National Seminar on Philosophy, Science And Culture, December 20-21, 2008

Posted: 13.12.2008

JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY

is pleased to invite you to the

 

NATIONAL SEMINAR

ON

PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE AND CULTURE

DECEMBER 20-21, 2008

 

Sponsored by

The Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi

 

Organized by

THE DEPARTMENT OF JAINOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION & PHILOSOPHY

 


About the Seminar

In the words of physicist and thinker Albert Einstein, “Religion without science is blind, science without religion is lame.”

Concurrently, Acharya Tulsi stated, “Spirituality alone cannot help people to survive and science alone cannot help people to achieve peace and security. The present situation will change only if spirituality and science are reconciled.”

Bearing this in mind, the Department of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy is organizing a National Seminar titled “Philosophy, Science and Culture”. The Seminar will be held in the framework of the UNESCO celebrations marking the World Philosophy Day.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Philosophy of mysticism and modern scientific knowledge,
  2. Science, philosophy and the spiritual aim of life,
  3. Philosophy and science: tensions and   complementarity,
  4. The contribution of Oriental and modern philosophy to non-violence and peace research,
  5. Indian philosophy, world cultures and global peaceful  co-existence,
  6. Philosophy, science and the paradigm of sustainable      development,
  7. Philosophy and social reconstruction

 

ABSTRACT AND PAPER SUBMISSION

Closing date for abstract submission: December 15, 2008. The papers to be presented at the seminar will be selected by members of the organizing committee. The length of each paper should not exceed 10,000 words.

Closing date for paper submission: January 20, 2009.  All papers should be typed using Word format (one and half spacing and font size 13).

Soft and hard copies of the paper should be sent to the co-ordinator. The University will publish a selection of the submitted papers.

 

REGISTRATION

All participants should register upon arrival.

 

BOARDING AND LODGING

The University will offer to the invited participants free boarding and lodging facilities on campus. T.A. will be provided as per UGC rules.



Patron:
Dr. Samani Mangal Prajna
Vice-Chancellor,
Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun

Co-ordinator:
Dr. Samani Chaitanya Prajna
Head, Deptt. of Jainology and Comparative Religion &Philosophy

Organising Committee:
Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Prof. Vishvanath Mishra
Prof. Dr. Damodar Shastri
Prof. Dr. J. Edgar Bauer
Dr. Samani Riju Prajna
Dr. Samani Ritu Prajna
Samani Rohini Prajna
Samani Aagam Prajna
Mr. Yogesh Kumar Jain
Dr. Lopamudra Bharracharyya

 Contact Address:
The Co-ordinator
Deptt. of Jainology and
Comparative Religion & Philosophy
JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY
LADNUN 341306, NAGAUR (RAJASTHAN)

 


 Programme

 

INAUGURAL SESSION

DEC. 20, 2008         TIME: 10.20 A.M.

Chairperson:
Dr. Samani Mangal Prajna
Vice-Chancellor,
Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun

DEC. 20, 2008     TIME: 11.00 A.M.

Keynote Address:
Prof. Muni Mahendra Kumar
Deptt.of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy, JVBU, Ladnun

DEC. 20, 2008      TIME: 12.00 P.M.

Keynote Address:
Prof. S. R. Bhatt
Former Prof. of the Deptt. of Philosophy,
University of Delhi, Delhi

DEC. 20, 2008       TIME: 02.00 P.M.

Keynote Address:
Prof. Dr. J. Edgar Bauer
Deptt. of Jainology and Comparative Religion & Philosophy, JVBU, Ladnun

DEC. 21, 2008        TIME: 02.00 P.M.

Valedictory Address:
Prof. M.R. Gelra
Former Vice-Chancellor,
Jain Vishva Bharati University, Ladnun

 

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