Department of Philosophy

The department was established with the initiation of the college, but the honours course was introduced in 2004 under the headship of Prof. Swatikana Mandal. This department offers a three-year degree course in Bachelor of Arts. Intake Capacity is 30 Students (Honours). Philosophy Department dedicated to the idea of the unity of mankind. The department has endeavored over the year to make students aware of the richness of thoughts of the world and also of the urgent need for intellectual appreciation and understanding. The keynote of every activity the department does is: Respect for others’ points of view and assimilation and acceptance of as much of them as possible for one’s own enrichment. Apart from the basic function of making one think rationally, the subject Philosophy has been of great help to scores of people. Many of the students are well placed in society. The pass rate of the department was 100%. Departmental lecture debates are held from time to time. The students participate in departmental exhibitions under specific topics related to Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath, Radhakrishnan, GoutamBuddha. Students also participate in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR). They have also organized departmental seminars on Advaita Vedanta and Science where the resource person was distinguished Maharaj of Ramakrishna Mission and participated in the exhibition in Kalpataru fair-2016 on the theme of Eco awareness and Spirituality.
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Sangita Goutam

Assistant Professor (H.O.D.)

MA in Philosophy
Specialization: Nyaya- Vaisesika Philosophy
Teaching Interest: Greek Philosophy, Existentialism, Analytic philosophy, Indian Logic, The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore
Research Interest: Indian Philosophy, Greek Philosophy, Applied Ethics

Email: sg.vb2015@gmail

Swatikana Mondal

State Aided College Teacher – I

MA in Philosophy, B.Ed.
Specialization: Epistemology
Teaching Interest: Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Western Logic, Contemporary Philosophy
Research Interest: Advaita Vedenta, Environmental Philosophy

Email: swatikana@rediffmail.com

Mrs. Madhuchhanda Chatterjee

State Aided College Teacher – II

M.A. in Philosophy
Specialization: Nyaya Philosophy
Teaching Interest: Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Indian Ethics, Psychology, Social Philosophy
Research Interest:

Email: dolon-madhu@yahoo.com

Mrs. Indrani Mitra

State Aided College Teacher – II

M.A. in Philosophy
Specialization: Western Logic
Teaching Interest: Western Logic, Psychology, Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Western Philosophy
Research Interest:

Email: indrani.dutta3@gmail.com

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B.A. Hons in Philosophy3 Years30
B.A. Program in Philosophy 3 Years
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List of recommended books for UG Courses (Honours and Programme)

SL NO.SEMESTERHONS./ PROG.      AUTHOR        TITLEPUBLISHER
11st SEM. & 2nd SEM.HONOURS    C-1  & C-3  S. C. Chatterjee & D. M. DuttaAn  Introduction to Indian PhilosophyCALCUTTA UNIVERSITY  PRESS
21st SEM. & 2nd SEM.HONOURS     C-1  & C-3  C. D. Sharma A Critical Survey of Indian PhilosophyMotilal Banarsidass Publishers
31st SEM. & 2nd SEM.HONOURS    C-1  & C-3  S.N. DasguptaA History of Indian PhilosophyMotilal Banarsidass Publishers
41st SEM.HONOURS      C-1  & C-3  M. HiriyannaOutlines of Indian PhilosophyMotilal Banarsidass
51st SEM.HONOURS     C-1  & C-3       Prof. Pradyot  kumar MondalBharatiya  DarshanProgressive  Publisher
61st SEM.HONOURS    C-1  & C-3  Nirod Baron ChakrabortyBharatiya  DarshanThe Dhaka Students Library
71st SEM. PROGRAMDipak  kumar  BagchiBharatiya  DarshanProgressive  Publisher
81st SEM.PROGRAMS. C. Chatterjee & D. M. DuttaAn  Introduction to Indian PhilosophyCALCUTTA UNIVERSITY  PRESS
91ST SEM.GENERIC-ELECTIVEG. F. StoutA Manual of PsychologyHinds, Noble & Eldridge
101ST SEM.GENERIC-ELECTIVESadhan Chakraborti Monovidyar Prathamik PorichayPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad
111ST SEM. 2ND SEM.HONOURS & PROGRAMY. MasihA Critical History of Western PhilosophyMotilal Banarsidass
  121ST  SEM. 2ND SEM.HONOURS           C-2  & C-4R. Falckenberg          History of Modern PhilosophyProgressive Publishers
131ST  SEM. 2ND SEM.HONOURS         C-2  &  C-4F. CoplestonA History of Philosophy [Vols. I, IV, V, & VII]Continuum Publishers
141ST  SEM. 2ND SEM.HONS.           C-2  &  C-4Dr. Samarendra BhattacharyaPaschatya  Darsaner  ItihasBook  Syndicate Pvt. Ltd.
151ST  SEM. 2ND SEM.HONS.                         C-2  &  C-4Nirod Baron ChakrabortyPaschatya  Darsaner  ItihasPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad
SL NO.SEMESTERHONS./ PROG.AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER
163RD SEM.HONOURS    C-5I. C. Sharma Ethical Philosophies of IndiaGeorge Allen & Unwin Ltd.
173RD SEM.HONOURS    C-5S. K. Maitra Ethics of the HindusCalcutta University Press
183RD SEM.HONOURS    C-5Sukhamoy BhattacharyaPūrvamīmāṁsā DarśanPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parsad,
193RD SEM.HONOURS    C-5Dipak kumar BagchiBharatiya  NitividyaProgressive Publishers
203RD SEM.HONOURS    &   GE , PROGRAMW. LillieAn Introduction to EthicsUniversity Paperbacks
213RD SEM.HONOURS    C-6J. S. Mackenzie A Manual of EthicsOxford UniversityPress
223RD SEM.HONOURS    C-6P. SingerPractical EthicsCambridge Universirty Press
233RD SEM.HONOURS & GESomnath Chakraborty Nītividyār TattvakathāProgressive Publishers
243RD SEM.HONOURS    C-6Somnath ChakrabortyKathāy Karme EthicsProgressive Publishers
253RD SEM.HONOURS,  PROGRAM, GEDikshit GuptaNītiśāstraPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parsad
263RD SEM.HONOURS    C-7Narayan Chandra GoswamiTarkasaṁgraha of AnnambhattaSnskrit Prakasak Bhander
273RD SEM.HONOURS    C-7Annambhatta   Tarkasaṁgraha with Dīpikā     Progressive Publishers
283RD SEM.SEC HONS.  & PROG.Phanibhushan Tarkabagish (Ed.)  Gautama :Nyāyasūtra: PhanibhushanPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad,
293RD SEM.SEC  HONS. & PROG.Phanibhushan TarkabagishNyāya ParichayPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad
303RD SEM.SEC  HONS. & PROG.Satischandra ChatterjeeThe Nyaya Theory of Knowledge Motilal Banarsidass
314TH SEM.HONOURS     C-8 &  SECM. Copi, C. Cohen,Introduction to LogicPearson
SL. NO.SEMESTERHONS./PROG.AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER
324th SEMHONOURS    C-8   &   SECSukla ChakrabortyTarka-vigyanProgressive Publishers
334TH SEM.HONS.  C-9C.T.Morgan  & R.A.King Jr.Introduction to PsychologyTata McGraw–Hill Publishing Company Ltd.
344TH SEM.HONS.  C-9Sadhan ChakrabortiMonovidyar  Prathamik PorichayPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad
354th SEM.HONS.   C-9Pritibhushan  ChattopadhyayMonovidyaModern Book Agency Pvt. Ltd.
364TH SEM.HONS.  C-9Woodworth  & MarquisPsychologyHolt
374TH SEM.HONS.  C-10J. HickPhilosophy of ReligionPrentice Hall of india
384TH SEM.HONS.  C-10K.N.Tiwari Comparative ReligionMotilal Banarsidass
394TH SEM.HONS.  C-10Pramodbandhu  SenguptaDharma DarshanBanerjee Publishers.
404TH SEM.HONOURSBimalendu SamantaSamaj  Darsan O Dharma  Darsan 
425TH SEM.HONS.  C-11R. M. MacIver & C. H. Page  Society Macmillan & CO LTD
435TH SEM.HONS.  C-11P. Gisbert  Fundamentals of SociologyOriental Longmans Private Ltd
445TH SEM.HONS.  C-11Dr. Samarendra Bhattacharya Rashtra Darsan O Samaj DarsanBook  Syndicate Pvt. Ltd.
455TH SEM.HONS.  C-12P. Suppes  Introduction to LogicEast West Press Private Limited
465TH SEM.HONS.  DSE -1Bertrand Russell The Problems of PhilosophyOxford University Press
475TH SEM.HONS.  DSE-1Dr. Samarendra BhattacharyaRussell –er Darsan SamasyaBook  Syndicate
485TH SEM.HONS.  DSE-2Joy Bhattacharjee                              Shibaditya-Birochito- SaptapadārthīRamkrishna Mission Institute of Culture   
SL. NO.SEMESTERHONS./PROG.AUTHORTITLEPUBLISHER
495TH SEM.PROGRAM  DSEDebiprasad Chattopadhyay              Lokāyata DarśanaNew Age Publisher’s PVT.
505TH SEM.PROGRAM   DSEDebiprasad Chattopadhyay              Lokayata: A study in Ancient Indian MaterialismPeople’s Publishing House
515TH SEM.PROGRAM   SECPhanibhushan TarkabagishGautama : NyāyasūtraPaschimbanga Rajya Pustak Parshad
525TH SEM.PROGRAM  SECB.K. MatilalPerceptionOxford University Press
535TH SEM.PROGRAM  GEPritibhusan  ChattopadhyayMonovidyaModern  Book  Agency
546TH SEM.HONS.  C-13B. K. LalContemporary Indian PhilosophyMotilal Banarsidass
556TH SEM.HONS.  C-14Swapna  SarkarAstivadi  Darsan  O  Pratibhasa  VigyanProgressive  Publishers
566TH SEM.HONS.  C-14Dr. Amit Kumar  SenBingsha  Shatabdir  Paschatya DarshanNabodaya  Publications
576TH SEM.HONS. DSE -3David HumeAn Enquiry Concerning Human UnderstandingProgressive Publishers,
586TH SEM.HONS. DSE-4Rabindranath TagoreSādhanā- The Realization of LifeRupa.Co
596TH SEM.HONS. DSE-4Nila  DasSadhana: Jibaner  UpalabdhiSignet  Press
606TH SEM.PROGRAM  DSEJoy Bhattacharjee                              Shibaditya-Birochito- SaptapadārthīRamkrishna Mission Institute of Culture   
616TH SEM.PROG. SECDr. Samarendra BhattacharyaDarshanik  Bisleshaner  BhumikaBook  Syndicate
626TH SEM.PROG. GESukla ChakrabortyTarka-vigyanProgressive  Publishers
636TH SEM.PROG. GEM. Copi, C. CohenIntroduction to LogicPearson
   
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Department of Philosophy
Michael Madhusudan Memorial College
Kabiguru Sarani, City Center
Durgapur, West Bengal 713216
Email: sg.vb2015@gmail (H.O.D.)