Director, Center for South Asian Studies
Professor, Philosophy
Sakamaki C-305
Telephone: (808) 956-7990

BA: 1976, Calcutta University
MA: 1978, Calcutta University
Ph.D.: 1982, Oxford University

Current Research: (papers in progress)
Moral psychology: normative and epistemic dimensions of emotions and feelings,
Reality of the future,
The name of God and the speech act of prayer

Selected Publications:
"Concept Possession, Sense Experience and Knowledge of a Language," Philosophy of Sir Peter Strawson: LIbrary of Living Philosophers, ed. K.T. Hahn (Open Court, USA).

"The Cosmic and Social Order of Eating." In Rta: Cosmic Order and Chaosed. Kapila Vatsyayana (New Delhi: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 1997)

"Nyaya Realism and the Sense Reference Distinction" (Discussion Note), Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, July 1997.

"Seeing Daffodils, Seeing as Daffodils, Seeing Things Called 'Daffodils'". In Relativism, Suffering and Beyond, ed. J.N. Mohanty and P. Billimoria (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997).

"Rationality in Indian Thought". In Blackwells Companion to World Philosophy, ed. Eliot Deutsch and Ronald Bontekoe (Oxford: Blackwell, 1997).

"Kant in India," Proceedings of the Eleventh International Kant Congress, 1996.