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Anthropology and Historiography of Science

Anthropology and Historiography of Science, authored by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, is a philosophical study of the complex relationship of science to culture in general. The major question that the book addresses is: How do different cultures understand and interpret science as part of human activity? The anthropological investigation is an important part of the study. There are six chapters and an epilogue in the book.

Cultural Otherness and Beyond

Cultural Otherness and Beyond is a collection of essays on philosophy of culture. This volume is edited by Chhanda Gupta and D.P.Chattopadhyaya. There are eleven essays in this volume, all dealing with the very idea of culture and nature of understanding a culture. This brings in the idea of exchange among different cultures where the concept of other plays an important role.

Environment, Evolution & Values (Studies in Man Society and Science)

Environment: Evolution and Values is an attempt, by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, to present a philosophy of man from different perspectives. There are five parts in the book: 1. Human Evolution, 2. Man-Environment Relations, 3. Man-Society Interaction, 4. Dynamics of values and 5. Epilogues.

History, Society and Polity

In History, Society and Polity, D.P.Chattopadhyaya undertakes a detailed study of the sociological ideas of Sri Aurobindo. The book is divided into eleven chapters. In all these chapters the author presents Sri Aurobindo’s insights on society, state and individual and the nature of their interaction. A comparative study of Marx and Aurobindo has been embarked on by the author in this book.

History, Time and Truth (Essays in Honour of Professor D.P. Chattopadhyaya)

History, Time and Truth is a collection of essays dedicated to the philosophical contribution of D.P.Chattopadhyaya. All the essays in this volume throw light on two major aspects of D.P.Chattopadhyaya’s philosophical interest, viz. the relation between individual and society and the relation between science, history and culture. There are twenty three essays in the present volume.

Individuals and Societies: A Methodological Inquiry

Individual and Societies: A Methodological Inquiry is an attempt by D.P.Chattopadhyaya to search for a method of explanation of socio-historical phenomenon.  In this book, Chattopadhyaya defends what he calls “situational logic”  and argues against the holistic view of explanation.

Individuals and Worlds: Essays in Anthropological Rationalism

In Individual and Worlds, D.P.Chattopadhyaya undertakes a study of Anthropological Rationalism. There are nine chapters in the book. All the chapters focus on the concept of man in his various facets.

Induction Probability and Skepticism

Induction, Probability and Skepticism, authored by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, is a detailed study of the philosophical questions associated with induction. Chattopadhyaya presents several attempts made in the history of philosophy to address the problem of induction. This leads Chattopadhyaya to deal with the issue of skepticism and how different philosophers responded to skepticism.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Science Technology Philosophy and Culture

Science, Technology, Philosophy and Culture, written by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, is a collection of twelve essays where the author presents his views on some aspects of Philosophy of Technology. Several of the essays deal with the role of technology in human society and its relation to other aspects of human experience.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Science, Society, Value and Civilizational Dialogue

Interdisciplinary Studies in Science, Society, Value and Civilizational Dialogue contains essays by D.P.Chattopadhyaya that deal with various aspects of man and his relation with society. The roles of science and values have been explored in great detail.


Jijnasa is a collection of poems composed by D.P.Chattopadhyaya. In the introduction, the author locates his poetic realization in the background of classical Indian history of poetics. There are forty-three poems in this book.

Knowledge Freedom and Language (An Interwoven Fabric of Man, Time and World)

Knowledge, Freedom and Language, written by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, is a collection of fifteen essays. All the essays attempt to explore the two major aspects of human behaviour, viz. 1. Language using animal and 2. Freedom-seeking animal. The essays present Chattopadhyaya’s views on the nature and role of language in human experience, while some other essays deal with several philosophical issues regarding freedom, determinism etc.

Phenomenology and Indian Philosophy

Phenomenology and Indian Philosophy is a collection of essays edited by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, Lester Embree and  J.N.Mohanty. There are twenty-six essays in this volume and all the essays deal with several aspects of phenomenological philosophy and study these insights from the perspective of classical Indian philosophical standpoint. The last essay in this volume, authored by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, contains a philosophical evaluation of the salient points that emerge from the essays in the collection.

Philosophy of Science Phenomenology and the Other Essays

Philosophy of Science, Phenomenology and Other Essays is a collection of essays written by D.P.Chattopadhyaya. There are twenty-one essays in this volume. All the essays harp on several questions related to philosophy of science. The essays are divided into six sections: 1. Science and Consciousness, 2. Aspects of Knowledge, 3. Phenomenology of Knowledge and Freedom, 4. On Being and Becoming, 5. Causation and Freedom of Action and 6. Some ideas of Sri Aurobindo.

Realism: Responses and Reactions

Realism: Responses and Reactions is a collection of essays, edited by D.P.Chattopadhyaya, Sandhya Basu, Madhabendra Nath Mitra and Ranjan Mukhopadhyay, in memory of Pranab Kumar Sen. The articles in this collection deal with the philosophical questions that Pranab Kumar Sen has discussed in his various papers.

Religion Philosophy and Science: A Sketch of a Global View

Religion, Philosophy and Science are a discourse on the history and interactions of different civilizations across the time. D.P.Chattopadhyaya, the author of this book, explores how different civilizations came in contact with each other resulting in the spread of science taking different forms in different places. Chattopadhyaya also constructs a philosophy of dialogue that emerges from this civilizational exchange.

Rupa, Rasa o Sundar: Nandantattver Bhumika

Rupa, Rasa and Sundar is a Bengali book written by D.P.Chattopadhyaya. In this work, the author presents his news on three major aspects of aesthetic appreciation, viz. rupa, rasa and Sundar. There are eight chapters that deal with various aspects of aesthetic understanding. This book is an introduction to Aesthetics as D.P.Chattopadhyaya understands it.

Societies and Cultures

Societies and Cultures is a collection of eight essays dealing with several aspects of man’s existence and his place in society. D.P.Chattopadhyaya, in this book, explores the various dimensions of man and his evaluation of the society that he lives in. The chapters in the book throw light on the issues that are central to the philosophy of history like the objectivity of history, the paradox of violence, the relation between ethics and religion etc.

Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx (Integral Sociology and Dialectical Sociology)

Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: Integral Sociology and Dialectical Sociology is a revised edition of D.P.Chattopadhyaya’s earlier book titled History, Society and Polity. In this book, the author adds a postscript consisting of three new chapters. This book reflects Chattopadhyaya’s more developed understanding of Aurobindo and Marx.