A. V. Ravishankar Sarma

PhD (IIT Mumbai)

Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences


Research Interest



  • PhD, Philosophy, IIT Mumbai, 2006
    On Causal and COnstructive Modeling of Belief Revision
    Prof. G. SIvakumar, Prof. Ramasubramaniam, Prof. Amitabha Gupta
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, 1998
  • M.Sc., Physics, Kakatiya University, Warangal, 1996




Logic Philosophy of Science


  • Some problems concerning semantics of causal counterfactuals, in the proceedings of Workshopon conditionals, information and Implication (WoCoii-2002), Hagen, Germany, pp 157--169,2002

  • Belief revision and semantics of counterfactuals, in the proceedings of Workshop on conditionals, information and Implication (WoCoii-2002), Hagen, Germany, pp 170{182, 2002

  • Causality and the dynamics of Belief, in the proceedings of International conference on Cognitive science(ICCS04), 2004

Conference Papers:
  • On causal relevance in Belief change, student sessions at First Indian conference on Logic and its applications to other disciplines (FICS05), IIT Bombay, Mumbai, 2005.

  • Role of causal knowledge in Belief revision, Contributory talks on Third summer school on"causality, uncertainty and Ignorance, Konstanz, Germany, 2004.

  • On Causal Epistemic Ranking of beliefs, Degrees of belief DOB-2004 , Uni-Konstanz, Germany, 2004

  • On an explanatory driven belief revision system, in the sixth European Congress for AnalyticalPhilosophy (ECAP 6), Volume of abstracts, pp 105, published by Jagillonian University press,Poland, 2008

  • Causal Relevance in Belief revision-1, First World Congress and school on Universal Logic,Montreux, Switzerland, 2005

  • On some Philosophical Implications of Nagarjuna's theory of causality, UGC National Seminar on BUddhist applied Philosophy, Nagarjuna University, 2014

  • Counterfactuals in common sense reasoning: A logical Approach, National seminar on New Challenges and Avenues in Philosophy, SMVDU, Jammu, 2014

Working Papers:
  • In defence of Scientific Realism: a Structuralist approach

  • Role of Abductive Reasoning in Belief Revision.

  • Role of Abductive reasoning in the scientific Discoverey: A case study of History and Philosophy of Science


  • Post doctoral fellow, IIM Bangalore, February 2006- September 30 2006

  • GLoRiClass fellow, ILLC, Amsterdam, October - December 2006

  • Post doctoral fellow, HBCSE, TIFR, February-May 2007



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