PhD Student and Rotman Institute Member
I am a first year PhD student in Philosophy with a research interest in the intersection of existentialism and cognition. My focus throughout my academic and professional pursuits has been to understand the practical relevance and ubiquity of existential features of self-hood such as death, authenticity, self-cultivation, and flourishing. I believe that attentiveness to these features in the study of human cognition can strengthen research and initiatives aimed at increasing human well-being. My initial aim is to identify how self-hood is theorized through embodied and ecological approaches to cognition. I have additional interest in psychological co-constitution and the way interpersonal dynamics shape beliefs and worldviews. Currently I am the leading a project on social cognition in the our lab. I am also involved in projects examining collective agency, motivations for action, and intellectual virtues in educational contexts.
Jaiprakash, H. (2020). "Bildung and Intellectual Virtues: Self-Cultivation as an Educational Outcome" (Paper), Canadian Philosophical Association, Western University, June 2020 (Conference cancelled).
Jaiprakash, H. (2020). “Empowerment through Self-Cultivation as an Educational Outcome: Examining Intellectual Virtues”, Robert MacMillan Symposium in Education, Western University, March, 2020.
Jaiprakash, H. (2020).“Individual and Collective Agency: Motivations for Action” (Peer Reviewed Paper), 13th Annual Western Michigan University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Western Michigan University, November 22nd – 23rd 2019.