From the editors’ laptops

by Vijay Govind Nath. Walter Lord’s ‘A Night to Remember’ is the definitive non-fiction account of the sinking of the Titanic. The book recounts how in the early hours of April 15, 1912, the largest ship to ever set sail, sank into the depths of the Atlantic along with 1,500 Read more…

Reflections on footwear

From the Editorial Team (Dr. Meera Baindur). While ruminating on the phenomenon of walking barefoot, my thoughts turned to footwear. I was wondering while we did throw away the excess baggage of the metaphorical footwear, we do have close connections between footwear and philosophy. Let me recount for you two Read more…

Philosophy for Children Workshops

THE WHAT:     The aim is to make Philosophy as a discourse easily accessible to everyone thereby inculcating a philosophical temper among the society. One of the core activities of the Barefoot Philosophers is the intervention at an educational level. Introducing philosophical ideas at school levels is key for a sustainable Read more…

Waltz , Write for us

Email us at editorbarefootphilosophy@gmail.com  for submission and other website queries.  If you choose to submit content for us, Do! Walk with us… Submit original articles, essays, poems, images, podcasts, or any form of audio visual content. Check with our team (scroll up for the email) before submission for the parameters Read more…

Who are we ?

  Dr. Sundar Sarukkai is the founder of the Barefoot Philosophers initiative. His work is primarily in the philosophy of natural and social sciences. He is the author of Translating the World: Science and Language (2002), Philosophy of Symmetry (2004) , Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Science (2005), What is Read more…

Courses

Science and Society : The Indian Context Tarabai Modak Lecture Series on Science and Society was held by Prof. Sundar Sarukkai in June-July 2020. Organised by APSoE TISS – Hyderabad. Jointly hosted by APSoE, Barefoot Philosophers, and Cadence Education, Kerala.

Projects

PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN Is Philosophy a discourse only for the wise and old? Could children engage with matters of philosophical concern? The Philosophy Summer Camp for Kids works with the understanding that yes, of course children can have philosophical discussions. Children by nature are inquisitive, curios and ask questions. That makes them the Read more…

Notice Board

Barefoot Philosophers, in association with Gnowledge lab of Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education (HBCSE, TIFR, Mumbai), is happy to announce the start of Barefoot Chat: a web-based public discussion platform for philosophy and humanities. As a part of this, weekly interactive sessions – facilitated by subject experts – will Read more…

What is barefoot philosophers?

The idea for Barefoot Philosophers started a long time ago in the many workshops and summer schools which Sundar Sarukkai used to organize. He felt a great interest and need by students from different disciplines to learn philosophy – sometimes about what philosophers had said but most times about the Read more…

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Why Barefoot?

by Sundar Sarukkai …. Bare is in. All the enlightened souls I meet – mostly those in Delhi academic circles – keep talking about somebody called Agamben and his idea of ‘bare life’. I must confess that I don’t understand what the fuss about this ‘bare life’ is about. Much Read more…

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