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Department of Philosophy

University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000

Bangladesh

 

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(880-2) 9661920-73 Ext. 6241 (Office)

Mobile: 01912540225

E-mail: aminul.phil@hotmail.com

 

1.    Degrees

i.   Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, UK, 1973. Ph.D. Thesis Title: The Individual and the Absolute: A Re-Examination of Some Points in British Idealist Philosophy

ii.  M.A. in Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 1964 (First Class First)

iii. B.A. Honours in Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 1963 (First Class First)

 

2.    Teaching positions

i.     Honorary Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka since 30 June 2013

ii.    Supernumerary Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 30 June – 29 June 2013

iii.   Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 02 February – 29 June 2009

iv.   Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 08 March 1975-01 February 1982

v.    Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 26 February 1974-07 March 1975

vi.   Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, 01 March 1965-25 February 1974

 

3.    Other positions held

i.     Chairman, Department of Philosophy Department of Philosophy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, 1979-1982.

ii.    Editor, The Dhaka University Studies (The Journal of the Faculty of Arts), 2002-2006.

iii.   Chairman, Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, 2002-2009.

iv.   Vice-President, The Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1998-2000.

v.    Vice-President, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association, 1989-1990.

vi.   Dean, The Faculty of Arts, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, 1993-1997.

vii.  President, Bangladesh Philosophical Association, 1994-.

viii. Secretary General, Bangladesh Philosophical Association, 1975-1981.

ix.   Provost, Surjasen Hall, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, 1986-1990.

x.    Director, Dev Center for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka, 1991-1994.

xi.   Director, Center for Advanced Research in Humanities, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, 1984-1987.

xii.  Syndicate Member (2007-2010), University of Dhaka.

xiii. Senate Member (2007-2010), University of Dhaka.

 

4.    Recent Participation in International Programmes

i.     Conference on Inter-religious Harmony, Calcutta, India, 1984 and 2004.

ii.    The Islamabad International Consultation of Muslim Scholars on State and Society, Islamabad, Pakistan, 2004.

iii.   Four Weeks Visiting Program on ‘Islamic Life in the U.S.’, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2005.

iv.   The Lahore Consultation of South Asian Muslim Scholars, July 1-2, 2006, Lahore, Pakistan.

v.    Three Weeks Visiting Program on ‘Religion and Society: A Dialogue’, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 2007.

 

5.   Publications

1.   Iqbal's Philosophy: A Message of Liberty, The Pakistan Observer, Independence Day Supplement, 14 August 1966.

2.   Existentialism and Individual Rights, The Dhaka university Studies, Vol. XIV, Part A, June 1966, Dhaka.

3.   Spirit of Al-Kindi's philosophy, The Dhaka University Studies, Dhaka Vol. XV, Part A, December 1966.

4.   Al-Farabi's Philosophy: Its Spiritual and Ethico-Political Significance, The Dhaka university Studies, Dhaka Vol. XV, Part A, June 1967.

5.   Analytical Philosophy and the Existence of god, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. XXIII, pt. A, June 1975.

6.   On the Empiricist View of the Self, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. XXV, December 1975.

7.   On Bradley's View of the Self, The Dhaka University Studies, Vol. XXIII, Pt. A, June 1975.

8.   On Metaphysics and Meaning, Proceedings of the Second General Conference of the Bangladesh philosophical Association, April 1977.

9.   Is Immortality Possible? The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXVIII, June 1978.

10. On the Empiricist View of Intuition, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXVIII, June 1978.

11. Idealism and the Commonsense World, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXXI, December 1979.

12. Thought and Reality, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXXIII, December 1980.

13. Analytic Philosophy and the Language of Metaphysics, Dhaka Viswa Vidyalaya Patrika, Vol. 2, December 1975.

14. A.J. Ayer of Sense-data and External Objects, Dhaka Viswa Vidyalaya Patrika, Vol. 3, December 1975.

15. Analysis of Mind in Recent Philosophy, Darshan, Journal of the Bangladesh Philosophical Association, January 1977.

16. Contemporary Philosophy and Linguistic Analysis, Sahitya Patrika, Vol. 23, June 1980.

17. On the Status of the Self, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXXVI, June 1982.

18. Ferrier's Epistemology and Agniology, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXVIII, June 1982.

19. Grote's View of Knowledge and Reality, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXXX, June 1984.

20. Green's Theory of Knowledge, The Dhaka University Studies, Pt. A, Vol. XXXXII, June 1985.

 

6.   Publications (Bengali)

1.    Nature of Man, Dhaka Viswa Vidyalaya Patrika, October 1984.

2.    Philosophical Thoughts in Ancient and Medieval Bengali Literature, Ibid, October 1986.

3.    Philosophical Thoughts in Bangla, Ibid, February 1987.

4.    Govinda Dev's Philosophy and Contemporary Man, Dev Memorial Lecture, Dev Center for Philosophical Studies, University of Dhaka, 1988.

5.    Philosophy, Science and Human Welfare, Learned Lecture, Center for Advanced Research in Humanities, University of Dhaka, 1997.

 

7.   Books Published (Bengali)

1.     History of Western Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1978.

2.     History of Modern Philosophy, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1980.

3.     Contemporary Western Philosophy, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1982.

4.     Muslim Philosophy, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1984.

5.     Muslim Theology and Philosophy, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1985.

6.     Govinda Chandra Dev, Bangla Academy, Dhaka, 1989.

7.     The Philosophy of the Bengalees and other Essays, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, 1994.

8.     Ethics and Human Life, Mowla Brothers, Dhaka, 2002.

9.     Philosophical Problems and the Present Age, Mauli Publications, Dhaka 2004.

10.   The religion of Islam and Muslim Philosophy, Uttaran Publications, Dhaka 2004.

11.   Philosophical Thoughts : Problems and Prospects. Adorn Publications, Dhaka 2009.

 

8.   Journals Edited

1.  Darshan, Quarterly Journal of the Bangladesh Philosophical Association, 1975-1994.

2.  Philosophy and Progress, Journal of the Dev Center for Philosophical Studies, 1991-1994.

3.  Darshan O Pragati, Bengali Journal of the Dev Center for Philosophical Studies, 1991-1994.

 

9.   Books Edited

1.  Parables of the East, A Posthumous Book of the distinguished Professor Dr. G.C. Dev, Published by the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, 1984.

2.  'My American Experience', A Posthumous Book of Dr. G.C. Dev, Published by the University of Dhaka, Dhaka, 1993.

 

10. Philanthropic Activities

Founder President of Master Mission, a Humanitarian-Charitable Institution functioning with modest means since 2000 at parental home in a suburban village on the outskirt of the town of Comilla with three wings:

i.    a non-profit school for children

ii.    a clinic for poor villagers and

iii.   a welfare association for the village youth