Sundar Sarukkai

Leonardo Editorial Advisorat Barefoot Philosophers
Bangalore,
India
Focus area: Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Sociology, STEAM, Pedagogy, Education

Sundar Sarukkai works primarily in the philosophy of the natural and the social sciences. He is the founder of Barefoot Philosophers (www.barefootphilosophers.org). He is currently a Visiting Faculty at the Centre for Society and Policy, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and Adjunct Professor at the Transdisciplinary University. He is the author of Translating the World: Science and Language, Philosophy of Symmetry, Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Science, What is Science?, and two books co-authored with Gopal Guru – The Cracked Mirror: An Indian Debate on Experience and Theory and more recently, Experience, Caste and the Everyday Social. His book titled JRD Tata and the Ethics of Philanthropy was published in 2020. He is the Co-Chief Editor of the Springer Handbook of Logical Thought in India, the Series Editor for the Science and Technology Studies Series, Routledge. Sarukkai was a professor of philosophy at the National Institute of Advanced Studies until 2019 and was the Founder-Director of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities. His latest book is Philosophy for Children: Thinking, Reading, Writing and it is published in English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Bengali.