REALISM
RESPONSES AND REACTIONS

Edited by
D.P. CHATTOPADHYAYA
SANDHYA BASU
MADHABENDRA NATH MITRA
RANJAN MUKHOPADHYAYA


Pranab Kumar Sen, Professor Emeritus Jadavpur University in whose honour this volume has been prepared,  was one of the  leading philosophers of our country and a highly respected teacher. This volume has a   variety of representation in style and approaches, from a wide range of
contributors, including some distinguished philosophers of the west, scholars of repute in Indian philosophy, veteran Indian minds working for long in the analytic tradition of western philosophy and young Indians trained in western idioms of philosophizing.

The volume begins with a sketch of his life and philosophy. This is followed by a note entitled Pranab Kumar Sen by D.P. Chattopadhyaya and a tribute written jointly by the other three editors. After this there are thirty-five articles which deal with different branches of philosophy, viz.,   philosophical logic, philosophy of language, ontology, Theory of knowledge, kant, exegesis, moral philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of art. As Sen's philosophical interest and expertise were wide, the authors had ample freedom in their choice of topics.

The next part of the book contains replies to eleven papers given by Sen in his brilliant analytic style. Sen read all the thirty-five papers, but inspite of his best intention, could not write the other replies because of his sudden demise.

The volume concludes with the select bibliography of Sen's writings.

This volume will be of interest to those who are acquainted with sophisticated literature in analytic philosophy, scholars working in different branches of philosophy, and also general readers of modern philosophy.


D.P. Chattopadhyaya
, former Chairman of the ICPR (New Delhi) and the IIAS (Simla), is at present the Director, Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture (PHISPC). New Delhi. Among his numerous publications are Individuals and Societies (1967 & 1975), Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx (1976 & 1988), Induction, Probability, and Skepticism (1991) and Sociology, Ideology and Utopia (1997).

Sandhya Basu, (b. 1943) is Professor of Philosophy at Rabindra Bharati University. She has published articles and journals including Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Journal of the Indian Academy of Philosophy and in the Anthology, The philosophy of P.F. Strawson (ICPR 1995) edited by P.K. Sen and R.R. Verma.

Madhabendra Nath Mitra, (b.1937) is reader in philosophy, Jadavpur University. He is the author of Language, Truth and Predication (1987), Sigmund Freud Manavsan Ruprekha jointly with Pushpa Mishra (Calcutta 1995) and has contributed many articles in different anthologies and journals.

Ranjan Mukhopadhyaya (b.1955) is Reader in Philosophy, Rabindra Bharati University. He has contributed seven articles in anthologies including Foundations of logic and Language by P.K. Sen (Jadavpur Studies in Philosophy, Second series,1990).

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