Centre for Phenomenological Studies organised a Textual Study Programme on Heidegger's seminal work An Introduction to Metaphysics from 10 to 12 December 2016 at Satya Nilayam, Chennai. The workshop was attended by faculty and research scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds.

Resource Persons

  • V. C. Thomas, Former Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • E. P. Mathew, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola College, Chennai
  • James Kurian, Professor of Philosophy, Madras Christian College, Chennai

Participants

  • Pritam Majumdar, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Praveen Singh, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Antony  Puthuserry, University of Madras, Chennai
  • T. K. Badrinath, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai
  • Boniface Panna, Satya Nilayam, Chennai
  • M. Vijayasarathy, Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Nirmal Selvamony, Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur
  • Anirudha Katti, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Prashant Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Ashwin Jayanti, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Saji Thomas, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Rajiba Lochan Behera, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Lenin C. C., Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery
  • M. X. Gnanadhas, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Rajeevan E., Govt. Brennen College, Thalassery
  • Amal Tharak Easter, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Kokkirigadda Kumar Rao, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Saketi Sateesh Kumar, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Joshua Gnana Raj P, Periyar University, Salem
  • Sovan Chakraborty, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • M. P. Terence Samuel, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan
  • Gargi Mukherjee, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 
  • Rijo Devasia, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • D. Emmanuel Sathish, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • John B. Gannot, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Babu M. N, Sree Sankaracharya University, Kalady
  • Swathi Sudhakaran, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Rinsha K. P, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai
  • Prem Kumar, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • C. V. Babu, Zakir Husain College, New Delhi

 

The Centre organized a three-week summer workshop on The Philosophy of Husserl, Heidegger, and Sartre from 21 February to 15 March 2001 in the Department of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. The programme attracted a large number of students as well as members of faculty pursuing research in the area of Phenomenology. The workshop was sponsored by Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (CARP), USA.

Resource Persons

  • Babu K. Joseph, Professor of Philosophy, Bhopal, Madhyapradesh
  • Gautam Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, AssamUniversity, Silcher, Assam
  • James Kurian, Professor of Philosophy, Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Lester Embree, Professor of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, USA & Chairman, CARP
  • Prasenjit Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Srinivas K., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 
  • Vedaparayana G., Professor of Philosophy, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

Themes

  • Philosophy of Edmund Husserl
  • Philosophy of Martin Heidegger
  • Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre
  • Phenomenology of Moral Experience
  • Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience 
  • Phenomenology & Analytic Philosophy
  • Phenomenology of Religion
  • Phenomenology of Culture

The Centre in association with Sameeksha Research Centre organized a workshop on Towards a Culture of Inter-religious Harmony from 11 to 21 November 2013 at Sameeksha Research Centre, Kalady, Kerala. The key note address was delivered by Sreekala M. Nair, Professor and Head, Department of Philosophy, Sri Sankaracharya Sanskrit University, Kalady, Kerala. Students of Philosophy from colleges participated in the workshop. 

Resource Persons

  • Abdul Rahiman, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Barani Ganth D., Professor of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Bikku Bodi Pala, Madurai
  • Francis D’ Sa, Professor Emeritus, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Koshy Tharakan, Professor of Philosophy, Goa University, Goa
  • Krishnan O. N., Chennai
  • Paul Parathanam, Director, NEST, Nirmala College, Kerala
  • Sebastian Painadath, Director, Sameeksha Research Centre, Kalady, Kerala
  • Swami Paramasukhananda, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Themes

  • Philosophy of religion
  • Phenomenology of religion
  • Psychology of religion
  • Sociology of religion
  • Hindu, Islamic, Christian and Buddhist perspectives on contemporary issues

 

Centre for Phenomenological Studies organized a conference on Phenomenology of Myths and Rituals from 7 to 9 April 2016 in the Academic Centre of Indian Council of Philosophical Research(ICPR), Lucknow. The conference was organized with support from ICPR, New Delhi.

 PARTICIPANTS

  • Significance of Pilgrimage in Buddhism [Abstract]
    Dr. S. R. Bhatt l Chairman, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi
  • Engaging the Mythical: The Dialectic of the Hierophany as the Grammar of the Human Mind [Abstract]
    Dr. Devasia M. Antony l Hindu College, New Delhi
  • Myth, Rituals and the Foundations of Ethics [Abstract]
    Dr. Godabarisha Mishra l University of Madras, Chennai
  • The Cypher Status of Myths and Rituals [Abstract]
    Dr. James Kurian Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Christian Perspective of Myths and Rituals With Special Reference to Eliade [Abstract]
    Dr. Joy Thomas l Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati
  • The World of Symbols from the Perspective of Paul Ricoeur [Abstract]
    Dr. E. P. Mathew l Loyola College, Chennai
  • Myths and Rituals in Sufism [Abstract]
    Dr. Muhammad S. N. Rahman l North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Myths and Rituals: A Tribal Perspective [Abstract]
    Dr. Peter Haokip l Oriens Theological College, Shillong
  • Myth, Symbols and Tribal Life-world: An Ethnophilosophical Understanding [Abstract]
    Dr. Prasenjit Biswas l North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong

  • Bharatiya Ittihas, Puraanik Katha... [Abstract]
    Dr. Prem Sukh Mangla University of Delhi, New Delhi 
  • Some Reflections on the Meaning of Myths in Arts
    Dr. Rakesh Chandra l University of Lucknow, Lucknow
  • Faith and Knowledge in Islam and Sufism: In the light of Current Practices and Changes [Abstract]
    Dr Sarim Abbasl Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • The Mathematical and the Mythical: A Phenomenological Exploration [Abstract]
    Dr. Saumya Malviya Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi
  • Myths and Rituals in Jainism [Abstract]
    Dr. Shugan Chand Jain International School for Jain Studies, New Delhi

THEMES

  • Myths and rituals from the perspectives of world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Christianity and Islam
  • Myths and rituals from the phenomenological perspective
  • Social, cultural and aesthetic dimension of myths and rituals

Centre for Phenomenological Studies in association with Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR), organised a workshop on Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and Integral Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo from 21 to 22 June 2016 in Pondicherry.

The workshop explored the philosophical insights of two eminent philosophers of the East and the West – Sri Aurobindo and Edmund Husserl, who have immensely contributed to our understanding of the nature of consciousness and the significance of the world we live in. The workshop was attended by students  and learners and seekers from the academia and other walks of life. 

Resource Persons

  • Ananda Reddy, Director, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research, Puducherry
  • V. C. Thomas, Former Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Puducherry

Themes

  • Introduction to Phenomenological Movement
  • Reflective analysis
  • Introduction to the vision of Sri Aurobindo
  • The integral philosophy of Sri Aurobindo
  • Husserlian understanding of consciousness
  • Dimensions of consciousness in Sri Aurobindo

Centre for Phenomenological Studies organized an International Conference on Phenomenology of Human Condition at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, from 23 to 25 June 2004. Students and faculty members from the colleges and universities in India participated in the workshop. The workshop was sponsored by Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (CARP), USA.

Paper Presentations

  • Johnson J. Puthenpurackal, Professor of Philosophy, Vijnananilayam, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
  • Kohji Ishihara, Professor of Philosophy, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan
  • Koshy Tharakan, Professor of Philosophy, University of Goa, Goa
  • Kurian Kachappally, Professor of Philosophy, Dharmaram College, Bangalore
  • Lester Embree, Professor of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Mathew E. P., Professor of Philosophy, Loyola College, Chennai
  • Michael Barber, Professor of Philosophy, St. Louis University, USA
  • Rafi Vezhaparambil, Dean of Studies, De Paul Institute, Bangalore
  • Sebastian Alackappally, Professor of Philosophy, Dharmaram College, Bangalore
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Themes

  • Phenomenological research in contemporary world
  • Phenomenological method
  • Phenomenology and subaltern studies
  • Phenomenology and aesthetics
  • Phenomenological ecology
  • Philosophy of Richard Rorty

Centre for Phenomenological Studies in association with the Department of Philosophy, Loyola College organized a conference on Life-world and Consciousness from 3 to 5 March 2016 at Loyola College, Chennai. Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi, sponsored the conference.

Paper Presentations

  • Life-world: An Ever-existing Ground or a Lost Paradise? The Phenomenology of Life-world in Husserl and Blumenberg: A Comparison. [Abstract]
    Mr. Abbed Kanoor l Bergische Universtität Wuppertal, Germany
  • Expressing Life-worlds: Intertwining Phenomenology and Posthumanism. [Abstract]
    Dr. Angus McBlane l Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Progress, Promise and Problems: Revisiting the Art of Techne. [Abstract]
    Dr. Anoop George l BITS Pilani, Goa Campus
  • Life-world of Dalit Women - an Emerging Counterpublic. [Abstract]
    Dr. Archana Singh l G. B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad
  • Heidegger's Tool Analysis: Beyond the Ready-to-hand and Present-at-hand [Abstract]
    Mr. Ashwin Jeyanti l Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • The Primordial Life-world over the Phenomenologically Primordial [Abstract]
    Dr. C. V. Babu l Zakir Husain College, New Delhi

  • Intentionality of Consciousness [Abstract]
    Dr. T. K. Badrinath l Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College, Chennai  
  • Life-world and Lived Existence: The Evolution of Gender Consciousness in Feminist Discourse [Abstract]
    Dr. V. Bharathi Harishankar l University of Madras, Chennai

  • Thinking about Thinking: Revisiting the Heideggerian Calling to Thinking [Abstract]
    Dr. Devasia M. Antony l Hindu College, University of Delhi
  • Life-world and Cultural Consciousness – Constructing an Organon of the Cultural Sciences [Abstract]

    Dr. Israel Bar-Yehuda Idalovichi l Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

  • Lebenswelt as the Bedrock of Dialogical Hermeneutics: A Phenomenology of Reading [Abstract]
    Dr. A. Joseph Dorairaj l Gandhigram Rural Institute-Deemed University, Gandhigram
  • Bringing Ideology Back In: A Critique of the Habermasian Lifeworld [Abstract]
    Dr. Kevin W. Gray l American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 
  • Life-world and Technological Consciousness [Abstract]
    Dr. Kuruvilla Pandikattu l Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune 
  • Beyond Subjectivity towards Inter-Subjectivity:Grounding of Subaltern Life-world Consciousness [Abstract]
    Dr. S. Lourdunathan l Arul Anandar College, Madurai 
  • Phenomenal Intentionality: Bridging the Gap between Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind [Abstract]
    Dr. Manidipa Sen l Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • Carnivalesque Humour in Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting [Abstract]
    Dr. Meghna Christina Mudaliar  l  Christ University, Bangalore
  • Life-world and Ecological Consciousness [Abstract]

    Dr. S. Panneerselvam l University of Madras, Chennai

  • Backward Reference and Forward Referring Anticipations: Husserl’s Limits of Language [Abstract]
    Dr. Prasenjit Biswas l North Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Existence and Being: A Philosophical Appraisal [Abstract]
    Dr. Sarim Abbas l Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 
  • Life-world and Religious Consciousness [Abstract]
    Dr. Sebastian Velassery l Panjab University, Chandigarh 
  • There’s no Ghost in the Machine, and it’s no Machine either! - Re-orienting Philosophy of Mind through ‘Lived Body’ [Abstract]
    Mr. Shiva Rahman l University of Calicut, Calicut
  • Heidegger's Materialism [Abstract]
    Dr. Siby K. George l Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
  • Self and the Other in the Colonial Life-world – An Existential Phenomenological Analysis [Abstract]
    Dr. M. P. Terence Samuel, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan 
  • Life-world—A Conceptual Overview [Abstract]
    Dr. V. C. Thomas l Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Quest for ‘I’:  An Existential Paradox [Abstract]
    Mr. K. Vengadachalam l Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Transcendental Phenomenological Method of Husserl [Abstract]
    Dr. V. C. Thomas l Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Heidegger's Hermeneutic Phenomenological Method [Abstract]
    Dr. V. C. Thomas l Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Jean-Paul Sartre’s Phenomenological method, Existentialism and Ontology
    Dr. G. Vedaparayana l Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati [Abstract]

Themes

  • Life-world and Religious Consciousness
  • Life-world and Subaltern Consciousness
  • Life-world and Ecological Consciousness
  • Life-world and Technological Consciousness
  • Life-world and Cultural Consciousness
  • Life-world and Literature
  • Life-world and Gender Identity

The Centre in association with Department of Philosophy, Loyola College organized a conference on Towards a Culture of Inter-religious Harmony at Loyola College, Chennai from 22 to 23 November 2013. Students and faculty members from the colleges and universities in Chennai participated in the programme.

Paper Presentations

  • Abdul Rahiman, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Barani Ganth D., Professor of Psychology, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Bikku Bodi Pala, Madurai
  • Francis D’ Sa, Professor Emeritus, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Koshy Tharakan, Professor of Philosophy, Goa University, Goa
  • Krishnan O. N., Chennai
  • Paul Parathanam, Director, NEST, Nirmala College, Kerala
  • Sebastian Painadath, Director, Sameeksha Research Centre, Kerala
  • Swami Paramasukhananda, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Chennai
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Themes

  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Phenomenology of Religion
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Hindu, Islamic, Christian, and Buddhist perspectives on contemporary issues

The Centre organized a conference on Science of Consciousness, Wisdom, Spirituality and Culture in Pondicherry University, Pondicherry from 27 to 29 June 2003. Students and faculty members from the colleges and universities in India participated in the workshop. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, sponsored the conference. 

The key note in the inauguration was presented by Margaret Chatterjee, formerly Professor of Philosophy, Delhi University and former Director, IIAS, Shimla. The valedictory session was chaired by A. K. Bhatnagar, Vice-Chancellor, Pondicherry University. B. V. Sreekandan, Visiting Professor, NIAS, Bangalore and the former Director, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, delivered the valedictory address.

Paper Presentations

Themes

  • Consciousness and Indian Philosophy
  • Consciousness, culture, religion and spirituality
  • Consciousness and Phenomenology
  • Hermeneutics of Consciousness
  • Consciousness and Science
  • Consciousness and Music

 

 

The Centre in association with Sameeksha Research Centre organized two-week Textual Study Workshop on Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl at Sameeksha Research Centre, Kalady, Kerala from 11 to 21 March 2003. The focus of the workshop was a textual study of two important works of Husserl, viz. Ideas (1) and Cartesian Meditations. Students and faculty members from the colleges and universities in India participated in the workshop. The workshop was sponsored by Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (CARP), USA.

Resource Persons

  • James Kurian, Professor of Philosophy, Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Stephen C. Thadam, Professor of Philosophy, Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Theme

  • Ideas (1): Textual study
  • Cartesian Meditations: Textual study
  • Phenomenology and Indian Philosophy

Centre was formally inaugurated on 27 June 2002 in a function held at Lawrence Sundaram Auditorium of Loyola College, Chennai by Lester Embree, William Dietrich Scholar in Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, USA. and Chairman, CARP. V. C. Thomas, Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University and Boniface Jayaraj, Rector, Loyola College, Chennai spoke on the occasion. 

Those present on the occasion and felicitated the programme were Joseph Xavier, Principal, Loyola College, Chennai, D. Raja Ganesan, Professor of Education, University of Madras, S. Panneerselvam, Professor of Philosophy, University of Madras, Syed A. Sayeed, Professor of Philosophy, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, and Prasenjit Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, IIT Mumbai.

On the occasion of the inauguration of the Centre, a national conference on Life-world was organized in association with Loyola College, Chennai from 27 to 29 June 2002.  The conference was sponsored by CARP.

Paper Presentations

  • Gabriel M., Professor of Philosophy, Madras Christian College, Chennai
  • Gautam Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, Assam University, Silcher, Assam
  • Lester Embree, Professor of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, USA & Chairman, CARP
  • Lourdunathan S., Professor of Philosophy, Arul Anadar College, Madurai
  • Pannerselvam S., Professor of Philosophy, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Prasenjit Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, IIT Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Raja Ganesan D., Professor of Education, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Sebastian V. T., Professor of Philosophy, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • Syed Abdul Sayeed, Professor of Philosophy, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Themes

  • Relevance of phenomenology today
  • Phenomenological research in contemporary world
  • Phenomenology and Indian philosophy
  • Phenomenological method in philosophical and non-philosophical disciplines
  • Philosophy of Kierkegaard
  • Phenomenology and subaltern Studies
  • Phenomenology and Aesthetics

The Centre organized a three-week summer workshop on Phenomenology from 5 to 26 June 2002 at Citadel, Chennai. The programme attracted a large number of students pursuing research in the area of Phenomenology.  Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (CARP), USA, sponsored the workshop.

Resource Persons

  • Gautam Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, Assam University, Silcher, Assam
  • Lester Embree, Professor of Philosophy, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Prasenjit Biswas, Professor of Philosophy, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong
  • Raja Ganesan, Professor of Education, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry

Themes

  • Mundane Phenomenology
  • Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl
  • Phenomenology and Aesthetics
  • Phenomenology of Social Sciences

The Centre organized a workshop in the Academic Centre of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR) at Lucknow from 30 October to 20 November 2001. The Philosophy of Martin Heidegger was the theme for this three-week workshop. Dr. Roop Rekha Verma, Vice-Chancellor of Lucknow University inaugurated the workshop. Dr. V. C. Thomas, Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University delivered the keynote address. Research Scholars and faculty from various colleges and Universities participated in the workshop. The workshop was sponsored by ICPR.

Resource Persons

  • Johnson J. Puthenpurackal, Professor of Philosophy, Vijnananilayam, Eluru, Andhrapradesh
  • Pannerselvam S., Professor of Philosophy, University of Madras, Chennai
  • Thomas V. C., Professor of Philosophy, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
  • Vedaparayana G., Professor of Philosophy, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati

Themes

  • Phenomenology and Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Martin Heidegger
  • Hermeneutic Phenomenology