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Department of Philosophy

University of Peradeniya

Prof. PM Jamahir

BA (Perad.), MPhil (Perad.), PhD (Thanjavur)

  •    Department of Philosophy

Education

PhD

Tamil University, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India

2004-2007

MPhil

University of Peradeniya

1995-2001

Diploma in Education

The Open University of Sri Lanka

1996-1997

BA

University of Peradeniya

1990-1994

Current Positions

Professor in Philosophy - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2015 - To Present

Member of Board of Study - Psychology, Philosophy and Education of the Postgraduate Institute of Humanities & Social Sciences (PGIHS) of the University of Peradeniya

2015 - To Present

Member of Editorial Board - Journal of Classical Thamizh (A bi-Annual International Multilateral Thamizh Journal)

2016 - To Present

Positions Held

Head - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2018-2021

Consultant - AHEAD Operation, Department of Social Science, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

2020

Member of the Chief-Advisory Board - 1st International Arts Students Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2020

Co-Editor - “Palkalai”, an official Journal of the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2014-2017

Senior Treasurer - Society of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniy

2015-2016

Treasurer - Teacher’s Welfare Society, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2014-2015

Professor in Philosophy - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2015 - To Present

Senior Lecturer, Grade-I - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2007-2015

Senior Lecturer, Grade-II - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2001-2007

Lecturer (Probationary) - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

1996-2001

Assistant Lecturer - Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

1994-1999

Awards

Research Scholarship - ISLE Program-Wilhelm Fellowship for PhD

2004-2006

Award for Authorship of the book 'General Psychology- An introduction' - Ministry of Education and Industries, Central Provincial Council

2003

Honorary Award for Academic Contribution - South Eastern Research Forum of Sri Lanka and Islamic Research Centre of Sri Lanka

2002

Publications

BOOKS

Philosophical Thoughts (Tamil), Nadha Publication, Maruthamunai: ISBN 978-955-3940-01-8, 2021

Introduction to the Karnaugh Map (Tamil), Nadha Publication, Maruthamunai: ISBN 978-955-3940-02-5, 2020

Logic and Logical theory (Tamil), Nadha Publication, Maruthamunai: 978-955-3940-00-1, 2016

Modern Logic (Tamil), Nadha Publication, Peradeniya: ISBN 978-955-51963-1-4, 2013

Ethics- An Introduction (Tamil), Eswaran’ Book Depot, Kandy: ISBN 978-955-0660-04-09, 2012

General Psychology- An Introduction (Tamil), Eswaran’s Book Depot, Kandy: ISBN 978-955-0660-02-5, 2012

Problems of Philosophy and its Applications (Tamil), Nadha Publication, Kandy: ISBN 978-955-51963-0-7, 2010

Philosophy and Religion (Tamil), South Easter Research Forum, Kandy: ISBN 955-8194-04-2, 2003

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

“Social problems and ways to rectify them”, in 'Prof. Kanapathippillai Sinnathamby Felicitation Volume', pp.165-17, 2010

“The Sufi literatures: Origin and Development”, in 'Kalabooshana S.M.A.Hassan: A Cultural Journey Felicitation Volume', pp.69-77, 2004

JOURNAL ARTICLES

“The role of Thomas Kuhn’s Methodology to the construct of scientific knowledge”, Palkalai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Vol.09, No.1, pp.01-13, 2020

“Islamic reactions to western modernity: A critical study”, Cintanai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna, Vol.02, Batch-XVII, pp.01-17, 2017

“Reasons and remedies for suicide-A study based on Koppy divisional secretariat area in Jaffna District”, Palkalai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Vol.08, No.1-2, pp.39-51, 2016

“Religious thoughts in Mohammed Iqbal’s Philosophy”, Palkalai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Vol.07, No.1, pp.30-49, 2015

“Literatures and the death of author: Rereading”, Journal of Modern Thamizh Research (A bi-Annual International Multilateral Thamizh Journal), Vol.2, No.2, pp.288-299, 2014-2015

“Plato’s theory of education and its relevance to contemporary educational systems”, Journal of Classical Thamizh (A bi-Annual International Multilateral Thamizh Journal), Vol.2, No.2, pp.185-193, 2014

“A Philosophical dialogue on Mysticism”, Journal of Classical Thamizh (A bi-Annual International Multilateral Thamizh Journal), Vol.2, No.1, pp.212-222, 2014

“Literatures and the death of author: A reinterpretation”, Al- Inshirah, The Annual Journal of The Muslim Majlis of University of Peradeniya, pp.11-19, 2013

“Islam and Philosophy: Preliminary notes for research”, Palkalai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Vol.06, No.1, pp.109-122, 2013

"Life thoughts of Islam comparing with Social Philosophy”, Al- Inshirah, The Annual Journal of The Muslim Majlis of University of Peradeniya, pp.14-21, 2010

“Suicide and suicidal attack: An Islamic perspective”, Palkalai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Vol.01, No.6,7, January and July, pp.135-150, 2008

“Neo- Platonism and Sufism”, Palkalai, A bi-Annual Refereed Journal Published in Tamil by the Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya, Vol.01, No.3, pp.63-82, 2002

Conferences

4th Jaffna International Research Conference

''Plato’s Theory of Education and its Relevance to Sri Lanka’s Education System"

Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna, Jaffna, Sri Lanka,

2018

Twenty Second Annual Conference & International Seminar

“The role of Thomas Kuhn’s Methodology to the Construct of Scientific Knowledge"

Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna

2017

Annual Research Congress, PGIHS-RC

“Islamic Reactions to Western Modernity: A Critical Analysis"

Postgraduate Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

2017

International Conference of the Inter Religious Scholars Forum

“Theory of Self Realization in Mysticism - Philosophical Reading”

School of Religions, Philosophy and Humanist Thought, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India

2015

International Conference of the Inter Religious Scholars Forum

“Suitability of Philosophy of Non-violence in the Conflict Resolution”

School of Religions, Philosophy and Humanist Thought, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India

2014

First International Symposium of Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

“Islam and Contemporary Social Problems- with Special Reference to Violence"

Faculty of Islamic Studies & Arabic Language, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

2014

First International Conference on the Social Sciences and Humanities of Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

“The Mystical Phenomenon in Islam: A Philosophical Approach”

Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya

2011

15th International Islamic Tamil Literary Conference

“Mystic thoughts in Scholar M.C. Siddi Lebbe Publications”

Islamic Tamil Literary Association, Chennai, TamilNadu, India

2011

World Classical Tamil Conference of the Kovi

“Concept of Mysticism - a Philosophical Prospective”

Tamil Nadu Government in India

2010

07th International Islamic Tamil Literary Conference

“The role of Social Institutions in Constructing Islamic Culture”

Islamic Tamil Literary Association, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

2007

International Conference of Department of Tamil, Annamalai University

“Psychology and Science"

Department of Tamil, Annamalai University, TamilNadu, India

2007

International Vethathiri Research Conference and Seminar

“Social Problems in Philosopher Vethathiri Maharishi Publications”

International Vethathiri Research Conference and Seminar of Tamil University, Tamil Nadu, India

2006

National Conference of the Inter Religious Scholars Forum

“Problems and Solutions on the Concept of Islamic Tamil in Sri Lanka’s Multi Religious Societies"

Inter Religious Scholars Forum, School of Religions, Philosophy and Humanist Thought, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India

2006

First International Seminar on Tamil Studies: Retrospect and Prospect

“Tamil Studies and Philosophy”

Tamil Academy, Department of Tamil Language, University of Madras, Chennai, India

2006

Specialization

Islamic philosophy

Buddhist philosophy

Teaching

PHY undergraduate level - Critical thinking, Logical reasoning, Logic and Logical Theory, Mathematical Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Psychology, Scientific method and Methodology of Social Science

Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

1994 - To Present

PHY postgraduate level - Modern Western Philosophy, Philosophy and Psychology of Education, Seminar on Methodology and French Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, University of Peradeniya

2007 - To Present

PHY undergraduate level - Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, Research Methodology, Philosophy of Science, General Psychology and Modern Logic and Critical reasoning

Department of Philosophy, University of Jaffna

2017-2018

PHY guest lecturer - Theory of Knowledge and Ethical Concepts

South Eastern University of Sri Lanka

2001-2002 - To Present

Research Interests

Philosophical scrutiny of mystical phenomena

Philosophy of religion and humanism

Concept of liberation

Social structure of Islam

Non-violent approaches to conflict resolution

Suicide studies

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