Dr. Johnson Puthenpurakal OFM Cap

Dr. Johnson J. Puthenpurackal                                                           

Vijnananilayam, Janampet, Vijayarai-534475, Eluru, A.P., India

08812-225881; 0-9441021125; johnsonjp@rediffmail.com

Academic Qualifications: M.A.; Ph.D.

Subjects Taught: History of Western Philosophy, Logic, Aesthetics, Philosophical Anthropology, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, etc.

Areas of Academic Interest: Heidegger, Hermeneutics, Phenomenology of Human Existence, Logic, Aesthetics, etc.

Short Biodata:

I was born on 2nd July 1946 at Kuravilangad (Kerala, India), and I belong to the Order of Friars Minor Capuchins (OFMCap). I had my higher studies (M.Ph.) at JDV, Pune, and M.A. & Ph.D. at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). I was a resident member of the staff at Calvary Philosophical College, Trichur (1976-79, 1985-90), and since 1990 professor of philosophy at Vijnananilayam (Janampet, Eluru, A.P.). I have served as Rector of Vianney College, President of Vijnananilayam, Secretary and President of the ACPI. Being the Editor-in-Chief of ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2010) and being honoured with a Festschrift (2012) were two of the recent events of academic importance. 

Books:

Heidegger, Through Authentic Totality to Total Authenticity: A Unitary Approach to His Thought in Its Two Phases. Louvain: Leuven University Press, 1987.

Francis of Assisi: Relevant to India? ed. Bangalore: ICRF Publications, 1991.

Prayer in Indian Tradition, ed. Bangalore: ICRF Publications, 1994.

Call to Evangelization: The Franciscan Response in the Socio-Ecological Context of India, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 1997.

Dalit Movement in India: A Franciscan Response, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 1999.

Ecumenism: Franciscan Perspective, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 1999.

Evangelical Poverty: A Franciscan Theological Perception, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 2001.

Towards a New World: A Franciscan Multi-Perspectival Vision, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 2001.

The Postmodern…A Siege of the Citadel of Reason, ed. Delhi: Media House, 2002.

Globalization in the Franciscan Perception, ed. Janampet: ICRF Pubications, 2003.

Call to Work – Call to Creation: A Multi-Perspectival Look, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 2003.

Globalization in the Franciscan Perception, ed. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 2003.

Philosophical Methods: Through the Prevalent to a Relevant, ed. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2004.

Going to the Roots: A Multi-Disciplinary Study.  Festschrift in Honour of Dr. K. Luke, OFMCap., ed. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2005.

Pluralism of Pluralism: A Pluralistic Probe into Philosophizing, ed. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2006.

Relation and Relativity: Studies on Moral Issues, ed. Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Dr. Felix Podimattam, OFMCap. Delhi: Media House, 2010.

ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (two volumes), Editor-in-Chief. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010.

Raimon Panikkar, Being beyond Borders: A Commemorative Volume, ed. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.

Articles:

        1.     

 “The Irreconcilability of Thomism and Phenomenology: A Thinking beyond Edith Stein.” The Living Word, Vol. 93 (1987): 325-38.

  1.  “Essencing or Essence of God: The Heideggerian Perspective.” Indian Theological Studies (March-June 1992): 93-107.
  2.  “The Challenge to Be a Thinker: A Heideggerian Perspective.” In The Role of the Philosopher Today, 15-31. Edited by Anand Amaladass. Madras: T. R. Publications, 1994.
  3. “The Radicality of Heideggerian Hermeneutics: A Look into His Unique Contribution.” In Hermeneutics: Truth and/or Meaning, 34-44. Kondadaba: St. John’s Regional Seminary, 1994.
  4. “Technology to Ecology, Provocation to Evocation: A Probe into Heidegger’s Thought.” In Call to Evangelization: The Franciscan Response, 108-27. Edited by Johnson J. Puthenpurackal. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 1997.
  5.  “Wisdom, the Ground and Horizon: A Philosophical Reflection.” Vijnanadipti  (June 1998): 19-29.
  6.  “Response to the World-wide Opinion Poll concerning Philosophy at the End of Twentieth Century.” In Quo Vadis Philosophie? Antworten der Philosophen. Dokumentation einer Weltumfrage, 244-50. Edited by Raúl Fornet-Betancourt. Aachen: Wissenschaftsverlag Mainz, 1999.
  7. “Philosophizing for the New Millennium.” Vijñānadīpti  (June 1999): 189-201.
  8. “Transition to the Postmodern: Nietzsche and Heidegger.” In The Postmodern..A Siege of the Citadel of Reason, 14-30. Edited by Johnson J. Puthenpurackal. Delhi: Media House, 2002.
  9. “Death of Art – Truth of Art: The Postmodern Transition.” In The Postmodern..A Siege of the Citadel of Reason, 131-46. Edited by Johnson J. Puthenpurackal. Delhi: Media House, 2002.
  10. “Truthfulness to the Truth as Openness to the Open: Heideggerian Perspective.” Vijñānadīpti  (June 2002): 122-36.
  11. “Ethical Claim of the Other Face: Phenomenological Analysis of Levinas.” In Social Relevance of Philosophy, 57-74. Edited by P. George Victor. New Delhi: D. K. Printworld, 2002.
  12. “Freedom in the Indian Constitution.” In The Constitution of India: A Philosophical Review, 20-31. Edited by George Panthanmackel. Delhi: Media House, 2003.
  13. “Globalization with a Difference: A Franciscan Alternative.” In Globalization in the Franciscan Perception, 109-23. Edited by Johnson J. Puthenpurackal. Janampet: ICRF Publications, 2003.
  14. “Philosophizing in Asia: Future Perspectives and Paradigm Shift.” (Papers of TEPAC Conference, Piliyandala, Sri Lanka), Vijnanadipti, vol. 6, no. 2 (June 2004), 201-17.
  15. “Phenomenological Hermeneutics: The Twin-Method of Contemporary Continental Philosophy.” In Philosophical Methods: Through the Prevalent to a Relevant, 203-19. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2004.
  16. “The Phenomenon of Money: A Philosophical Look.” In Truth, Power, Money: A Postmodern Reading, 77-91. Edited by Stanislaus Swamikannu. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2004.
  17. “Philosophizing from Dalit Perspective.” In Subaltern Perspectives: Philosophizing in Context, 23-46. Edited by George Thadathil. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2005.
  18. “The Humans in Conflict: A Philosophical Look.” Vijnanadipti, Vol. 7, No. 1 (January 2005), 4-17.
  19. “Philosophizing as Going to the Roots: Pre-rational Response to Reality.” In Going to the Roots: A Multi-Disciplinary Study, pp. 18-38. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2005.
  20. “The Phenomenon of Work: The Way of Human Existence as Worldly and Bodily.” Divyadaan 17/2 (2006), 137-49.
  21. “Pluralism: A Philosophical Clarification of the Notion.” In Pluralism of Pluralism: A Pluralistic Probe into Philosophizing, 17-37. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2006.
  22. “Language as Languaging: A Heideggerian Perspective,” Vijnanadipti, Vol. 8, No. 1 (January 2006): 5-21.
  23.  “Experience of Absurdity: A Contemporary Form of Evil.” Vijnanadipti, vol. 8, No. 2 (June 2006): 140-51
  24. “The Question of the Human: In the Postmodern Context of Growth of Technology and Birth of Globalization.” In Rehumanizing the Human: Interdisciplinary Essays on Human Person in Context, 29-48. Edited by Augustine Pamplany. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2006.
  25. “Advaita and Aletheia: An East-West Parallel.” In Studies in Vedanta: Essays in Honour of Professor S.S. Rama Rao Pappu (15th International Congress of Vedanta; Andhra University, Visakhapatnam), 199-211 (New Delhi: D. K. Printworld, 2006.
  26. “Institutionalization of Religion: Progress or Regress?” In Romancing the Sacred, 247-66. Edited by George Karuvelil. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2007.
  27. “Cultural Rootedness and Cultural Openness: A Postmodern Text in the Indian Christian Context.” In Culture as Gift and Task: Philosophical Reflections in the Indian Context, 60-77. Edited by Keith D’Souza. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2008.
  28. “The Hermeneutic Revolution: The Ontological Hermeneutics of Heidegger.” Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy & Education 19, 1-2 (2008), 119-41.
  29. “Philosophy and Theology: Identity and/or Difference.” In Faith and reason Today: Fides et Ratio in a Post-modern Era, 145-50. Edited by Varghese Manimala. Washington D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2008.
  30. Religious Formation as an Enabling Process: A Philosophical Reflection." Jnanodaya Journal of Philosophy (2008), 97-108.
  31. “Philosophizing of Tribals: Indian Christian Perspective.”  In Enigma of Indian Tribal Life and Culture: Philosophical Investigations, 341-62. Edited by Vincent Aind.  Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2009.
  32. “Humans as Violent: A Philosophical Look.”  In Violence and Its Victims: A Challenge to Philosophizing in the Indian Context, 19-38. Edited by Ivo Coelho. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010.
  33. “Sympathy: A Study Based on Max Scheler’s Philosophy.” In Compassion: Passion for Communion (Festschrift for George Therukaattil), 81-92. Edited by Jacob Naluparayil. Kochi: Karunikan Books, 2010. 
  34. “ACPI.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 23-24. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010.
  35. “Phenomenology of Aesthetics.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 39-45.
  36. “Apollonian vs. Dionysian.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 92-95.
  37.  

    “Boundary.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 191-92.

  38. “Existential Choice.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 262-64.
  39. “Christianness.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), pp. 269-70.
  40. “Community.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 292-96.
  41. “Complementarity.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 305-07.
  42. “Creativity.” In ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 337-39.
  43.  

    ”Duty vs. Responsibility.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 423-24.

  44. “Event-ing (Ereignis).” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 483-85.
  45.  

    “Evil, Philosophy of.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 496-500.

  46.  

    “Globalization, Philosophy of.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 569-71.

  47. “Global Village vs. Cosmic Home.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 571-74.
  48. “Humour.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 637-40.
  49.  

    “Hybridization.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 640-42.

  50.  

    ‘Imagination.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 656-59.

  51. “Inculturation vs. Enculturation.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 669-70.
  52. “Indianness.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 676-78.
  53. “Intellectualism vs. Voluntarism.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 700-02.
  54.  “Money.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 912-16.
  55. “Phenomenology, Method of.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1023-26.
  56.  “Philosophy.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1030-35.
  57. “Pluralism.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), pp. 1047-51.
  58.  

    “Silence.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1285-88.

  59. “Sports-and-Games vs. Play.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1333-35.
  60. “Technology vs. Ecology.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1370-73.
  61. “Violence, Philosophy of.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1496-99.
  62.  “Wisdom.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1525-29.
  63.  “Work.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1529-32.
  64.  “Way-Marga-Tao.” ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010), 1513-15.
  65. “Towards a Secular Spirituality: Philosophical Perspective,” in All by Love: New Vistas in Theological Spirituality, Festschrift in Honour of Prof. Dr.  Antony Mookenthottam, 179-90. Edited by Jose Maniparampil & K. Henry Jose. Bangalore: Tejas Vidyapeetha, 2011.
  66. “Culture and Civilization: A Philosophical Probe into Their Relation.” In Religion and Culture: A Multicultural Discussion (Festschrift in Honour of Francis X. D’Sa, SJ), 5-16. Edited by Clemens Mendonca & Berd Jochen Hilberath. Pune: Institute for the Study of Religion, 2011.
  67. “With Boundary beyond Boundary: Towards a New-ward Journeying.” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies 14 (July 2011), 103-16.
  68.  “Human Transcendence and Divine Encounter: Towards a Phenomenology of Religion.” Chennai: Sacred Heart Seminary, 2011.
  69. “Rooted in Tradition and Open to Innovation: Philosophical Reflections.” In Tradition and Innovation: Philosophy of Rootedness and Openness, 15-34. Edited by Saju Chackalackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2011.
  70. "Dubois, Abbè Jean Antoine." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity. Edited by Roger E. Hedlund et al. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012), 234.
  71. "Philosophy, Christian Contributions." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of South Asian Christianity. Edited by Roger E. Hedlund et al. (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012), 551-52.
  72. History as the Story of Victors: A Postmodern Reading.” In History and Historizing: Philosophical Reflections. Edited by John Peter Vallabadoss. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  73. “Authentic Existence according to Heidegger.” In Authentic Existence: A Philosophical Probe. Edited by George Panthanmackel. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  74. “Towards an Authentic Philosophizing with Head, Heart, Hands: Philosophical Reflection and Autobiography.” In Authentic Existence: A Philosophical Probe. Edited by George Panthanmackel. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  75. “Peace as Cultural Disarmament: Journeying with Raimon Panikkar.” In Raimon Panikkar, Being beyond Borders: A Commemorative Volume, 356-74. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  76. “Heidegger and Panikkar: Relation and Influence.” In Raimon Panikkar, Being beyond Borders: A Commemorative Volume, 427-44. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  77. “Thinking as Thanking: An Epilogue,” in Raimon Panikkar, Being beyond Borders: A Commemorative Volume, 625-29. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.
  78. “Tradition Enabling and Disabling Development.” In Tradition, Freedom and Development: Hermeneutic Appropriations. Washington: Council for Research in Values in Education (CRVP), 2012.
  79. “Yours Gratefully.” In Authentic Existence: A Philosophical Probe, 553-56. Edited by George Panthanmackel. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012.