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Dr. R.Premkumar

RPremkumar Dr. R.Premkumar
B.A.(Hons.) (EUSL), M.A. (Annamalai University), Ph.D. (Madras University)
Senior Lecturer- G.II
TP: +940770416182
Email : premkumarr@esn.ac.lkpremkumar.phd@gmail.com
Research Interest: Indian Philosophy, Critical Theory, Post Modernism, Aesthetics

Biography

Full Name : Ratnasabapathy Premkumar

Official Address: Department of Philosophy & Value Studies

(Mailing Address) Eastern University, Chenkalady, 30350, Sri Lanka

Academic Position : Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Date of Birth: 21st December 1970

Marital Status: Married

Contact:

Department of Philosophy & Value Studies
Faculty of Arts & Culture
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Vantharumoolai
Chenkalady
TP: +9465-3065751

Publications

Articles published in indexed Journals:

  1. The Feasibility Of The Solution For The Problems Of Sustainable Development In The Light Of Dialectic Of Enlightenment (DE) And Buddhism In The World: A Philosophical Analysis published in Asian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, vol.6(1) February 2017, ISSN: 2186-8492.


Articles Published in Refereed Journals:

  1. Plato and Post Modern Aesthetic Thoughts- A Philosophical View Published in Mozhithal Journal , Vol.3(2), December 2016, ISSN : 2386-1630.

  2. Feminine : From Buddha to Manimekalai- A Philosophical Perspective Published in Neithal a bi annual peer review journal Vol.8(ii) by Faculty of Arts & Culture, EUSL

  3. “ Interpretation of Materialists in Indian Philosophical Tradition- A Revisited” published in Mozhithal Journal, Vol.3(1), June 2016, ISSN : 2386-1630.

  4. “ Feyerabend Critique of Falsification Principle of Karl Popper: With special reference to “ Against Method –A Philosophical Analysis” published in Journal of Social Review , Vol. 2(1),June 2014, 1 ISSN 24489204 by Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts & Culture, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil.

Books:

  1. The Book named ‘Western Aesthetics: From Plato to Nietzsche, Kumaran Book Publishers, Colombo-06, 2013(Tamil, ISBN 978-955-659-390-7).


Research Paper Presentations and Publications:

a) Indian Philosophy

  1. The paper titled ‘ Women in Manimekalai and Buddhism’ presented in the National Seminar on ‘ Philosophical Insights in Classical Tamil Tradition’ organized by St. Joseph’s Capuchin Philosophical College, The friary, Kotagiri, South India, 2009 (English, abstract published)
  2. The paper titled ‘ Ahimsa for Plants and Animals- From Jaina Perspective’ presented in the Seminar on ‘ Non- violence, Compassion and Instrumentality’ –A Jaina perspective’ organized \By Department of Jainology, University of Madras, South India, 2009 (English, Full paper published, ISBN 8189860-05-4)
  3. The paper entitled ‘ Annie Besant View on Buddhism’ presented in the Seminar on ‘Spiritual Thoughts of Dr. Annie Besant organized by Triplicane Lodge ,Affiliated to the International Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chenna i-05. South India, 2008 (English, Full paper published)
  4. The paper titled ‘Introduction to Jainism’ presented in the Inter-Religious Seminar organized by Triplicane Lodge, Affiliated to the International Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai-05. South India, 2008(English, Full paper Published)
  5. The Paper titled ‘ An Analysis of Carvaka’s View on Karma’ presented in the 82nd Session of The Indian Philosophical Congress organized by Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati(Andhra Pradesh) India,2007(English, abstract published)
  6. The Paper titled ‘A Comparative Study on Ethics of Buddhism and Christianity’ presented in the Second International Conference on ‘The History of Early Christianity in India’ organized by Institute of Asian Studies, Chennai, India, 2007(English)
  7. Ethics of Vallalar: Universal Compassion’ published in ‘Veli’ Journal of Students’ Council, Faculty of Arts & Culture, Eastern University ,Sri Lanka, Vantharomoolai, 2002.

b) Western Philosophy

  1. “The great brave who conquered the death- Socrates” published in Meimai( Reality), the commemorative Magazine of the World Philosophy Day Celebration organized by the Discipline of Philosophy, Department of Social Sciences December, 2016.
  2. The Paper entitled “Michel Foucault’s Approaches of Knowledge: Archaeology of Knowledge and Genealogy of Knowledge- A Critical Study” presented in the International Research Conference on Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS-2014), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sri Jayawardana Pura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, October, 2014(English, presented, abstract published, ISSN 2279-2309 )
  3. The Paper entitled “ Is Nuclear Power Plant a Boon or Curse in the Habermasian Perspective A Philosophical Analysis” presented in the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, August, 2014(English, presented, abstract published, ISSN 2386-1509 ).
  4. The paper titled “Cricket as a Post Modern Phenomenon – A Philosophical Analysis” presented in the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, August, 2014(English, presented, abstract published, ISSN 2386-150
  5. The Paper titled “The solutions proposed by Plato and Nietzsche to problems to Aesthetics – A comparative Study presented in the International Conference (ICE 2013) organized by Eastern University, Sri Lanka, Vantharumoolai, 2013(English, presented, abstract published, ISSN 2345-9298). 
  6. Co-Researcher, Dr.G. Thillainathan, Dept. .of Social Sciences, EUSL, the paper entitled ‘Media Culture and Adolescents special reference to Manmunai North of Batticaloa- A Socio -Psychological Perspective’ presented in Annual Research Session organized by South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, December, 2011(English, presented, abstract published, IBSN 978-955-627-025-9)
  7. The paper titled ‘The Role of the Concept of Rationality in Habermasian Social Philosophy-An Analysis’ presented in Annual Research Session organized by South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, December, 2011(English, presented, abstract published, IBSN 978-955-627-025-9)
  8. The Paper titled ‘Feasibility of Habermasian Solution to Human Suffering of Modern World’ presented in the Annual Research Session organized by Eastern University ,Sri LankaDecember, 2011(English, presented, full paper published, ISSN 1800-4539, ISBN 978-955-1443-72-6) 
  9. The paper titled ‘The moral significance of Animals in environmental Ethics –A Perspective presented in the seminar named ‘Ethics For New Millennium’ organized by Annamalai university , 2005(English, Full paper published).
  10. Sir Francis Bacon’s Scientific Thoughts –A Critical View’ Published in Panpadu Journal of Department of Hindu Religious &Cultural Affairs of Sri Lanka, 1999(Tamil, Full paper published).

c) Comparative Study of Indian & Western Philosophy

  1. The Paper named “the Concept of Self in Buddhism and Jackques Lacan’s Psycho Analytical Philosophy-A Philosophical Analysis” presented in the International Research Conference organized by Faculty of Engineering, the University of Peradeniya, 0n 5th and 6th December 2015(English, presented, abstract published, ISBN 978-955-589-201-8).
  2. The Paper titled “Existentialist Quest of Buddhism and Sartrism-A Philosophical Analysis presented in the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayawardanapura, September, 2015(English, presented, abstract published, ISSN 2386-1509 ).
  3. The titled “Sustainable Development and the Concept of Domination of Adorno – A Philosophical Analysis” in South Eastern University Arts Research Session(SEUARS-2014) organized by Faculty of Arts &Culture, South Eastern University Of Sri Lanka on 30 December 2014(English, presented, abstract published, ISBN 978-955-627-059-4).
  4. The paper entitled ‘Environmental Philosophical Ideas in Buddhism – A Philosophical Analysis’ presented in Annual Academic Session 2014 of Open University of Sri Lanka on 27&28 November 2014(English, presented, Extended abstract published, ISSN 2012-9912).
  5. The paper titled ‘ Environmental Philosophical Ideas Embedded in Hindu Tradition’ – A Philosophical Analysis presented in the 2nd International Symposium-2012 organized by Southeastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, 2012( English, presented, Extended abstract published, ISBN 978-955-627-030-3)

d) News Paper Articles:

  1. The Man of Deconstruction: Jacques Derrida in the Sunday Observer on 2nd of March ,2014.
  2. The Man of Language: Ferdinand De Saussure in the Virakesary on 5th of January 2014
  3. The Man of Language:Ferdinand De Saussure in the Sunday Observer on 1st of December, 2013.
  4. Aristotle: The man of real art in the Sunday Observer on 22nd of September 2013.
  5. Plato: Truth and Illusion in the Sunday Virakesari on 21th July, 2013.
  6. Plato: The Man of Immortal Beauty in the Sunday Observer on 7th July, 2013.
  7. Jean Baudrillard: The man of media in the Sunday Observer on 26th May,2013.

Research Interest

  • Indian Philosophy
  • Critical Theory
  • Post Modernism
  • Aesthetics
  • structuralism and Post Structuralism
  • Hermeneutics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Greek Philosophy
  • German philosophy and phenomenology

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Positions Held