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Satya Sundar Sethy
,  Male ,  Indian ,  Assistant Professor

Dr Satya Sundar Sethy is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
He has published several papers in international and national journals, contributed book chapters to the edited books. He is credited with an edited book Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering (2015), published by IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA. His current research interests include Philosophy of Language, Analytic Philosophy, Professional Ethics (Engineering and Higher Education), Indian Philosophy, Logic (NyÀya and Aristotelean), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Education.

UGC (JRF & SRF) Research Fellowship — Ph.D. in Philosophy, UGC, New Delhi, 2003-2007

Gold medal – MA in Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 2003

Merit Scholarship — MA in Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, 2001-2003

First Prize — for the paper presentation in the National Seminar on “Social and Political Philosophy in Contemporary India”, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, 2005, Sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR), New Delhi.

Tavel Grant:

Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada: Cambridge Inernational Conference on the ODL, London, U.K. (2009)
UNESCO, Paris: International Conference on Equity, Access and Excellence: Towards Exploring New Frontiers in the ODL Systems, Assam, India (2008)
ICPR, New Delhi: Inernational World Philosophical Congress Conference, New Delhi, India (2006)

 

• Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi

• Indian Philosophical Congress

• Indian Distance Education Association

1. Sethy, S.S. (2016) “Communicating Artha (Meaning): A Journey through Oriental Philosophy”, International Journal of Arts and Sciences. Communicated.

2. Sethy, S.S. (2016) “Profession and Professionalism: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers in Higher Education Settings”, Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies. Forthcoming.

3. Sethy, S.S. (2016) “Undergraduate Engineering Students’ Attitudes and Perceptions towards “Professional Ethics” Course: A Case Study of India”, European Journal of Engineering Education. Forthcoming.

4. Sethy, S.S. (2015) “Reinterpreting Gandhi’s Notion of ‘Dharma’: An Entanglement of Duty, Religion, and Ethics”, Gandhi Marg, Vol. 37 (2), pp. 293-312.

5. Sethy, S.S. (2013) “The Untenability of Atomistic Theory of Meaning”, KRITIKE, Vol.7, No.1, pp.138-152.

6. Sethy, S.S (2012) “Students’ Expectations about Their Grades Versus Course Expectations from Them: Will the Mismatch Ensure Quality Education?”, International Journal of Quality Assurance in Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 2, No.4, pp.1-15.

7. Sethy, S.S. (2012) “Cognitive Skills: A Modest Way of Learning through Technology”, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp.260-274.

8. Sethy, S.S. (2011) “Meaning Holism: Reinterpreting Dummett’s Arguments Against Corporate and Molecular Holism”, Suvidya Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Vol.5, No.2, pp.23-34.

9. Sethy, S.S. (2011) “Learning at a Distance through Mobile Devices: A Global Choice of Learners in the Open and Distance Learning System”, Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, Vol.20, No.1, pp.83-95.

10. Gaba, A. and Sethy, S.S. (2010) “Learners’ Perception towards Information and Communication Technologies: A Case Study of Indira Gandhi National Open University”, Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol.19, No.03, pp.143-157.

11. Sethy, S.S. (2009) “Creativity and Cognition”, Europe’s Journal of Psychology, Vol. 3, pp. 45-55.

12. Sethy, S.S. (2008) “Distance Education in the Age of Globalization: An Overwhelming Desire towards Blended Learning”, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp.29-44.

13. Sethy, S.S. (2008)“A Prospect for Meaning Holism”, Ravindra Bharati Journal of Philosophy, Kolkata, West Bengal, Vol. XIII, pp. 48-69.

Published Chapters

1. Sethy, S.S. (2016) “Professionalism in Assessing Students’ Responses: Roles and Responsibilities of Higher Education Teachers”, in Higher Education and Professional Ethics: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers, edited by Sethy, S.S., Routledge: India, Forthcoming.

2. Sethy, S.S. (2015) “Emotional Intelligence: Its Significance and Ethical Implications in Engineering Profession”, in Contemporary Ethical Issues in Engineering, edited by Sethy, S.S., IGI Global Publication: USA, pp.83-99.

3. Sethy, S.S. (2014) “Should We have Compulsory “Engineering Ethics” Course for Engineers? Why Should It Be?” in Transformations in Engineering Technology, edited by Natarajan, R., Springer: The Netherlands, pp.233-242.

4. Sethy, S.S. (2012) “Authentic Existence in Ludwig Wittgenstein: Meaning and Metaphysics” in Authentic Existence in Contemporary Philosophy, edited by Panthanmackel, G., National Printing Press: Bangalore, pp.102-117.

5. Sethy, S.S. (2011) “Online Education: Reflection on Communication Skills of Distance Learners” in Meta-Communication for Reflective Online Conversations: Models for Distance Educations, edited by Demiray, U.,  Kurubacak, G. and Yuzer, T.V., IGI Global Publication: USA, pp. 282-291.

6. Sethy, S.S. (2010) “Multilingualism: Inclination towards Cultural Learning in the Open and Distance Learning System” in ODL System in Transition: Experiences and Reflections, edited by Das, K., Vikas Publishing: Noida, pp.11-28.

7. Sethy, S.S. & Panthanmackel, G. (2010) “Radhakrishnan, Metaphysics of” in the ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, edited by Puthenpurackal, J.  et al., Vol.2, Asian Trading Corporation Publishing Ltd.: Bangalore, India, pp.1123-1125.

8. Sethy, S.S. (2010) “Learner Support Systems”, MA (Part-II) Education, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Mumbai University, India

9. Sethy, S.S. (2010) “Evaluation in Distance Education: An Overview”, MA (Part-II) Education, Institute of Distance and Open Learning, Mumbai University, India

10. Sethy, S.S. (2009) “Cognitive Skills”, Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India

11. Sethy, S.S. (2009) “Tutor Comments”, Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India

12. Sethy, S.S. (2009) “Tutoring through Correspondence”, Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India

13. Sethy, S.S. (2009) “Supplemental Interaction”, Learner Support Systems and Services, PGDDE, STRIDE, IGNOU, New Delhi, India

Book Reviews

1. Sethy, S.S. (2015) Review of “The Rules of Thought” (Oxford University Press) edited by Ichikawa, J.J. and Jarvis, B.W., Philosophy in Review. Forthcoming

2. Sethy, S.S. (2012) Review of “Meaning and Context” (Peter Lang AG Publication) edited by Baptista, L. and Rast, E., Philosophy in Review, Vol.XXXII, No.5, pp. 345-347.

3. Sethy, S.S., (2011) Review of “E-Learning Technologies and Evidence-Based Assessment Approaches” (IGI Publication) edited by Spratt, C. and Lajbcygier, P., Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol.20, No.1, pp.45-47.

4. Sethy, S.S., (2009) Review of “The Challenges for Marketing Distance Education in Online Environment: An Integrated Approach” edited by Demiray, U. & Serdar Sever, N., Journal of Staff & Educational Development International, Vol. 13, No 2, pp.145-148.

5. Sethy, S.S., (2009) Review of “Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles of Instructors”(IGI Publication) edited by Orvis, K.L. & Lassiter, A.L.R., Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp.45-48.

6. Sethy, S.S., (2009) Review of “Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning” (IGI Publication) edited by Demiray, U. and Sharma, R.C., Indian Journal of Open Learning, Vol. 19, No.2, pp.117-119.

7. Sethy,S.S. (2007) Review of “Open and Distance Learning in the Developing World (2nd Edition)” by Hilary Perraton, (Routledge), Journal of Staff & Educational Development International, Vol. 11, No. 2&3, pp.171-174.

Published Papers: International & National Conferences

1. Sethy, S.S. (2016) “Communicating Artha (Meaning): A Journey through Oriental Philosophy”, Asian American Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities, January 12-15, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2. Sethy, S.S. (2015) “Are University Teachers in India Professionals: A Critical Appraisal”, International South Asian Conference on Social Policy in Higher Education: Challenges and Possibilities, November 19-21, Department of Education, Delhi University, New Delhi.

3. Sethy, S.S. (2015) “Dead Consciousness: A Palatable Argument between Acharya Nagarjuna and Bernard Baars”, Global Seminar on Understanding the Contemporaneity of Acharya Nagarjuna’s Philosophy in the Global Context, January 28-30, 2015, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

4. Sethy, S.S. (2014) “Should We have Compulsory “Engineering Ethics” Course for Engineers? Why should It Be?”,  International Conference on Transformations and Engineering Technology,  January 16-18, Hubli, Karnataka.

5. Sethy, S.S. (2014) “Is Consciousness a Brain Process? A Reply from Yogacara Buddhist,” Buddhist Applied Philosophy, January 30-31, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

6. Sethy, S.S. (2012) “ Entanglement between Semantic and Mental Representation: A Disposition of Theory of Interpretation”, Language, Mind and Reality: A Reflection on the Philosophical Thoughts of R. C. Pradhan, March 5th to 7th, IITBombay, Mumbai.

7. Sethy, S.S. (2011) “Offering Cross-border Education through Master of Arts in Distance Education Programme: Experiences in Indira Gandhi National Open University of India”, 2011 Global Forum: ‘Leveling the International Playing Field’, May 25th to 27th, Vancouver, Canada.

8. Sethy, S.S. (2009) “Mobile Learning in Distance Education: Learners’ Smart Choice”, Cambridge International Conference on ODL, September 22nd to 25th, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge: UK.- Sponsored by COL, Canada

9. Sethy, S.S. (2008) “Multilingualism: Inclination towards Cultural Learning in the Open and Distance Learning System”, International Conference on Equity, Access and Excellence: Towards Exploring New Frontiers in ODL Systems, November 14th to 16th, Guwahati University, Guwahati, Assam- Sponsored by UNESCO, Paris

10. Sethy, S.S. (2006) “Logical Positivists: The Dispute between Scientific Assertions and Ethical Assertions”, International World Philosophical Congress Conference, December 15th to 20th, Delhi University, New Delhi- Sponsored by ICPR, New Delhi

11. Sethy, S.S. (2004) “A Theoretical Framework for Meaning Holism”, Indian Philosophical Congress Conference, December 16th to 19th, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Paper Presented in National Seminar

1. Sethy, S.S. (June 3rd-6th, 2004) “Message of the Upanishads”, Sardar Patel University, Anand, Gujarat.

2. Sethy, S.S. (December 16th -19th, 2004) “A Theoretical Framework for Meaning Holism” in Indian Philosophical Congress, Madurai, Tamilnadu.

3. Sethy, S.S.(September 10th, 2004) “An Introduction to Meaning Holism”, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

4. Sethy, S.S. (March 16th -19th, 2005) “State of Nature: A Closer Understanding on Rousseau and Aristotle’s View”, Social and Political Philosophy in Contemporary India, Department of Philosophy, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam.

5. Sethy, S.S. (March 1st-21st, 2004) “Is Consciousness a Spiritual Entity”, Refresher course on Philosophy of Mind and Consciousness, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

6. Sethy, S.S (September 8th, 2005) “Frege and Truth Conditional Approach to Meaning”, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

7. Sethy, S.S (February 20th-24th, 2006) “Has Putnam Acknowledged Semantic Holism?”, Workshop on Holism and Its Alternatives, Department of Philosophy, Ravindra Bharati University, Calcutta.

8. Sethy, S.S. (September 14th, 2006) “Early Wittgenstein’s Approach to Meaning”, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

9. Sethy, S.S. (March 2-7, 2015) “Identification of Problem, Formulation of Research Questions and Hypotheses: A Guide for novice Researchers”, National Workshop on Research Methodology and Basic Econometric Applications”, Department of Economics, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.

Projects Undertaken and Completed

1. Sethy, S.S. and Abraham, S. (2015) “Professional Ethics for Higher Education Faculties in Indi: An Investigation into its Development, Impacts and Relevance”, Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, Ongoing.

2. Sethy, S.S. (2015) “Indian Philosophy- Online Certificate Course”, Facilitated by IITMadras, Chennai, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India. Ongoing.

3. Sethy, S.S. (2014) “Truth Conditional Semantics Vs. Meaning Holism: A Study in Philosophical Semantics”, New Faculty Seed Grant, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.

4. Sethy, S.S. (2013) “Philosophy of Language”, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.

5. Sethy, S.S. (2012) “Introduction to Indian Philosophy”, National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning, Funded by MHRD, Govt. of India.

6. Sethy, S.S. & Gaba, A. (2008) “Learners’ Perception on Information and Communication Technologies: A Case Study of Indira Gandhi National Open University”, Sponsored by DEC, New Delhi.

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