Welcome to Sophia College (Autonomous)
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“All men naturally desire knowledge” so says Aristotle. Philosophical questions come to
us from our sense of wonder about the universe and our place in it for We are naturally
curious about everything, and we desire to know and understand things. We want to be
wise rather than plain ignorant. Whenever we think deeply and consistently about our
beliefs, concepts, principles, theories, morals, or ways of living, we are doing
philosophy. ‘What is the right way to live? What do I owe to myself, to others and to
society? What kinds of lives are good and meaningful?’ These are the most obvious and
frequently asked among philosophical questions; however, reflective people are also
likely to wonder about matters such as the ‘nature of the universe, whether mind is
separate from body, the nature and extent of human rights, the best political
organisation for society’, and much more.
At Sophia College, philosophy seeks to address some of these questions, not to answer
them in any definitive way, to provide material – suggestions, considerations, arguments
– that might be useful in seeking answers. Doing philosophy is also about the realisation
that sometimes, when there are no answers, exploring the questions can by itself bring
a great gain in understanding and insight.

About the Department:
The Department is one of the oldest departments of the College and was established in
1942. Today it boasts of student strength of above 100 students at the First Year level
and around 40 students at the Third Year Level. The department encourages students
to take philosophy as an academic discipline seriously and to pursue higher studies and
research in philosophy. The department has produced a 1st Rank holder, Ms.
Sumdhima Rai (2003-04) and 3rd Rank holder, Ms Sweta Narsale (2011-12) at the
TYBA Mumbai University Examinations



Dr. Trevor Allis

MA, PhD, MBA (HR); Head of Department, Former member of Board of Studies in Logic and Philosophy, Mumbai University; Former member of Faculty of Arts, Mumbai University


Dr. Trevor Allis is Associate Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy; he has been teaching at Sophia College since 1994. He was conferred the Ph. D degree in 2005 by University of Mumbai for his thesis “A.J. Ayer’s Concept of Person: An Examination”; he also has a MBA degree in Human Resource Development and Management (2008) from the University of Mumbai.

Dr. Allis’ areas of expertise are analytic philosophy, modern western epistemology and moral and applied moral philosophy. His other broad areas of special interest are social and political philosophy and philosophy of science. He views philosophy as an ‘activity’ but not an ‘armchair’ exercise; and is inspired by the German philosopher Karl Marx’s slogan: “the philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point, however, is to change it.” Dr. Allis serves as a member on the Board of Studies in Logic and Philosophy, University of Mumbai and Member of Faculty of Arts, University of Mumbai.

Dr Roymon T.C.

B.A in English, Economics and History), B.Ph, B.Th., Diplomas (in Computer Automation, Buddhism), M.A. (in English), M.A. (in Philosophy) and Ph.D (in Philosophy)


He is associated with the Dept. of Philosophy as Asst. Professor at Sophia College from November 2011. He serves also as Deputy Director (Honorary) to CSSS-IPSCR, Mumbai and Visiting faculty to Dept. of Philosophy, Mumbai University teaching Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Consciousness, Moral Philosophy (Western) and Contemporary Indian Philosophy at postgraduate levels, and Jainology and Vallabh Vedanta at Certificate- Diploma levels. He lectures on Foundation Course, Indian-Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Living Ethical Issues and Philosophy of Yoga to B.A students of the college.

His PhD research is on “Transcendental Idealist Method in Kant and Shankara: A Comparison.” Other research works include “Kantian vision of Peace,” “Mystic traditions of the world” etc. Along with many articles published in journals and books on Religion, Theology and Philosophy, he is the author of The Divine- Human Communion, Heritage of Harmony and Gateway of Peace: A Sojourn through Religious Traditions. His special interests in philosophy are Epistemology, Comparative Philosophy, Cross-cultural Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Indian-Western Philosophy. What excites him most is teaching Philosophy, commitment to global peace, and writing poetry.

Mr. Amit Hattiangadi 

M.A. in Philosophy (University of Mumbai)
B.A. Majors-Philosophy (Mithibai College of Arts)
Certified IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Trainer



Post- Graduate Researches:
1. Title: Logical Reasoning: Relationship and Application with Computer science 
The Dissertation was focused on exploring the relationship between logic and language: to identify and analyse the use of formal logic in the world of technology. 
2. Title: Analysis of Authorship in Movies 
3. Title: A critical analysis of Passions' from Hume's Theory of Mind
4. Title: Study of Hermeneutics and Phenomenology as a research method
5. Title: A critical study of General and Transcendental Logic of Kant 
6. Title: Empirical engagement with the National Museum of Indian Cinema
7: Title: The Feminist movement and Men's Movement: A comparative study 
8. Title: An analysis of "Freedom from the Known"
9: Title: Gandhi on Communal Harmony 
10. Title: A critical analysis of Martin Heideggar's Dasein
11. Title: Being-in-the-world the foundational constitution of Heideggar's Dasein 
12. Title: Analysing Rabindranath Tagore's The Realization of the Infinite through Action 
13. Title: Freedom according to the State: Kant's Political Philosophy 
Graduate Researches:
1. Title: Pragmatic Realism and Pluralism in Philosophy of Religion
2. Title: Understanding Immortality through the lens of Hinduism
3. Title: Critical analysis of Ramanujacharya's Gita Bhasya 
4. Title: Understanding Ambition through the lens of Bhagavat Geeta
5. Title: Critical study of Manipura Chakra: Understanding the Importance of Chakras