Dr.Sekar Sebastin

Dr. S. Sekar Sebastin

Sacred Heart Seminary,

Poonamallee,  

Chennai – 600 056,

Tamil Nadu – India

Mobile: (0) 9952327856: E Mail: sekarsebastin@gmail.com

Academic Qualification: M. A, M. Phil, Ph. D

Subjects teaching: History of Western Philosophy, Philosophical Anthropology, Ethics, Postmodernismand Introduction to Marxism

Short Bio-data:

I was born on 14th June 1969 at Vayalogam (Tamil Nadu, India), and I belong to the Diocese of Tiruchinappalli. I was ordained on 16th April 1997. I had my higher studies (M.A.) at M.A in Philosophy at Arulandar College, Karumathur, Madurai, M. Phil in Philosophy, Annamalai University, Chidamabaram, Pre-doctorate at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) and Doctorate from The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy. I am a resident member of the staff at Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai since 1999. I have served as Dean of the Department of Philosophy from 2005 to 2012.

 Books:

Radical Responsibility for the Other: An Ethical Appraisal of Emmanuel Levinas (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010) (ISBN: 81-7086-599-9)

The Axiology of Humanism in Christianity (Delhi: Originals Publication, 2011) (ISBN: 13: 978-81-8454-108-3, ISBN: 10:81-8454-108-2)

 Articles:

“A Spirituality for the Religious of Our Time,” Indian Journal of Spirituality, Indian Institute of Spirituality, Bangalore, Vol. XX – No. 4, October – December, 2007, pp. 399-405.

“Concept of Civil Society: Its Evolutionary Understanding and Implications” Sacred Heart Perspectives Journal of Culture and Religion, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2007, pp. 1-19.

“Culture as Operative and/or Liberative,” in Keith D’Souza, S.J. ed., Culture as Gift and Task Philosophical Reflections in the Indian Context (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2008), pp. 290-304.

“Responsibility towards the Other in Levinas” in Vallabadoss John Peter, ed., Openness to the Other (Kottagiri: The Friary, St. Joseph’s Capuchin Philosophical College, 2008), pp. 25-45.

“Conflict of Identities – A Philosophical Unravelling of Diverse Frontiers: An Introductory Remark” Sacred Heart Perspectives Journal of Culture and Religion, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2008, pp. 1-6.

 “The Contribution of Hannah Arendt to Political Theory” SatyaNilayam Chennai Journal of Intercultural Philosophy, SatyaNilayam, Chennai, No. 16, August 2009, pp. 65-83.

“Ethical Foundation of  Consciousness in Emmanuel Levinas,” Suvidya Journal of Philosophy and Religion, Suvidya College, Bangalore, Issue no. 0974-6110, June 2009, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 24-34.

“Unit I: Early Medieval Philosophers” Print Material for BA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2009.

“Unit II: Philosophy of St.  Thomas Aquinas” Print Material for BA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2009.

"The Significance of the Vision of Religious Experience in William James," Jnanodaya Journal of Philosophy, JnanodayaSalesian College, Yercaud, Issue No. 17, June 2010, pp. 65-80.

“Unit III: Jewish and Islamic Philosophers” Print Material for BA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2010.

“Unit VI: Ethics in Medieval Western Philosophy” Print Material for BA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2010.

“Unit I: Discourse Ethics” Print Material for MA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2010.

“Unit II: Social Institutions” Print Material for MA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2010.

“Terrorism” in ACPI Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Ed., Johnson J. Punthenpurackal (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010) pp. 1373-1375.

“Violence: An Ethical Response”in Ivo Coelho, (ed.), Violence and Its Victims A Challenge to Philosophizing in the Indian Context (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010) pp. 39-53.

“The Mystery and Reality of Death,” Catechetics India, Nitika/Don Bosco, Kolkatta, Vol. XXVII, No. 4 November 2010, Pp. 26-31. 

“Subaltern Culture: A Way for Ideal Liberation” Sacred Heart Perspectives Journal of Culture and Religion, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai, Vol. 2 No. 1 and 2, December 2010, pp. 1-17.

“Mind and Body in Ancient Western Philosophy” Print Material for MA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011.

“Mind and Body in Medieval Western Philosophy” Print Material for MA degree in Philosophy, School of Interdisciplinary and Trans-disciplinary Studies and CBCI Chair, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, 2011.

“Philosophical and Human Formation of Priests – A Concern of the Day” The Platinum Jubilee Souvenir (Chennai: Sacred Heart Seminary, August, 2011) pp. 61-65.

“Dialectics of Identity and Difference” in Tradition and Innovation: Philosophy of Rootedness and Openness, ed. SajuChackalackal ((Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2011) pp. 143-164.

“Historical and A-historicals: A Postmodern look” in History and Historizing: Philosophical Reflections, ed. John Peter Vallabadoss ((Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012) pp. 41-58.

“Authentic Existence in Emmanuel Levinas” in Authentic Existence A Philosophical Probe Festschrift in honour of Dr. Johnson J. Puthenpurackal, OFMCap, ed. George Panthanmackel, MSFS ((Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2012) pp. 330-348.

“Philosophy and Religious Formation” Vidya Deep Journal A Theological Biannual Vol. 2 No. 1, June 2012, pp. 58-79.

“Human Relationship – Progress or Regress” in Please Love: Love is the Heart of the World, compiled by AmalSdc (Chennai: Guanellian Publications, 2013) 21-31.

“Freedom and Relationality in Gender Issues” Sacred Heart Perspectives Journal of Culture and Religion, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai, Vol. 3 Issue 1, March - August 2013, pp. 1-12.

“The Ethical Conception of God: A Levinasian Implication” Sacred Heart Perspectives Journal of Culture and Religion, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee, Chennai, Vol. 3 Issue 2, September 2013 - February 2014, pp. 48-59.

“The Dynamics of Power: Vivifying Stultified Asymmetrical Relations” in Identity, Difference and Conflict: Postcolonial Critique, eds. Victor Ferrao& James Ponniah (Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2013) pp. 64-83.