Philosophy of Education Conference – Jan 2015


Azim Premji University

Philosophy of Education Conference 2015

19th to 21st January at Hotel Atria, Bangalore

Click here for a description of the Conference themes.   Click here for abstracts of talks.

Human Nature and Education: Contemporary Concerns

9.30-10.30

Anthony O’Hear, University of Birmingham, UK

Liberal Education, Human Nature and the State

10.30-11.30

Nirmalangshu Mukherjee, Delhi University, Delhi

Education for the Species

Chair: Venu Narayan, Azim Premji University

11.45-12.35

Rohit Dhankar, Azim Premji University, Bangalore

Human Nature in the Nyaya-Sutras of Gautama

12.35-1.25

Catherine Z. Elgin, Harvard University, USA

The Ends of Education

Chair: Amita Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

2.30-3.20

Sharon Todd, Maynooth University, Ireland

Reframing Ethics in Education: Sensibility, Affect and Embodiment

3.20-4.10

Hari Narayanan V., IIT, Jodhpur

Embodied Nature: Lessons for Educators

Chair: Randall Curren, University of Rochester, USA

4.30-5.20

Siddharth S., Azim Premji University, Bangalore 

Examining the Concept of Intelligence

5.20-6.10

Aivinor Ams, Manipal University, Manipal

Knowledge as Emotion

Chair: Anthony O’Hear

Day 2: 20th January

Ethics and Education: Questions in Aims, Content and Teaching

9.00-10.00

Randall Curren, University of Rochester, USA

Eudaimonia in the Classroom

10.00-11.00

Susie Tharu, Formerly with University of EFLU, Hyderabad

Life and Death in the University: Some reflections on student suicides

Chair: Harry Brighouse, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

11.15-12.05

Judith Suissa, Institute of Education, University of London

Parents as Social Justice Educators: Moral upbringing in the borderlands

12.05-12.55

Krassimir Stojanov, Catholic University, Germany

Learning vs. Education: On the Conceptual Difference between Instrumental and Ethical Understandings of the Aims of Schooling

Chair: Catherine Z. Elgin

2.00-2.50

Amita Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

Egalitarianism versus Elitism in the Academics

2.50-3.40

Claudia Schumann, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Which love of Country? Tensions, Questions and Contexts for Cosmopolitanism and Patriotism in Education

Chair: Susie Tharu

4.00-4.50

Sheetal Paul, Delhi

Ethics and Education

4.50-5.40

Shane Ryan, Soochow University, Taiwan

Epistemic Virtue and Value in Education

Chair: Krassimir Stojanov

Day 3: 21st January

Notions of Public and Private in Education

9.00-10.00

Harry Brighouse, University of Winconsin- Madison, US

Why all Schools are Public Schools

10.00-11.00

Gurpreet Mahajan, JNU, New Delhi

Educating India: Public Goods and Private Enterprise

Chair: Neera Chandhoke, Indian Council for Social Science Research, New Delhi

11.15-12.05

Niraja Gopal Jayal, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 

Public or Private? Why Education blurs Boundaries

12.05-12.55

James Tooley, New Castle University, UK 

What Justified role is there for government in education?

Chair: Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

2.00-2.50

Asim Siddiqui, Manipal University, Manipal

Authenticity of Teaching

2:50-3:40

Udit Bhatia, Oxford University, UK 

Minority Educational Rights and the Indian Supreme Court: A case of ‘Contextual Secularism’

Chair: Bishnu Mahapatra, Azim Premji University

4.00-4.50

David Lewin, Liverpool Hope University, UK

Technology, Attention and Education

Chair: Rajashree Srinivasan, Azim Premji University

4.50-5.40

Gopal Guru, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Ethics of Responsibility in the Practice of Higher Education

Chair: Rohit Dhankar