Pradeep Prabhakar Gokhale is Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Research Professor at the Central University of Tibetan Studies, Sarnath (Varanasi), India.
He retired in 2012 as Professor of Philosophy from the University of Pune after 31 years of teaching. His research areas include classical Indian philosophies: Buddhism, Lokāyata, Yoga, Jainism; Indian epistemology and logic; Indian moral philosophy; social philosophy and philosophy of religion: Ambedkar’s thought and contemporary Buddhism.
Authored books in English are: Inference and fallacies discussed in Indian logic; Vādanyāya of Dharmakirti: The logic of debate; Hetubindu of Dharmakirti: A point on probans; Recollection, recognition and reasoning: A study in the Jaina theory of Paroksha Pramana (co-authored); and Lokāyata/Cārvāka: A philosophical inquiry. Authored books in Marathi are: Viṣamatecā Puraskartā Manu; and Tattvacintaka Cārvāka. Edited books in English are: The philosophy of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar; Studies in Indian moral philosophy: Problems, concepts and perspectives (co-edited); and Buddhist texts and traditions (co-edited). Edited books in Marathi are: Vjñānāce Tattvajñāna (co-edited); and Bauddha-vicāradhārā. In addition he has around 45 (English) and 60 (Marathi) publications in various academic journals and anthologies. In addition, he has worked in different editorial capacities (1979-2011) for the quarterly philosophical journal in Marathi, Paramarsha, published by the department of Philosophy, University of Pune, and is presently a member of the editorial boards of Paramarsha and Paramarsha (Hindi).