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    Popper’s Evolutionary Therapy to Meno’s Paradox
    Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 36 (1): 151-166. 2019.
    Meno’s paradox raises serious challenges against most fundamental epistemological quest regarding the possibility of inquiry and discovery. In his response, Socrates proposes the theory of anamnesis and his ingenious distinction between doxa and episteme. But, he fails in his attempt to solve the paradox and some recent responses have also not succeeded in settling it, satisfactorily. We shall argue that epistemological issues approached in a Darwinian spirit offer a therapeutic resolution witho…Read more
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    The Plausibility and Significance of Underdetermination Arguments
    with Abhishek Kashyap
    Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 36 (2): 339-356. 2019.
    Underdetermination of theory choice claims that empirical evidence fails to provide sufficient grounds for choosing a theory over its rivals. We explore the epistemological and methodological significance of this thesis by utilising a classificatory scheme to situate three arguments that purport to establish its plausibility. Proponents of these three arguments, W.V.O Quine, John Earman, and Kyle Stanford, use different premises to arrive at the conclusion that theory choice is empirically under…Read more
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    Wittgenstein on 'The Realm of Ineffable'
    with Manoranjan Mallick
    Philosophy Pathways 217 (1). 2017.
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    Wittgenstein on 'The Realm of Ineffable'
    with Manoranjan Mallick
    Philosophy Pathways 190 (1). 2015.
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    The Duhem-Quine problem for equiprobable conjuncts
    with Abhishek Kashyap
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 75 43-50. 2019.
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    Duhem-Quine problem for equiprobable conjuncts
    with Abhishek Kashyap
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A. forthcoming.
  • Privacy of Moral Perspective
    with Manoranjan Mallick
    Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 32 (1): 109-121. 2015.
    This paper attempts to delve into Wittgenstein’s unique notion of solipsism and its centrality in his proposal of transcendental ethics. Ethics for him is an enquiry into what is most valuable in one’s life; a very personal experience of values woven around the individual subject. We analyse the true nature of ethical in Wittgenstein’s writings and argue that it can only be understood through a close examination of the relation he proposes between self and the world. Our argument is rooted aroun…Read more