Professor, Philosopher, Writer
Professor Arindam Chakrabarti, after his B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy and Mathematical Logic, from Presidency College Kolkata, earned his D.Phil from Oxford University in 1982, working under Sir Peter Strawson and Sir Michael Dummett. He taught at Calcutta University and at University College London, University of Washington Seattle and Delhi University, and for the last 15 years, at the University of Hawaii Manoa. After being trained as an analytic philosopher of language at Oxford, Professor Chakrabarti has spent several years receiving traditional training in Indian logic (Navya Nyaya). Prof Chakrabarti has edited or authored nine books, in English, Sanskrit, and Bengali, including Denying Existence, Knowing from Words (with B.K. Matilal) Universals, Concepts and Qualities (with Peter Strawson) and has published more than eighty papers and reviews. He is currently working three books, on Analytical Indian Philosophy, on Moral Psychology of the Emotions and on Privacy and Possession.