. of Heidelberg; 03/2009: Travel Grant for Canada International Conference, Department of Philosophy, Univ. of Heidelberg; 07/2008: Travel Grant for Seoul World Congress of Philosophy, Graduate Academy, Univ. of Heidelberg & German Science Foundation (DFG); 07/2001: A Certificate of Scholarship for securing Highest Marks in M.A. Philosophy, Zakir Husain College, Univ. of Delhi. CAREER & ADMINISTRATIVE PROFILE: 2015-16: Member, Administrative Affairs and Grievance Committee, Hindu College, Univ. of Delhi; 2014-15: Teacher-in-Charge, Department of Philosophy, Hindu College, Univ. of Delhi; 2014-15: Member, Hostel Committee, Hindu College, Univ. of Delhi; 2011-13: Member, Managing Committee, Gandhi Bhawan, Univ. of Delhi; 2011-13: Member, Purchasing Committee, Gandhi Bhawan, Univ. of Delhi; 2011-13: Dy. Dean Student Welfare, Univ. of Delhi; 2013-14: Member, Administrative Affairs and Grievance Committee, Hindu College, Univ. of Delhi; 2013–14: Member, Timetable and Prospectus Committee, Hindu College, Univ. of Delhi; 2012-13: Member, Committee for PwD Students Admission, Univ. of Delhi; 2011-13: Member, Advisory Committee, Maintenance of University Website, Univ. of Delhi; 2011-12: Member, Disciplinary Resource Committee/Vigilance Committee, Hindu College, Univ. of Delhi; 2007-11: Research Staff, Department of Philosophy, Univ. of Heidelberg. PUBLICATIONS: Book Review: Schopenhauer.s Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels by Stephen Cross [New Delhi:Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2014], Journal of Human Values, 21 (1), pp. 72-73, April, 2015. [Also published by Plurologue: An Online Review of Politics and Philosophy, Feb. 14, 2015]: A Critique of MacIntyrean Morality from a Kantian Perspective, SAGE Open, Vol. 4(2), pp. 1-10, April, 2014: Nishkama Karma and the Categorical Imperative: A Philosophical Reflection on the Bhagavad-Gita, International Journal of Applied Ethics, Vol. 2, pp. 119-140, 2013-14; Cultural Relativism, Conflicts and Commonalism, In D. N. Yadav (ed.), Philosophical Perspectives on Multiculturalism and Pluralism, Allahabad: Shekhar Prakashan, pp. 105-124, 2012; Master Your Mind, Sunday Pioneer, p. 5, March, 2012; Moral Reciprocity and Tolerance in Jainism, Tulasi Prajna, No. 30, pp. 47-56, Jan-Mar, 2011; Gandhi, Gandhism, and the Principle of Non-violence: A Philosophical Reflection, Philosophy for Business e-journal, Issue 61, Sept., 2010; The Universalizability of the Categorical Imperative: Re-examining Kant’s Maxim of Duty. HeiDOK: Der Heidelberger Dokumentenserver [Universittsbibliothek Heidelberg].(Dissertation), pp. 1-187, Oct., 2010; Poverty and Hunger in the Developing World: Ethics, the Global Economy, and Human Survival, Asia Journal of Global Studies, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 93-107, 2009; The Gandhian Formula of Harmony and Peace: The Unity of Truth and Nonviolence, Proceeding of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy, South Korea: Korean Philosophical Association, Vol., 33, pp. 45-51, 2008.


Area of Interest.
     Kantian Philosophy & Ethics
     Moral-Social-Political Philosophy
     History of Indian & Western Metaphysics
     Comparative Philosophy & Gandhian Thought
     Poverty Studies, Globalization, Justice, Equality
     Animal Ethics

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