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Shamik Chakravarty
Lingnan University (PhD)
  1. Fictional Characters and Their Discontents: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics of Fictional Entities.Shamik Chakravarty - 2021 - Dissertation, Lingnan University
    In recent metaphysics, the questions of whether fictional entities exist, what their nature is, and how to explain truths of statements such as “Sherlock Holmes lives at 221B Baker Street” and “Holmes was created by Arthur Conan Doyle” have been subject to much debate. The main aim of my thesis is to wrestle with key proponents of the abstractionist view that fictional entities are abstract objects that exist (van Inwagen 1977, 2018, Thomasson 1999 and Salmon 1998) as well as Walton’s (...)
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  2. The Possibility of Physicalism.Shamik Dasgupta - 2014 - Journal of Philosophy 111 (9-10):557-592.
    It has been suggested that many philosophical theses—physicalism, normative naturalism, phenomenalism, and so on—should be understood in terms of ground. Against this, Ted Sider (2011) has argued that ground is ill-suited for this purpose. Here I develop Sider’s objection and offer a response. In doing so I develop a view about the role of ground in philosophy, and about the content of these distinctively philosophical theses.
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  3. Substantivalism Vs Relationalism About Space in Classical Physics.Shamik Dasgupta - 2015 - Philosophy Compass 10 (9):601-624.
    Substantivalism is the view that space exists in addition to any material bodies situated within it. Relationalism is the opposing view that there is no such thing as space; there are just material bodies, spatially related to one another. This paper assesses this issue in the context of classical physics. It starts by describing the bucket argument for substantivalism. It then turns to anti-substantivalist arguments, including Leibniz's classic arguments and their contemporary reincarnation under the guise of ‘symmetry’. It argues that (...)
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  4. Realism and the Absence of Value.Shamik Dasgupta - 2018 - Philosophical Review 127 (3):279-322.
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  5. Individuals: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics.Shamik Dasgupta - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 145 (1):35-67.
    We naturally think of the material world as being populated by a large number of individuals . These are things, such as my laptop and the particles that compose it, that we describe as being propertied and related in various ways when we describe the material world around us. In this paper I argue that, fundamentally speaking at least, there are no such things as material individuals. I then propose and defend an individual-less view of the material world I call (...)
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  6. Constitutive Explanation.Shamik Dasgupta - 2017 - Philosophical Issues 27 (1):74-97.
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  7. The Bare Necessities.Shamik Dasgupta - 2011 - Philosophical Perspectives 25 (1):115-160.
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  8. Inexpressible Ignorance.Shamik Dasgupta - 2015 - Philosophical Review 124 (4):441-480.
    Sometimes, ignorance is inexpressible. Lewis recognized this when he argued, in “Ramseyan Humility,” that we cannot know which property occupies which causal role. This peculiar state of ignorance arises in a number of other domains too, including ignorance about our position in space and the identities of individuals. In these cases, one does not know something, and yet one cannot give voice to one's ignorance in a certain way. But what does the ignorance in these cases consist in? This essay (...)
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  9. Essentialism and the Nonidentity Problem.Shamik Dasgupta - 2018 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 96 (3):540-570.
  10. XV—Normative Non-Naturalism and the Problem of Authority.Shamik Dasgupta - 2017 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 117 (3):297-319.
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  11. Metaphysical Rationalism.Shamik Dasgupta - 2016 - Noûs 50 (2):379-418.
    The Principle of Sufficient Reason states that everything has an explanation. But different notions of explanation yield different versions of this principle. Here a version is formulated in terms of the notion of a “grounding” explanation. Its consequences are then explored, with particular emphasis on the fact that it implies necessitarianism, the view that every truth is necessarily true. Finally, the principle is defended from a number of objections, including objections to necessitarianism. The result is a defense of a “rationalist” (...)
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  12. On the Plurality of Grounds.Shamik Dasgupta - 2014 - Philosophers' Imprint 14.
    This paper argues that ground is irreducibly plural: a group of facts can be grounded together, as a collective, even though no member of the group has a ground on its own. This kind of plural grounding is applied to the metaphysics of individuals and quantities, yielding a “structuralist” view in each case. Some more general implications of plural grounding are also discussed.
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  13. Symmetry as an Epistemic Notion.Shamik Dasgupta - 2016 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67 (3):837-878.
    Symmetries in physics are a guide to reality. That much is well known. But what is less well known is why symmetry is a guide to reality. What justifies inferences that draw conclusions about reality from premises about symmetries? I argue that answering this question reveals that symmetry is an epistemic notion twice over. First, these inferences must proceed via epistemic lemmas: premises about symmetries in the first instance justify epistemic lemmas about our powers of detection, and only from those (...)
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  14. Absolutism Vs Comparativism About Quantity.Shamik Dasgupta - 2013 - Oxford Studies in Metaphysics 8:105-150.
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  15. Privilege in the Construction Industry.Shamik Dasgupta - 2019 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 98 (2):489-496.
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    Human Germline CRISPR-Cas Modification: Toward a Regulatory Framework.Niklaus H. Evitt, Shamik Mascharak & Russ B. Altman - 2015 - American Journal of Bioethics 15 (12):25-29.
    CRISPR germline editing therapies hold unprecedented potential to eradicate hereditary disorders. However, the prospect of altering the human germline has sparked a debate over the safety, efficacy, and morality of CGETs, triggering a funding moratorium by the NIH. There is an urgent need for practical paths for the evaluation of these capabilities. We propose a model regulatory framework for CGET research, clinical development, and distribution. Our model takes advantage of existing legal and regulatory institutions but adds elevated scrutiny at each (...)
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    Revealing Rate-Limiting Steps in Complex Disease Biology: The Crucial Importance of Studying Rare, Extreme-Phenotype Families.Aravinda Chakravarti & Tychele N. Turner - 2016 - Bioessays 38 (6):578-586.
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    Dasgupta, Shamik 123 N5 Davidson, Donald 219, 219 N10, 223, 225-6, 244 N12.Peter Achinstein - 2012 - In Fabrice Correia & Benjamin Schnieder (eds.), Metaphysical Grounding: Understanding the Structure of Reality. Cambridge University Press. pp. 306.
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    Mutant Worlds, Migrant Words: Rabindranath Tagore, Mahasweta Devi and Amitav Ghosh.Radha Chakravarty - 2021 - Thesis Eleven 162 (1):18-32.
    Drawing upon the insights of Rabindranath Tagore, who coined the term viswasahitya to express his own understanding of comparative literature, this essay resituates translation as the cornerstone for new directions in world literature. While conventional understandings of world literature tend to reconfirm existing power structures and hierarchies, translation opens up the possibility of thinking beyond the national/global binary by interrogating the lines along which such binaries are conceptualized. Translation operates at the borders that are seen to divide cultures, languages, worldviews (...)
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  20. More Than "Cheap Sentimentality": Victim Testimony at Nuremberg, the Eichmann Trial, and Truth Commissions.Sonali Chakravarti - 2008 - Constellations 15 (2):223-235.
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    Teaching and Learning Guide For: Substantivalism Vs Relationalism About Space in Classical Physics.Shamik Dasgupta - 2015 - Philosophy Compass 10 (10):736-737.
  22. Philosophy of Upanishads.Chakravarti Ananthacharya - 1999 - Ultra Publications.
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    Wanted: Angela Davis and a Jury of Her Peers.Sonali Chakravarti - 2021 - Political Theory 49 (3):380-402.
    In 1972 Angela Davis stood trial on charges of conspiracy, kidnapping, and murder before a White jury. A professor of philosophy, a Communist, and a member of the Black Panther Party, she had no reason to believe that any of the jurors were her peers. Yet, after three days of deliberation, they returned a Not Guilty verdict on each of the counts. Through an analysis of the case, this essay argues for a new approach to peerhood that defines it as (...)
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    Book Review: Confrontational Citizenship: Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt, by William W. Sokoloff. [REVIEW]Sonali Chakravarti - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (4):603-607.
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    A Note on Kripke's Distinction Between Rigid Designators and Nonrigid Designators.Sitansu S. Chakravarti - 1979 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 20 (2):309-313.
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    Book Review: Confrontational Citizenship: Reflections on Hatred, Rage, Revolution, and Revolt, by William W. Sokoloff. [REVIEW]Sonali Chakravarti - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (4):603-607.
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    Kripke on Contingent a Priori Truths.Sitansu S. Chakravarti - 1979 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 20 (4):773-776.
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    Kolkata Turning: Contemporary Urban Bengali Cinema, Popular Cultures and the Politics of Change.Prasanta Chakravarty & Brinda Bose - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 113 (1):129-140.
    This article tries to explore the shifts in contemporary urban Bengali cinema and map and historicize the main trends in relation to changes in the political fortunes of the city. In this context, the article tentatively wishes to accomplish two things: one, to show the main trends in urban Bengali film-making, post-1990s; and two, to read closely two recent Bengali films, in a search for ways of mapping this newness. The article first identifies three new possibilities in Bengali cinema: first, (...)
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  29. Origin and Development of the Sāṃkhya System of Thought.Pulinbihari Chakravarti - 1951 - Exclusively Distributed by Munshinam Manoharlal Publishers.
     
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    Ethical Message of the Mahabharata in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis.Sitansu S. Chakravarti - 2009 - Journal of Human Values 15 (2):97-105.
    This article deals with the concept of greed as pertaining to Business Ethics in today’s world, considered part of the system of the study Ethics as such, in the backdrop of the recent happenings in the financial world in the USA, whose repercussions have been felt all over. The analysis draws inspiration from the words in the Mahabharata, both with a view to improving the existing theories in place in the West today, as well as having a handle on greed (...)
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  31. Kolkata Turning Contemporary Urban Bengali Cinema, Popular Cultures and the Politics of Change.Brinda Bose & Prasanta Chakravarty - 2012 - Thesis Eleven 113 (1):129-140.
    This article tries to explore the shifts in contemporary urban Bengali cinema and map and historicize the main trends in relation to changes in the political fortunes of the city. In this context, the article tentatively wishes to accomplish two things: one, to show the main trends in urban Bengali film-making, post-1990s; and two, to read closely two recent Bengali films, in a search for ways of mapping this newness. The article first identifies three new possibilities in Bengali cinema: first, (...)
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    Continuous Production and New Forms of Labour: A Case for Reclaiming Public Time.Surajit Chakravarty - 2020 - Journal of Human Values 26 (1):75-92.
    This article makes two arguments. First, that advanced information and communication technologies have created multiple parallel flows of consumption that allow us to be productive continuou...
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    Recursive Expected Utility and the Separation of Attitudes Towards Risk and Ambiguity: An Experimental Study. [REVIEW]Sujoy Chakravarty & Jaideep Roy - 2008 - Theory and Decision 66 (3):199-228.
    We use the multiple price list method and a recursive expected utility theory of smooth ambiguity to separate out attitude towards risk from that towards ambiguity. Based on this separation, we investigate if there are differences in agent behaviour under uncertainty over gain amounts vis-a-vis uncertainty over loss amounts. On an aggregate level, we find that (i) subjects are risk averse over gains and risk seeking over losses, displaying a “reflection effect” and (ii) they are ambiguity neutral over gains and (...)
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    The Nyāya Proofs for the Existence of the Soul.Arindam Chakravarti - 1982 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 10 (3):211-238.
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    The Philosophy of Sri Rāmānuja (Viśiṣt [Sic!]Ādvaita)The Philosophy of Sri Ramanuja.Sengaku Mayeda & V. R. Srisaila Chakravarti - 1976 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 96 (1):143.
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  36. Sing the Rage: Listening to Anger After Mass Violence.Sonali Chakravarti - 2014 - University of Chicago Press.
    What is the relationship between anger and justice, especially when so much of our moral education has taught us to value the impartial spectator, the cold distance of reason? In _Sing the Rage_, Sonali Chakravarti wrestles with this question through a careful look at the emotionally charged South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which from 1996 to 1998 saw, day after day, individuals taking the stand to speak—to cry, scream, and wail—about the atrocities of apartheid. Uncomfortable and surprising, these public (...)
     
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    Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science.Shamik Dasgupta & Brad Weslake (eds.) - 2016 - Routledge.
    _Current Controversies in Philosophy of Science_ asks twelve philosophers to debate six questions that are driving contemporary work in this area of philosophy. But each question also leads readers back to more general issues and shows how these general issues play out in contemporary debates. The result is a book that’s perfect for the advanced student, building up her knowledge of the foundations of the field while also engaging with its cutting-edge questions. Preliminary descriptions of each chapter, annotated bibliographies for (...)
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    Tantras: Studies on Their Religion and Literature.Royal W. Weiler & Chintaharan Chakravarti - 1964 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 84 (3):285.
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  39. Some Vedantic Concepts.Sitanath Goswami & Hridish Naryayana Chakravarti (eds.) - 2006 - Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar.
     
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    Public Stem Cell Banks: Considerations of Justice in Stem Cell Research and Therapy.Ruth R. Faden, Liza Dawson, Alison S. Bateman-House, Dawn Mueller Agnew, Hilary Bok, Dan W. Brock, Aravinda Chakravarti, Xiao-Jiang Gao, Mark Greene, John A. Hansen, Patricia A. King, Stephen J. O'Brien, David H. Sachs, Kathryn E. Schill, Andrew Siegel, Davor Solter, Sonia M. Suter, Catherine M. Verfaillie, LeRoy B. Walters & John D. Gearhart - 2003 - Hastings Center Report 33 (6):13-27.
    If stem cell-based therapies are developed, we will likely confront a difficult problem of justice: for biological reasons alone, the new therapies might benefit only a limited range of patients. In fact, they might benefit primarily white Americans, thereby exacerbating long-standing differences in health and health care.
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    Response to Open Peer Commentaries on “Human Germline CRISPR-Cas Modification: Toward a Regulatory Framework”.Niklaus H. Evitt, Shamik Mascharak & Russ B. Altman - 2016 - American Journal of Bioethics 16 (10):1-2.
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    The Sdok Kak Thoṃ Inscription. Part I. A Study in Indo-Khmer CivilisationThe Sdok Kak Thom Inscription. Part I. A Study in Indo-Khmer Civilisation. [REVIEW]Ludwik Sternbach & Adhir Chakravarti - 1981 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 101 (4):482.
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    The m?dhyamika catu $$\underset{\raise0.3em\hbox{$\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\cdot}$}}{s}$$ ko $$\underset{\raise0.3em\hbox{$\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\cdot}$}}{t}$$ i or tetralemma. [REVIEW]Sitansu S. Chakravarti - 1980 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 8 (3):303-306.
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    The Sdok Kak Thoṃ InscriptionThe Sdok Kak Thom Inscription.Richard Salomon & Adhir Chakravarti - 1986 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 106 (4):863.
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    Comments on S. Chakravarti's "Praxis and Nature".Howard L. Parsons - 1976 - Dialectics and Humanism 3 (1):61-65.
  46. Multidimensional Poverty Orderings: Theory and Applications.Francois Bourguignon & Satya R. Chakravarty - 2008 - In Kaushik Basu & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement and Volume Ii: Society, Institutions, and Development. Oxford University Press.
     
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  47. Multidimensional Poverty Orderings: Theory and Applications.Francois Bourguignon & Satya R. Chakravarty - 2008 - In Kaushik Basu & Ravi Kanbur (eds.), Arguments for a Better World: Essays in Honor of Amartya Sen: Volume I: Ethics, Welfare, and Measurement. Oxford University Press.
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    Comments on S. Chakravarti's.Howard L. Parsons - 1976 - Dialectics and Humanism 3 (1):61-65.
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  49. Reflections on the Body Beautiful in Indian Popular Culture.Sumita S. Chakravarty - 2011 - Social Research: An International Quarterly 78 (2):395-416.
    In what ways does a society perceive itself as beautiful? Do images of physical perfection indicate aspirations of the social or national body, the perfect body/face emblematic of the collective self-image? In recent years, under conditions of economic and cultural globalization, practices and discourses to render the body beautiful have come under increasing scrutiny. Concerned with the marketing and commodification of body ideals, these studies trace the deleterious effects of advertising, fashion, and celebrity culture in various national and cross-cultural contexts. (...)
     
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    Safety Issues In Cell-Based Intervention Trials.Liza Dawson, Alison S. Bateman-House, Dawn Mueller Agnew, Hilary Bok, Dan W. Brock, Aravinda Chakravarti, Mark Greene, Patricia King, Stephen J. O'Brien, David H. Sachs, Kathryn E. Schill, Andrew Siegel & Davor Solter - 2003 - Fertility and Sterility 80 (5):1077-1085.
    We report on the deliberations of an interdisciplinary group of experts in science, law, and philosophy who convened to discuss novel ethical and policy challenges in stem cell research. In this report we discuss the ethical and policy implications of safety concerns in the transition from basic laboratory research to clinical applications of cell-based therapies derived from stem cells. Although many features of this transition from lab to clinic are common to other therapies, three aspects of stem cell biology pose (...)
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