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Kranti Saran


Associate Professor of Philosophy

Head of the Department of Philosophy

Ashoka University

Upcoming & Recent Presentations, Events, and Projects

Invited commentator on Sun-Joo Shin's "Diagrammatic Properties: Case study on Arabic vs. Roman Numerals", Conference on Iconic Representation, NYU-Abu Dhabi, January 2024

"Constitution in reality", Conference on Grounding Consciousness, Meaning and Understanding in Natural and Artificial Minds, hosted by Stockholm University in Thiruvananthapuram, January 2024.

"Irreconcilable values, working together", Teach-in on Academic Freedom, Ashoka University, September 2023.

"What's at stake in perceptually discerning reality?", Conference on Mind and Reality, Science for Monks and Nuns, Dharamsala, October 2023.

"Against GOTHic hallucination", concurrent talk, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness 26, New York University, June 2023.

"Against GOTHic hallucination", concurrent talk, Towards a Science of Consciousness, Taormina, Sicily, May 2023.

"The moral significance of introspection", University Grants Commission Refresher Course, January 2023.

Speaker at the Bengal Club Annual Debate, Kolkata, January 2023.

"The presentational character of perceptual experience", Ashoka Philosophy Department Faculty Workshop, December 2022.

Comments on Arindam Chakrabarti's "What does 'what' mean?", ICPR Lecture Programme, July 2022.

About me

Kranti Saran

My research interests span the areas of perception, attention, bodily awareness, introspection, mimicry, and how these topics are related to our moral relation to others. A common thread that runs through my research is a concern with understanding facets of our cognition: its faculties and modes (perception, attention), its embodiment (bodily awareness), its consequences for our relation to our selves and our immediate social milieu (introspection, mimicry), and finally, the manner in which these topics interact with culture and so either constrain or enable dimensions of our moral relation to others.

You can find my published work here.