Talks in the Academic year 2006-07Up one level
"Reading a Telugu Kavya"- Talk by Prof. David Shulman CSCS, 2006-07-05 16:00:00 - 2006-07-05 18:00:00
- "Reading a Telugu Kavya"
Talk by Dr. Narendar Pani CSCS, 2006-10-05 04:00:00 - 2006-10-05 06:00:00
- Bangalore's place in the world is typically seen in terms of its overall economic growth rates alone. In this view, as Bangalore continues to grow it will seamlessly move to the top of the heirarchy of World Cities. But globalisation involves a number of more complex relationships between command and control centres of the world economy and those that are commanded and controlled. The nature of these relationships changes over time and they also influence each other. When Bangalore is seen in the context of this process of globalisation the pattern that emerges is rather more diverse, throwing up a number of lessons for policy makers.
Talk by Dr. Rajesh Kasturirangan CSCS, 2006-08-29 16:00:00 - 2006-08-29 18:00:00
- "Pointing with Concepts: Explorations in the Embodiment of Knowledge" Abstract: What is it that one knows, when one knows a concept? What does a concept mean? These are some of the oldest questions in the Philosophy of Mind and some of the most intractable questions in Cognitive Science. In this talk, I will survey some of the attempts made within Cognitive Science to develop an adequate theory of concepts, such as concepts as definitions, concepts as prototypes etc and then show how these accounts of the nature of concepts all fail in some crucial way. Then, I will introduce a different way of thinking about concepts, where concepts are seen as * actions* in the broadest sense of that term. This action based theory of concepts draws upon recent work in "embodied cognition". Furthermore, in fleshing out the embodied account (both literally and figuratively), we will encounter puzzles and paradoxes related to the main claim of embodied cognitive science, namely, that the *mind is* *constituted by the body*.I will end the talk by speculating on directions of research that might help us resolve these paradoxes.
Talk by James Manor CSCS, 2006-09-14 16:00:00 - 2006-09-14 18:00:00
- "The Changing Character of the Indian State."
Talk by Prof. Michael Goldman CSCS, 2006-10-19 04:00:00 - 2006-10-19 06:00:00
- Today, North-South relations are in large part determined by the development industry. This development industry includes two prominent actors namely the World Bank and the NGOs. Michael Goldman has conducted an extensive and intensive ethnography of the World Bank and its various professional networks. Through reference to this detailed ethnography, the talk will focus on how knowledge is produced among NGOs and experts on developmental issues and projects, which in turn justify the projects and legitimate the entry of the World Bank to fund these projects. This will allude to the foundations of the World Bank's chievements. Through this talk, the attempt is to explore the nature of new social movements and how power dynamics are being re-organized in the political arena.
Talk by Stan Van Hooft CSCS, 2006-12-04 16:00:00 - 2006-12-04 18:00:00
- "Cosmopolitanism as Virtue."