Dr Prajit K. Basu is a Reader of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad. He has been a faculty member at the I.I.T. Delhi and the I.I.T. Bombay until 2000. He holds a joint faculty position with the Centre for Cognitive Science and the Centre for Science, Culture and Innovation Studies, University of Hyderabad. His research interest is primarily in the area of History and Philosophy of Science. His other research interests include Social Studies of Science and Technology and the interface issues between Cognitive Science and Philosophy of Science. He has published in various journals and anthologies.