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Special Issue on "Aristotle and the Good Life"

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on May 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Special Issue on "Aristotle and the Good Life"

LOKĀYATA: JOURNAL OF POSITIVE PHILOSOPHY (ISSN :2249-8389) Vol. VI (2) & Vol.VII ( 01) , March, 2017

 

(Indexed in Philpapers.org, Scribd.com,Academia.edu, Issuu.com, Researchbib.com and DRJI.org)

 

Special Issue on "Aristotle and the Good Life"

 

Chief-Editor: Desh Raj Sirswal

 

Download from here:

http://aristotle2400.wordpress.com

 

 

Report on ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh sponsored One-day National Seminar on â??Aristotle and the Good Lifeâ??

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on April 26, 2017 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Department of Philosophy and P.G. Department of Public Administration of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised an ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh sponsored One-day National Seminar on “Aristotle and the Good Life” on 29th March, 2017. Prof. Lallan S. Baghel, Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, PU, Chandigarh was the Key-note speaker on the occasion. Welcoming the chief-guest, Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal of the college emphasised that the Seminar was being organised to commemorate the 2400th birth anniversary celebrations of Aristotle, and his philosophy is still relevant in contemporary times. Members of faculty and research scholars from various institutions of the country presented research papers on Aristotelian conceptualisation of themes of Ethical Philosophy, Happiness, Virtues, Justice, Pleasure, Friendship, Politics, Society etc.

 

In his key-note address, Prof. Baghel highlighted the significance of Aristotle and added that whatever is the question, we start off with Aristotle’s opinion and then start comparing that to Plato and then to other philosophers. He added that Aristotle’s philosophy cuts across the boundaries of all disciplines, may it be natural sciences or social sciences. He also chaired the 1st Technical session with theme ‘Ethical Philosophy of Aristotle’. He observed that the session was a kaleidoscope of research papers on varied aspects ranging from Education and Morality to Happiness, Intellectual Virtues and Justice.

 

The 2nd Technical Session was chaired by Dr. Shivani Sharma, Former Chairperson, Department of Philosophy, PU, Chandigarh. The theme of the session was ‘Aristotle on Arts, Aesthetics and Socio-political philosophy’. The delegates presented papers on aspects like Music, Metaphysics and religion, Aristotle and Gandhi, Ambiguities in Aristotle’s concepts, and Gender. Dr. Shivani Sharma commended the analysis of the delegates regarding their attempt to integrate contemporary notions with those of Aristotle’s narrative. Ms. Shashi Joshi, Convenor of the Seminar proposed a vote of thanks.

Link:

https://aristotle2400.wordpress.com/2017/03/31/report-on-icssr-north-western-regional-centre-chandigarh-sponsored-one-day-national-seminar-on-aristotle-and-the-good-life/

 

 

One-Day National Seminar on â??Aristotle and the Good Lifeâ?? 29th March 2017

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on March 7, 2017 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

One-Day National Seminar on

 

“Aristotle and the Good Life”

 

29th March 2017

 

Sponsored by ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre, Chandigarh

 

Organisers: Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration, Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

 

Introduction

 

UNESCO has declared 2016 the Aristotle Anniversary Year to mark the philosopher’s 2,400th birthday. The 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference held in Paris, was declared Jubilee year 2016 year of Aristotle. Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato’s teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle’s writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle argues that what we seek is eudaimonia, a term translated in this reading as “happiness.” Eudaimonia is better expressed as “well-being” or “excellence of performing the proper function.” When Aristotle explains human virtue, he is not discussing what we now refer to as (Victorian) virtue. He is clarifying the peculiar excellence of human beings in the same manner as we often speak of the peculiar excellence attributable to the nature of a thing. For example, a tool is useful in virtue of the fact that it performs its function well. Aristotle’s purpose in the Nicomachean Ethics is not just to explain the philosophy of the excellence for human beings but also to demonstrate specifically how human beings can lead lives of excellence as activity in accordance with practical and theoretical reason. Mankind will commemorate the anniversary of the famous philosopher activities worldwide. In this continuation, the Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh proposed one-day seminar on this great philosopher.

 

Sub-themes:

 

The following sub-themes are selected for paper presentation for the seminar:

 

Aristotle’s Idea of Good Life

Aristotle’s Idea of Happiness

The Highest Human Good

Aristotle’s Notion of Virtues

Aristotle’s Ideas of Justice

Intellectual Virtues and Ethical Virtues

Aristotle’s The Concept of Golden Mean

Aristotle’s Concept of Pleasure

Aristotle on Friendship

Relation of Ethics and Politics

Relation of Ethics and Society

Educational Implications of Aristotle’s Ethics

Relation between Reason and the Virtues

Practical applications of Aristotle’s ethics

Aristotle and Modern Ethical Thoughts

Any other relevant theme.

Call for Papers:

 

Research papers are invited from faculty members and research scholars on the thrust area of the seminar with an abstract of 200 words and full paper about 2500-3000 words by post or email to [email protected] latest by 25th March, 2017.

 

Organizing Committee:

 

Patron: Prof. Anita Kaushal, Principal, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh

 

Convener: Ms. Shashi Joshi, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Co-ordinator: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Philosophy, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Advisory Committee:

 

Dr. Indu Kalia, Head & Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Pundrik Ojha, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma, Associate Professor, Deptt. of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. S.K. Singh, Associate Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Cheena Gambhir, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Anoop Singh Kataria, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Dr. Ritesh Nagpal, Assistant Professor, Deptt. of Public Administration, P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh.

 

Address for Correspondence:

 

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy,

 

Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh-160011,

 

Mobile No. 08288883993, E-mail: [email protected]

 

Web Link: https://aristotle2400.wordpress.com/2017/02/11/one-day-national-seminar-on-aristotle-and-the-good-life/

 

 

Report on World Philosophy Day Celeberation-2016

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on November 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Continuing to its tradition of “Celebrating World Philosophy Day” every year, the Department of Philosophy and Department of Hindi of P. G. Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised an event on 17th November, 2016. Dr. Anita Kaushal, the Principal of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh facilitated the Guest -speaker, Dr. Sudhir Kumar Baweja, Coordinator, Department of Philosophy and Vivekananda Studies, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh.

Dr. Anita Khosla, Head, Department of Hindi introduced audience about the distinguished speaker. She mentioned that the present year being celebrated as 2400 Birth Anniversary of Aristotle and this lecture is a dedication to Aristotle and his philosophy.

The main attraction of the programme was an impressive address by Dr. Sudhir Kumar Baweja on “The Philosophy of Aristotle”. Dr. Baweja opened his address to an attentive audience constituting students, faculty members and general audience by appraising the philosophy behind to celebrating the World Philosophy Day. Before coming to the life and philosophy of Aristotle Dr. Baweja took the audience to the streets of Athens where Socratic dialogues and Plato’s Academy Discussion still seemed to reverberate. He divided his lecture in two parts- History of Greek Philosophy and the philosophy of Aristotle. He started with beginning of the basic questions posed by ancient Greeks: What is the world made of?, What is man?, What is knowledge? and counted all important figures including Thales to Sophists. Where earlier Greek philosophers had been interested in the universe, in unity and difference, in the big questions, the Sophists were more interested in the mechanics of how man could do things for himself. For Socrates philosophy wasn’t a profession, as with the sophists, but a way of life. He said knowledge is virtue. The aim of Socrates’s dialectic was to expose false claims to wisdom and to move towards knowledge of man’s own nature. Plato was a prolific writer, not a textbook, but of elegant and lively dialogues in the style of thrillers with truth as query. Plato’s aim was to train man’ minds to enable them to think for themselves in the light of reason. The method seems to have been research under supervision. Education required a joint effort on the part of teacher and pupil- a truly dialogue process. Star pupil was Aristotle-who studied at the Academy for about 20 years.

Engaging his young audiences in the same Socratic spirit, Dr. Baweja went on to unfold the nuances of Greek Philosophical traditions and Aristotle’s significant contributions to the intellectual world. In his engaging style he exported the young audiences to appreciate a very simple moral injection-Do good and he happy.’ Towards the end of his address he reminded that it was Aristotle who taught the world that Excellence is not just an act but it is a habit and also our happiness depends on our self, our own wise choices, sincere efforts and intelligent excursions. Dr. Baweja concluded that on this World Philosophy Day young students of philosophy should overcome their prejudices, sectarian outlooks and involve the spirit of critical inquiry and reasoned dialogue so, that durable peace and universal brotherhood prevail in the deeply fragmented world.

A Poster to commemorate the World Philosophy Day-2016, which showcased the contributions of the celebrated Trinity of Philosophy-Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, released on this occasion. This programme had an interactive session in the end and students discussed on various concepts like virtues, justice, morality etc. and got clarification from the speaker. After the lecture, prizes of Declamation Contest held on the theme on “The Role of Youth in National Integration held on 4th November, 2016 distributed among the winners of the competition.

Dr. Rama Arora (Dean) and Dr. Kanwar Iqbal (Vice-Principal) graced the function. In the end of the program Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal, Head, Department of Philosophy thanked the speaker and the audience and pointed out that the present lecture is a significant step to teach and acquaint students with the key concepts of the philosophy of Aristotle. Dr. About 80 students and faculty-members of the college have attended this lecture.

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

November 19, 2016

 

Special Issue on ???Ambedkar, Indian Society and Tribal Philosophy???

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on November 23, 2016 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Milestone Education Review (The Journal of Ideas on Educational & Social Transformation)

ISSN:2278-2168

Year 07, No.02, October, 2016

Special Issue on “Ambedkar, Indian Society and Tribal Philosophy”

(Released on 21st November, 2016)

Chief-Editor: Desh Raj Sirswal

Download the issue from given link:

https://drambedkar125.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/special-issue-on-ambedkar-indian-society-and-tribal-philosophy/

 

Report on Declamation Contest-2016

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on November 23, 2016 at 1:55 AM Comments comments (0)

The Positive Philosophy Society of P.G.Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh organised a “Declamation Contest” on “The Role of Youth in National Integration” held on 4th November, 2016. The competition started with an address from Ms. Nidhi Semwal, President of the Society. She said that the “National Unity Day” is celebrated every year on 31st October throughout India. It is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. This celebration helps youth to be aware of and provides an opportunity to everyone to maintain the integral strength of the nation. It makes Indian citizens to realize that how a national integrity helps in defeating the actual and potential threats for unity, integrity and security of the nation. She said the present programme is a part of weeklong celebration of “National Unity Week” being held in the college from 31st October to 6th November, 2016.

 

Ms. Bhanu Priya coordinated the presentations. Total 33 students participated in it. The students declaimed on various topics like national security, casteism, religious tolerance, youth problems, corruption, women issues, educational issues and quotes thinkers of eminence in their presentations. Results are as follows:

· First Prize: Ms. Nidhi Semwal (B.A.Final Year)

· Second Prize: Ms. Bhanu Priya (B.A. Second Year)

· Third Prize: Ms. Purandhi Gupta (B.A. First Year)

The students were given the topics on which they were asked to present their views within the given time limit. They displayed confidence, enthusiasm and alertness while participating in the competition. Judges appreciated the efforts of the students and expressed that such competitions lead to free flow of ideas and help in sensitizing towards the issues that need attention. The participants and teachers were provided with refreshments. Overall it was a knowledgeable and enthralling experience.

 

Date: 4th November, 2016

(Dr.Desh Raj Sirswal)

 

Proceedings of the One-Day Faculty Development Programme on ???Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society???

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on August 11, 2016 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The Proceeding of One Day FDP on “Dr.B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society” released in “ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Challenges to Social Security and Social Inclusion for Inclusive Growth in India” at PGGCG -11, Chandigarh held on 5th August 2016. Thanks to P.G.Department of Public Administration, PGGCG 11,Chandigarh for their full time support. Thanks to the Principal and organisers of today’s programme who managed for this release from their busy schedule.

 

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Details of the Book:

 

Proceedings of the One-Day Faculty Development Programme on “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society”

 

Compiler: Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

 

ISBN: 978-81-922377-9-4

 

First Edition: July 2016

 

© Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), Pehowa (Kurukshetra)

 

Released on 5th August, 2016

 

Download the book:

 

https://cppispublications.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/proceedings-of-the-one-day-faculty-development-programme-on-dr-b-r-ambedkar-indian-constitution-and-indian-society/

 

Short Report on One-Day Faculty Development Programme on ???Dr, B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society???.

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on February 15, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Department of Philosophy and Post Graduate Department of Public Administration of PGGCG-11,Chandigarh organised an One-Day Faculty Development Programme under RUSA on the theme “Dr, B.R. Ambedkar, Indian Constitution and Indian Society” on 20th January, 2016. Several aspects of the philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar were discussed in the three sessions. More than 100 participants from Chandigarh and nearby states participated in the seminar. Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena from JNU, New Delhi was the key-note speaker. Dr. Lallan Singh Baghel, Chairperson, Deptt. of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the Chairperson for the inaugural session. The first session on “Socio-Political Philosophy of Dr. Ambedkar” chaired by Dr. Ashutosh Angiras from S.D. college ,Ambala Cantt. The second session under the theme “Dr, B.R. Ambedkar and Women Empowerment “was chaired by Dr. Emannuel Nahar, from Ambedkar Study Centre, Panjab University. Professor Binoo Dogra, Dean and Dr. Rama Arora, Vice Principal were also present on the occasion. Ms. Shashi Joshi proposed a vote of thanks. The programme was successful due to its vastness of content and deliberations by the resource persons and participants.

 

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CPPIS Annual Report-2015

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on December 24, 2015 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Dear Friends

Greetings from CPPIS, Pehowa (Kurukshetra)

Happy New Year-2016 (In Advance)

Here is our annual report for the year 2015:

Books: 01

· The Religious-Philosophical Dimensions edited by Merina Islam, CPPIS, Pehowa in 2015 (ISBN: 978-81-922377-5-6).

Online Article:05

· 69वें भारतीय स्वतन्त्रता दिवस-2015 की हार्दिक शुभकामनायें

· भारत रत्न डॉ भीमराव अम्बेडकर जी के जन्मदिवस पर विशेष-2015

· अंतर्राष्ट्रीय महिला दिवस पर हार्दिक बधाई

· दलित संत बनाम हिन्दुवाद (संत रविदास जी के जन्मदिवस पर विशेष)

· गांधी बनाम गोडसे बनाम लोकतंत्र

 

The above short articles available at: http://msesaim.wordpress.com/

 

Programme Organised:01

· An Online National Level Essay Competition for Students on the theme “Dr. B.R. Ambedkar: The Maker of Modern India” at Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS), MSES (Regd.), Pehowa (Kurukshetra) held on 19-11-2015 (World Philosophy Day).

Participations:02

ü “शैक्षिक ज्योति सावित्रीबाई फुले जन्मदिन समारोह” भगवान वाल्मीकि छात्रावास, कुरुक्षेत्र, जनवरी 03, 2015.

ü “महात्मा ज्योतिबा फुले और डॉ आंबेडकर का जन्मदिवस”, वाल्मीकि आंबेडकर शिक्षा प्रसार समिति, मांडी April 11, 2015.

 

Online Pages Developed:01

· Dr. B.R. Ambedkar:The Maker of Modern India

http://drambedkar125.wordpress.com

Posters: 03

· Happy Teachers’ Day 2015 -The Positive Philosophy Society

· Happy Teachers’ Day- CPPIS, Pehowa

· Word Philosophy Day-2015

Journal Issues:03

· Lokayata Vol.IV,No.01 (March 2015) edited by Desh Raj Sirswal

· Lokayata Vol.IV,No.02 (Sept 2015) edited by Desh Raj Sirswal

· Milestone Education Review Year 06, No. 01 edited by Desh Raj Sirswal

Followers & Stats:

We have more than 800 followers and increasing views of different pages.

 

Regards,

Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal

24th December, 2015

 

Visit us at:

http://sppish.blogspot.in

http://milestone02.webs.com

 

http://positivephilosophy.webs.com

 

Book Release Function-2015

Posted by Dr Desh Raj Sirswal on December 24, 2015 at 2:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The new book “The Religious-Philosophical Dimensions” edited by Dr. Merina Islam was released at “ Des Haryana Book Stall in Geeta Jayanti Mahotasava, Kurukshetra on 20th December, 2015 by Prof. Subhash Chander, Professor, Department of Hindi, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Prof. Subhash Chander and Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal shared their views. This book contains 15 research papers of 2nd Online Session of SPPIS Haryana on “The Development of Philosophy in India” held in June 2014 and it is published by Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) Pehowa (Kurukshetra). In this event several academic, non-academic scholars were present.

 

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