National Seminar on AGENCY AND VALUES: ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN THE 21st CENTURY

Department of Philosophy

Presidency University

Kolkata

Cordially invites you to attend National Seminar on 24th - 25th April 2017

Venue: A.K. Basak Auditorium, Ground Floor, Main Building, Presidency University, 86/1, College Street, Kolkata – 700073

THEME AGENCY AND VALUES: ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN THE 21st CENTURY

Programme Schedule

Day 01, 24th April Monday,

Inaugural Session

Time slot

Speaker

9:00 – 10:00

Registration

10:00 – 10:30

Welcome Address

Inaugural Address

Prof. Anuradha Lohia, Honourable Vice-Chancellor , Presidency University, Kolkata

Seminar Theme

Presentation

10:30 – 11:30

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ramesh Chandra Pradhan

“Agency, Value and Freedom”

( Hyderabad Central University & Senior Fellow, ICPR )

11:30 – 11:45 - Tea Break

Day 01, First-Session, Chair – Prof. Ramesh Chandra Pradhan

Time Slot

Speaker

Topic

11:45 – 12:30

Prof. Paremeshwar Rama Bhatt

(IIT-Bombay, Mumbai)

Rational Action and Moral Skepticism

12:30 – 13:15

Prof. Asha Mukherjee

(Visva-Bharati University, Shantiniketan, West Bengal)

Moral Responsibility, Moral Agency and Dynamics

13:15 – 14:15 - Lunch Break

Day 01, Second-Session, Chair – Prof. Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty

Time Slot

Speaker

Topic

14:15 – 15:00

Prof. Ganesh Prasad Das

(Utkal University, Odisha)

Transagency and Transvalue: Cardinal Concepts of Bhagavad-Gita

15:00 – 15:45

Prof.Vikram Singh Sirola

(IIT-Bombay, Mumbai)

Agency and Value: A Private Conversation

15:45 – 16:00 - Tea Break

Day 01, Third-Session, Chair – Prof. Paremeshwar Rama Bhatt

Time Slot

Speaker

Topic

16:00 – 16:45

Dr.Bhaskarjit Neog

(School of Social Sciences, JNU, New Delhi)

The Metaphysics of Group Moral Agency

16:45 – 17:30

Dr.Pratitapaban Das

(Ravenshaw University, Odisha)

Floating Agency and Fading Values: Why to be Ethical?

Day 02, 25th April Tuesday,

First-Session, Chair – Prof. Ganesh Prasad Das

Time Slot

Speaker

Topic

9:30 – 10:15

Prof. Shashi Motilal

(University of Delhi)

The Nature of Moral Agency: Some Reflections

10:15 – 11:00

Prof. Ranjan Kumar Panda

(IIT-Bombay, Mumbai)

Collective Moral Agency: A Reflection

11:00 – 11:15 - Tea Break

Day 02, Second-Session, Chair – Professor Gopa Gupta

Time Slot

Speaker

Topic

11:15 – 12:00

Prof. Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty

(Rabindra Bharti University, West Bengal)

‘From Freedom to’ to ‘Freedom From’: Freewill, Agency and Transcendence

12:00 – 12:45

Dr.Vineet Sahu

(IIT-Kanpur, Utter Pradesh)

Individual to Collective: Relocating the Locus of Agency

12:45 – 13:15

Dr. Barada Laxmi Panda

(Presidency University, Kolkata)

Agency and Self-Reflectivity

13:15 – 13:45

Valedictory Session, Vote of Thanks and Felicitation to Speakers

13:45 - Session Ends with Lunch

How to Find Us

Presidency University
86/1 College Street
Kolkata 700073
Contact details Presidency University Students Corner