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Pursuing Ph.D. - Philosophy | National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru

Prof. Varun Bhatta
Pursuing Ph.D. in Philosophy from National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru ; M.A. in Humanities from Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, Manipal; B.E in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (Mysuru).
Assistant Professor – Philosophy & Critical Thinking

Prof. Varun Bhatta is Assistant Professor - Philosophy and Critical Thinking at FLAME University. He has completed MA in Humanities from Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities and Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore.

Prof. Varun has a total work experience of five years and was associated with Cognizant Technology Solutions. Prior to commencing the PhD, Prof. Varun was the Narayana Guru Research Fellow at MCPH (Manipal).

Metaphysics and philosophy of science are some of the areas that Prof. Varun has worked on. His doctoral thesis focused on the nature of objects, especially the ones found in science. Also, given his experience in the field of technology, he is interested in philosophy of technology and the relation between science, technology and society. Apart from these research pursuits, Varun is involved in a few projects about fostering philosophy, both within and outside the academics.

Publications

  1. Bhatta, Varun. 2020. “Plurality of Wave-Particle Duality.” Current Science 118 (9): 1365-1374.
  2. Bhatta, Varun and Sundar Sarukkai. 2020. “Duality in Science.” Current Science 118 (5): 705-713.
  3. Bhatta, Varun. 2020. Book review of Philosophy of Science: At the end of the twentieth century by B. V. Sreekantan. Current Science 118 (4): 662-663.

Conference presentations

Presented the paper “Uncertainties of technology: Perspectives from the case study of BT products” in the conference Found in Translation: Cosmopolitics and The Value of Biotech held at STS Department, York University, Canada (3-5 November 2016).