The following courses are offered by the Institute.
1. Diploma in Philosophy and Religion (Dip. Ph.)
The minimum qualification for this course is Higher Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent. This one-year course is meant for those students who are not candidates for priesthood. As a rule a total of 35 credits are to be obtained, chosen from the basic courses from all major branches of Philosophy.
2. Bachelor of Philosophy (B. Ph.)
The minimum qualification for admission to this course is B.A. or its equivalent and sufficient knowledge of English. The Institute of Philosophy offers a four-semester (2 years) course, leading to Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy (B.Ph.)
3. Master of Philosophy (M. Ph.)
The minimum qualification for admission to the M.Ph. course is B.Ph. or its equivalent. Any student holding an equivalent certificate should pass a qualifying examination conducted by the Institute. This course comprises of specialised studies and research work in Philosophy. The duration is of four semesters (2 years) at the end of which there will be a comprehensive exam leading to M.Ph. degree.
1. BACHELOR OF PHILOSOPHY (B. Ph.)
The B.Ph. graduate programme consisting of various courses is spread over a period of 2 years. A course is determined by the credit it carries. One credit is 15 periods or their equivalent. Besides the dissertation, a total of 72 credits are to be obtained to qualify for the B.Ph.; of these, 68 will be for basic courses and 4 for 2 seminars and 2 electives.
In the second year, the student is required to write a research paper of minimum 40-60 pages, on any topic related to Philosophy or its allied subjects. The student prepares it under the direction of any one of the professors of the Faculty. At the end of the year, the student has to submit two copies, one to the director and the other to the library.
I. HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY
HP 01 Ancient Philosophy 2 Cr
This course makes a general survey of the history of philosophy from Thales to Plotinus, i.e, from 600 B.C. to 300 A.D., showing a rapport between Hellenism and Christianity. This course further tries to bring to limelight a general description of spiritual phenomenon towards which this philosophy is oriented. It also highlights a thematic division; World, Man and God based on the Pre-Socratic and the post-Socratic period. Special focus is also given to Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and their schools.
Bibliography: Burnet, John, Greek Philosophy, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1968. Copleston, Frederick, A History of Philosophy, vol.1. Norwich: Burns Oates Publishers, 1947. Guthrie, W.K.C., A History of Greek Philosophy, vols I-IV, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1974. Huby, M. Pamela, A Critical History of Philosophy, New York: Freed Press, 1964. Thonnard, A.A., A Short History of Philosophy, New York: Desclec Company, 1960.
Abraham Giri Raju
HP 02 Medieval Philosophy 2 Cr
This course deals with the main ideas of St. Augustine, Pseudo-Dionysius, Boethius, John Scotus Eriugena, St. Anselm, St. Thomas, St. Bonaventure and John Duns Scotus as circulated in the Middle Ages, with a view to pinpoint some of the basis of Christian thought.
Bibliography: Copleston, Friedrick, A History of Philosophy, vol.2, New York: Image Books, 1962. Thilly, Frank, A History of Philosophy, Allahabad: Central Publishing House, 1985.
HP 03 Modern Philosophy 2 Cr
This study deals with the period of renaissance in the West marked by the contributions of brilliant thinkers like Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz (Rationalism). The period of enlightenment is inaugurated by Locke, Berkeley and Hume (Empiricism) in England, Voltaire and Rousseau in France, and Kant and Hegel (Idealism) in Germany.
Bibliography: Copleston, F., A History of Philosophy, vols 4-8, New York: Image Books, 1985. Mayer, Frederick, History of Modern Philosophy, New Delhi: Eurasia Publishing House, 1951. Scuton, R., From Descartes to Wittgenstein: A Short History of Modern Philosophy, London, 1981.Thilly, Frank, A History of Philosophy, Allahabad: Central Publishing House, 1985.
Henry Jose K., msfs
HP 04 Contemporary Philosophy 2 Cr
This branch presents Positivism, Materialism, Idealism and Existentialism. It also tries to analyse whether the richness of contemporary philosophical thought can be confined within such narrow categories.
Bibliography: Caponigri Robert A., History of Western Philosophy, vols 4-5, Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame, 1971. Copleston, F., A History of Philosophy, vols 8-9, New York: Image Books, 1985. Hamlyn, D.W., The Penguin History of Western Philosophy, London: Penguin Books, 1987. Passmore John, A Hundred Years of Philosophy, London: Penguin Books, 1994.
Henry Jose K., msfs
HP 05 Idealism, Marxism, Positivism 2 Cr
This course makes a philosophico-historical survey of Marxism from its inception to the present day. The materialistic conception of history, critique of capitalism, critique of religion and critique of philosophy, and the contribution of Marxism to Christian self-understanding in the present world are the areas of investigation.
Bibliography: Divatia, Suchita, Idealistic Thought in Indian Philosophy, New Delhi: D.K. Print, 1994. Howie J. & Buford Thomas, Contemporary Studies in Philosophical Idealism, Massachusetts: Claude Stark, 1975. Allison, Henry, Idealism & Freedom, Cambridge: University Press, 1996.
Henry Jose K., msfs
HP 06 Existentialism 2 Cr
Existentialism is a contemporary philosophical position, which came to its development in the philosophers of Soren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, Jean Paul Sartre, Gabriel Marcel and Karl Jaspers. They underline the typically metaphysical question of being and some of them, such as Heidegger, display a profound acquaintance with the great ancient and medieval metaphysics. The course highlights the main features of their teachings.
Bibliography: Heidegger, Martin, Being and Time, Tr. Joan Stambaugh, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996. Jaspers, Carl, Philosophy, Tr. Ashton, vols 1-3, Chicago: Universtiy of Chicago Press, 1969-1971. Kierkegaard, Sören, Tr. H.V. and E.H. Hong, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1987. Marcel, Gabriel, Being and Having, Tr. K.Farrer, Westminister: Dacre, 1949. Sartre, Jean Paul, Being and Nothingness, Tr. Hazel E. Barnes, New York: Philosophical Library, 1948.
HP 07 Phenomenology 1 Cr
Phenomenology is that great philosophical movement which, along with life philosophy, brought about the break with the nineteenth century. It goes beyond ancients and moderns and strives to reactivate the philosophical life in our present circumstances. The course investigates into the phenomenologies of Franz Brentano, Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler, Nicolai Hartmann, Merleau Ponty, Roman Ingarden, Emmanuel Levinas, and St. Edith Stein.
Bibliography: Barber, M.D., Guardian of Dialogue: Max Scheler’s Phenomenology, Sociology and Philosophy of Love, Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1993. Husserl, Edmund, Cartesian Meditations: An Introduction to Phenomenology. Tr. Dorion Cairns, The Hague: Nijhoff, 1960. Levinas, Emmanuel, Totality and Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority, Tr. AlphonsoLingis. The Hague: Nijhoff, 1979. Merleau-Ponty, Maurice, Phenomenology of Perception, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962. Stein, Edith, On the Problem of Empathy, Tr. Waltraut Stein. Washington : ICS Publications, 1989.
George Panthanmackel, msfs
HP 08 Linguistic Philosophy 1 Cr
Analytic and Linguistic Philosophy, 20th-century philosophical movement, that aims to clarify language and analyse the concepts expressed in it. Although no specific doctrines or tenets are accepted by the movement as a whole, analytic and linguistic philosophers mostly agree that the proper activity of philosophy is clarifying language, or, as some prefer, clarifying concepts. The aim of this activity is to settle philosophical disputes and resolve philosophical problems, which, it is often argued, originate in linguistic confusion. This course examines the works of some prominent figures of this movement such as Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, G. Frege, A.J. Ayer, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gilbert Ryle and P. F. Strawson.
Bibliography: Ayer, A.J. Language, Truth and Logic, London: Gollannez, 1936. Dummett, M.A.E. The Origins of Analytical Philosophy.London: Duckworth, 1993. Russell, B. The Analysis of Mind. London: Allen & Unwin, 1921. Scruton, R. From Descartes to Wittgenstein: A Short History of Modern Philosophy, London, 1981.Wittgenstein, L. Philosophical Investigations. Oxford: Blackwell, 1953.
HP 09 Post-Modernism 1 Cr
Recent years have witnessed radical changes in our social and political existence, with traditional ideas and ways of living increasingly being called into question. Such questioning has led to a crisis of uncertainity characteristic of ‘postmodernism’, most usefully thought of as an elastic critical category with a range ofapplications and potential understandings. These trends are evident among the prominent postmodernists such as Michael Foucault, Hean Francois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Fredric Jameson, Julia Karisteva, Edward Soja, Marshall McLuhan and a host of others. The course attempts to critically review their viewpoints.
Bibliography: Ermarth, E.D., Sequel to History: Postmodernism and the Crisis of Representational Time, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1992. Harvey, D., The Condition of Postmodernity: An Enquiry, Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. Hutcheon, L., The Politics of Postmodernism, London and New York: Routledge, 1989. Sarup, Madan. An Introductory Guide to Post-Structuralism and Postmodernism, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. sim, Stuart (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Postmodernism, London: Routledge, 2001. Ward, Glenn, Postmodernism. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997.
Henry Jose K., msfs
II SYSTEMATIC PHILOSOPHY
SP 01 Introduction to Philosophy 1 Cr
The study of introduction to philosophy helps the students to know the definition, meaning, nature, object and the method of philosophy. It further examines the main branches and the history of philosophy, philosophical pluralism, the relation of philosophy to other allied disciplines, the complementarity of the Western and the Eastern thought.
Bibliography: Amaladass, Anand, Introduction to Philosophy, Chennai: Satya Nilayam Publications, 2001. Bali, D.R., Introduction to Philosophy, New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1989. Glenn, Paul J., An Introduction to Philosophy, London: Doughty Mews, 1966. Randall, J.H., Philosophy, an Introduction, New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1971.
SP 02 Scientific Methodology 1 Cr
This course helps the students to understand the basic approaches to study scientific methodology for writing research papers with theory and practical work-stages, elements of theses and dissertations, quotations, documentation skills, bibliography, style and mechanics.
Bibliography: Anderson, Janathan, et al., Thesis and Assignment Writing, New Delhi: Wiley Eastern Limited, 1986. Dominic, How toTrain Your Mind for Study and Scientific Work, Allahabad: St. Paul Publications, 1982. Joseph, Antony A., Methodology for Research, Bangalore: TPI, 1986.
SP 03 Philosophy of Being 2 Cr
In the first part, the treatise deals with the aim of Ontology, its material and formal object; the kinds of being; the comprehension and extension of being; the supreme principles that govern all beings; act and potency as primary general determination of being; the problem of change and movement that affect beings and it rounds off with the question of distinction between essence and existence. The second part takes up the consideration of the transcendental attributes of being: one, true, good and beautiful. In the third part the treatise concludes with a brief consideration of the supreme categories that affect beings: essence, nature, hypostasis, person and relations.
Bibliography: Bittle, Celestine N., The Domain of Being – Ontology, Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1938. Panthanmackel, George, Coming and Going: An Introduction to Metaphysics from Western Perspectives, Bangalore: ATC, 1999. Burkhardt, Hans (ed.), Handbook of Metaphysics and Ontology.
Joseph Francis B.
SP 04 Philosophy of God 3 Cr
The first part deals with the Existence of God: Ontological, Cosmological , Anthropological and Moral. The second part presents the Attributes of God: goodness, perfection, omnipotence, omnipresence, changelessness, eternity and infinity. The third part analyses the problem of evil and the problem of creation.
Bibliography: Bogliolo, Luigi, Rational Theology, Bangalore: TPI, 1987. Hick, John, Evil and the God of Love, London: Macmillan, 1990. Bittle, Celestine N., God and His Creatures, Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Company, 1953.
SP 05 Philosophy of Human Person 2 Cr
This course tries to answer the basic philosophical question: who am I? I am a conscious being-in-the-world. I am a free dynamic person. I am a social, religious and inter-subjective being. I am a being-for-death with a hope for eternal bliss.
Bibliography: Mondin, Battista, Philosophical Anthropology, Bangalore: TPI, 1983. Sumner, Claude, Philosophy of Man, 3 vols, Bangalore: TPI, 1989. Bittle, Celestine N., The Whole Man, Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1943.
SP 06 Philosophy of Science and Nature 2 Cr
This study investigates the definition, formal object and material object of Cosmology, the ultimate reasons, causes and principles which govern the world, general properties of material bodies, quantity, space and time, place and relativity etc. It investigates closely the ultimate constituents and the origin of the material universe, the problem of evolution, a basic knowledge of modern physics, chemistry, biology and astronomy in as much as it is helpful to understand the problem of Cosmology.
Bibliography: Foley, L.A., Cosmology: Philosophical and Scientific, Milwaukee, 1962. Eddington, A.S., Space, Time and Gravitation, Cambridge, 1920. De Chardin, Teilhard, The Phenomenon of Man, London: Collins & Harper, 1965. Darvin, Charles, On the Origin of Species. London: Collins Press, 1860. Hawking, Stephen, A Brief History of Time, London: Bantam Press, 1988.
Varghese Karukulathel, cmf
SP 07 Logic 3 Cr
Having elucidated the preliminary notions of logic, the course gradually discusses the rules of right thinking and valid arguments. After having presented a comparison between Deduction and Induction, this course shall focus on the different types of inferences and the nature and types of fallacies.
Bibliography: Mellone, S.H., Introductory Text Book of Logic, London: Win Blackhood and Sons, 1950. Bittle, Celestine N., The Science of Correct Thinking, Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1950.
Gerard Pushparaj C.
SP 08 Epistemology 2 Cr
After a few preliminary observations regarding the psychosomatic nature of the human beings, what is basic to all human knowledge and the three primary truths, a brief but comprehensive picture in human Sense Cognition and Intellection is presented. Then the individual parts or sections of this process is critically examined and their validity is upheld against various contrary opinions that have been suggested down the centuries. Finally the ultimate criterion of the genuineness of human knowledge is examined.
Bibliography: Bittle, Celestine N., Reality and the Mind, Milwaukee: The Bruce Publishing Co., 1936. Mercier, Jean L., Epistemology and the Problem of Truth, Bangalore: ATC, 2000. Hassett, D., et al., Epistemology for All, Corle: The Mercier Press, 1968.
Gerard Pushparaj C.
SP 09 Moral Philosophy (Ethics) 2 Cr
Nature and scope of Ethics - Relation to other sciences - The fundamental concepts of Ethics and principal theories of ethical standard - Moral Pathology - Evil and its forms - The theories of punishment and the postulates of morality.
Bibliography: Composta, Dario, Moral Philosophy and Social Ethics, Bangalore: TPI, 1988. Finnis, John, Fundamentals of Ethics, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983. Keeling, Michael, The Foundations of Christian Ethics, Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1990. Mackenzie, John S., A Manual of Ethics, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1973. Rosmini, Antonio, Principals of Ethics, Leominster: Fowler Wrights Books, 1988. Taylor, Paul W. (ed.), Problems of Moral Philosophy: An Introduction to Ethics, California: Wordsworth Publishing Co., 1978.
Anthony Raj A.
SP 10 Philosophical Hermeneutics 1 Cr
This subject occupies a central position in current philosophical discussions. It introduces the preliminary perspectives of philosophical hermeneutics, highlighting its origin, development and goal. It then points out the position of Schleiermacher, Dilthey, Gadamer and Paul Ricoeur. This course is meant to give an orientation to Biblical Hermeneutics.
Bibliography: Palmer, Richard, Hermeneutics, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1969. Gadamer, Hans George, Philosophical Hermeneutics, Tr. & Ed. David E. Linge, California: University of California Press, 1976.
III. SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION
SPR 01 Social Problems 2 Cr
Social Problems, their nature, relativity and cultural basis. Social change, population problems in the Indian context, poverty and unemployment, crime and juvenile delinquency, prostitution, suicide, beggary, alcoholism and drug-addiction, problems of industrialization and urbanization.
Bibliography: Merton, Robert K., and Robert Nisbet (ed.), Contemporary Social Problems, New York: Harcourt Bruce Jovanovich, Inc., 1971. Desrochers, John, and George Joseph. India Today, Bangalore: Centre for Social Action, 1988. Heredia, Rudolf C. and Edward Mathias (eds.), The Family in a Changing World – Women, Children and Strategie of Intervention, New Delhi: ISI, 1995.
Mathew Kalathungal, msfs
SPR 02 Social Doctrine of the Church 2 Cr
Beginning with an overall view of the development of Catholic Social Thought from Biblical times and more from the encyclicals - Rerum Novarum of Leo XIII (1891) to Centesimus Annus of John Paul II (1991), this course deals with the Indian social reality with an emphasis on the problem of injustice and inequality and the role and involvement of the Indian Church in the numerous socio-economic, political & cultural problems of the country.
Bibliography: All the papal Encyclicals, Conciliar and Synodal Documents. Desrochers, John, The Social Teaching of the Church, Bangalore: John Desrochers, 1981. O’brien, David J, and ThomasA. Shannon, Catholic Social Thought: The Documentary Heritage, Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1992. FABC Statements from 1972-1996. CBCI statements from 1945-2002.
SPR 03 General Psychology 3 Cr
The study of this subject helps to know the meaning, nature and scope; historical development; methods; physiological basis of behaviour; heredity and environment; senses and sensation; perception. Thinking and learning; attention and memory; intelligence and aptitudes; instincts and emotions; motivation; personality-types and theories.
Bibliography: Munn, Norman L., Introduction to Psychology, Bombay: Oxford IBH Publishing Co., 1967. Mangal S.K., General Psychology, New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1988. Weber, Ann, Introduction to Psychology, New York: Harper Perennial, 1991. Murphy G., An Introduction to Modern Psychology, 4th ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975. Woodworth, R.S., Contemporary Schools of Psychology, London: Methuen, 1948.
Eugene Newman Joseph
SPR 04 Personality Development 2 Cr
This course is designed to provide the students with a general introduction to core concepts and major theories in personality development. The development of the human person is multivariate, and the theories of personality development are about the complex intra- and inter-individual change over time: any theory of personality development considers the causes of change from one or more of the general theories. In this course, the development of various human faculties such as cognition, psychosexuality, morality, emotionality and temperament are discussed within the theoreticalframework of stage theories, differential approaches and empirical- or theoretical-behaviourist approaches to personality development.
Bibliography: Engler, Barbara, Personality Theories: An Introduction, 3rd ed, Boston: Houghten Mifflin Co., 1991. Hall, Calvin, Lindzey & Campbell, Theories of Personality, 4th ed., New York: ohn Wiley & Sons Inc., 1998. Lerner, Richard M., Concepts and Theories of Human Development, 2nd ed, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc., 1997. Broughton, John M., ed. Critical Theories of Psychological Development, New York: Plenum Press, 1987. Ruckman, R.M., Theories of Personality, 5th ed., California: Brooks Cole: Pacific Grove, 1993.
Eugene Newman Joseph
SPR 05 Abnormal Psychology 1 Cr
This course is an introduction to Abnormal Psychology. A basic understanding of abnormal psychology will be provided with a treatment of history of abnormal psychology, its causes and various symptoms, leading to a brief concentration on psychosis and anxiety disorders. This should motivate students to learn more about other disorders.
Bibliography: Comer, Ronald J., Abnormal Psychology, 2nd ed., New York: W. H. Freeman & Co., 1992. Mangal, S. K., Abnormal Psychology, New Delhi: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1984. Sarason, G. Irin and Barbara R. Sarason, Abnormal Psychology: The Problem of Maladaptive Behaviour, 8th ed., New Delhi: Prentice-Hall of India Pvt. Ltd., 1998. Tiwari, Govind, Abnormal Psychology: A Dynamic Approach, Agra: Vinod Pustak Mandir, 1983.
Eugene Newman Joseph
SPR 06 Psychology of Religion 1 Cr
Psychology of Religion deals with the area of religion and mental health. In this course the subjects dealt with are as follows: What isreligion, psychological sources of religion, religion in Adolescence and Youth, Conversion, and Prayer. Man s a combination of thought, will and emotion. Religion needs the co-ordination of all these three elements for a better orientation towards the Supreme Being. This course offers the students the ways in which their psychological nature has to be integrated with their spiritual nature.
Bibliography: Clark, Walter Houston., The Psychology of Religion, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1963; James, William, The varieties of Religious Experience, London: Longmans green and Co., 1928; Byrnes Joseph F., The Psychology of Religion, New York: Free Press, 1984; Faber, Heije, Psychology of Religion, London, SCM Press, 1976.
Gerard Pushparaj C.
SPR 07 Comparative Religion and Philosophy 2 Cr
A comparative study is made on world religions with a special focus on Buddhism (Mahayana, Hirayana and Zen Buddhism), and Islam, with a special emphasis on Muhammad and the Quran, Muslim creed and practice, Muslim schools and sects and Islam’s contribution to Indian and world culture.
Bibliography: Whitson, R.E., The Coming Convergence of World Religions, New York: Newman, 1971. Ward, Keith, Religion and Revelation, Oxford: Clarendon, 1994. Ward, Keith, Images of Eternity, London: Darton, 1987.
Antony Kolenchery, msfs
SPR 08 Sociology of Religion 1 Cr
This course is an introduction to the Sociology of Religion. The sociological approach to religion and social functions of religion; religious beliefs and ritual; types of religious beliefs; religion and social control; religion and social change; religion in modern societies.
Bibliography: Pickering, W.S.P., Durkheim’s Sociology of Religion, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984. Robertson, Roland (ed.), Sociology of Religion, New York: Penguin Books, 1984. Wilson, Bryan, Religion in Sociological Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Otto, Maduro, Religion and Social Conflicts, New York: Orbis Books, 1982. Weber, Max, Sociology of Religion, New York, 1970.
Mathew Vallipalam, ofm cap.
SPR 09 Philosophy of Communication 2 Cr
This course covers general introduction and philosophical basics of communication. Communication: definition, key concepts, functions and process of communication. It differentiates various types of communication and introduces development-communication. It initiates the students for effective communication skills and media education.
Bibliography: Mcquail Denis, Mass Communication Theory an Introduction, London, Sage Publications, 1994. Schramm, Wilbur, The Story of Human Communication, New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1998. Rosengren, Karl Erik, Communication: an Introduction, London: Sage Publications, 2000.
SPR 10 Islam 1 Cr
The origin and growth of Islam. Prophet Mohammed- his birth, early life, call and mission. The Holy Quran. The five pillars of Islam – Shahada, Salat, Saum, Zakat and Hajj. Various sects of Islam. Muslim festivals. Sharia, Muslim personal law. Sufism, Islamic mysticism. Dialogue with Islam.
Terence Farias, sj
IV. INDIAN PHILOSOPHY
IP 01 Ancient Indian Philosophy 4Cr
This course highlights the following aspects: General Introduction to Indian Philosophy, a historical survey of Indian thought and its development, the sacred books of Hinduism: Sruti and Smrti. It explains also the Religion and Philosophy of the Vedas, Vedic gods and sacrifices, Anthropology, Cosmology and Eschatology of the Vedas, Purusharthas and Ashramas; the Philosophy of the Upanishads, Brahman and Atman, The Mahavakyas, liberation and some Upanishadic texts; the religion and the philosophy of the Smrti literature: Epics, Puranas, Dharmasastras and Agamas and the Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita.
Bibliography: Bhattacharya et al., The Cultural Heritage of India, Calcutta: The Ramakrishna Mission, 1970. (5 vols.). Dasgupta S., A History of Indian Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922-50 (5 vols). De Smet R., et al., Religious Hinduism, Mumbai : St. Paul’s, 1996. Mahadevan TMP., Invitation to Indian Philosophy, New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1974. Radhakrishnan S., Indian Philosophy, London: George Allen and Unwin, 1948 (2 vols.). Radhakrishnan S., The Principal Upanisads, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1953. Sharma C., A Critical Survey of Indian Philosophy, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1964.
IP 02 Indian Philosophical Systems 4 Cr
Heterodox Systems: origin and development of Carvaka, Jainism and Buddhism, Buddhist Philosophical Schools and Neo-Buddhism. Orthodox systems: origin, sources, and key texts and structure of Nyaya, Vaiseshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mimamsa and Vedanta Schools. Advaita of Sankara, Visishtadvaita of Ramanuja, Dvaita of Madhva and other schools of Vedanta.
Bibliography: Larson G.J., Classical Samkhya, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1979. Mueller, Max, The Six Systems of Indian Philosophy, New Delhi: Associated Publishing House, 1978. Pande, G.C., Life and Thought of Sankaracarya, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1994. Prasada R., Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras..., New Delhi: Oriental Books, 1978. Sharma B.N.K., A History of Dvaita School of Vedanta and Its Literature, Bombay: Booksellers Publishers Co., 1961. Vireswarananda, Swami, Brahma-Sutras, Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1982.
IP 03 Saivism, Saktism and Vaishnavism 3 Cr
General analysis of the Saivite tradition, its historical development, Saivite literature, main schools of Saivism with a special emphasis on Saiva - Siddhanta and Virasaivism. Saktism, Sakti worship, Durga or Parvathi, Sakti as the Ultimate Reality, Tantric Sadhana and liberation. Origin and development of Vaishnavism, Vishnu’s avatars and forms, Vaishnava worship, Bhakti movements, Vaishnavite literature and theological schools.
Bibliography: Bhandarkar R.G., Vaisnavism, Saivism and Minor Relgious Systems, New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1983. Bharati A., The Tantric Tradition, London: Rider & Co., 1965. Dhavamony M., Love of God according to Saiva-Siddhanta, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971. Gonda J., Aspects of Early Visnuism, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1993. Nandimath S.C., A Handbook of Virasaivism, Delhi: Motilal Banarsidas, 1979. Pandit, Motilal A., Saivism: A Religio-Philosophical History, New Delhi: Theological Research and Communication Institute, 1987.
Richard Britto & Gerard Pushparaj C.
IP 04 Contemporary Indian Philosophy 3 Cr
The impact of the Western and Christian thought on the 19th century Hinduism is well represented by the movements like Brahma Samaj founded by Raja Rammohan Roy, Arya Samaj founded by Dayananda Saraswathi, Ramakrishna Missionfounded by Swami Vivekananda. This course highlights also the militant nationalistic political philosophy advocated by B.G. Tilak, Ambedkar and the philosophical contributions of Aurobindo, Radhakrishnan and Mahatma Gandhi and the philosophy of Gurus like Sri Rajneesh, Sai Baba, J. Krishnamurti and of the Hare Krishna Movement.
Bibliography: Sharma R.N., Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Delhi: Atlantic Publishers, 1991. Tandom, Veena, Contemporary Indian philosophy, Delhi: Rajat Publishers, 2000. Srivastava R.S., Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Ranchi: Sharda Publishers, 1984. Mahadevan T.M.P., & Saroja G.V., Contemporary Indian Philosophy, Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1981.
V. ALLIED SUBJECTS
AS 01 Liturgy 1 Cr
Nature of Christian Liturgy, its place in the life and activity of the Church. Liturgy and Spirituality; liturgy and private devotion; importance of active participation in the liturgy; need for liturgical formation; importance of Holy Scripture in liturgy; hierarchical and communitarian nature of Christian liturgy; didactic and pastoral nature of liturgy, principles regarding liturgical inculturation; promotion of liturgical renewal at the parish and diocesan levels.
Bibliography: Puthanangady, Paul, Initiation to Christian Liturgy, Bangalore: TPI, 1977. Martimort, A.G., The Church at Prayer, Vol.1, Priniciples of Liturgy, Collegeville: The Litrugical Press, 1987. Crichton, J.D., The Church’s Worship, London: Geoffrey Chapman, 1964. Lebon, Jean, How to Understand the Liturgy, London: SCM Press Ltd., 1987.
AS 02 Background to the Bible 1 Cr
This course introduces the student into the world of the Bible, the sacred book of ancient Israel and Christianity. The following aspects are taken into consideration: introduction; divisions: O.T. and N.T. as a library of books; writing materials; formation and transmission; history of manuscripts; texts and versions; literary forms; Bible history.
Bibliography: R.E. Brown, et al., eds., The New Jerome Biblical Commentary, Bangalore: TPI, 1995, 3-7, 186-200, 447-452, 587-595, 768-771, 1083-1112; Idem, Introduction to the New Testament, Bangalore: TPI, 2000.K. Luke, Companion to Bible, Vol. I. Bangalore: TPI, 1987; W. Harrington, New Guide to the Reading and Studying the Bible, Wilmington: Michael Glazier, 1978; J.H. Hayes, Introduction to the Bible, London: SPCK, 1971; A.R. Ceresko, The Old Testament: A Liberation Perspective, Bandra: St Pauls, 1993; W.H. Schmidt, Old Testament Introduction, Bombay: St. Paul Publication, 1992;
Xavier Terrence T.
AS O3 Introduction to the Psalms 2 Cr
Use of psalms in the liturgy became more and more extensive from the middle of the fourth century onward. In the liturgy of the Word during Mass the responsorial psalm always follows the first reading, and the Church also prays the psalms when celebrating the other sacraments. Christian hymns, which began to appear near the end of the first century and developed strongly in the second and third centuries, were suppressed. The Synod of Laodicea (ca. 360 C.E.) ruled that only psalms were to be sung during the official liturgy (canon 59). Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan (d. 397), although he himself wrote hymns that were introduced into the Church’s liturgy, energetically advocated the use of the psalms in the Church’s public prayer. Furthermore, the psalms are the official prayer of the Church. They provide the basic framework for the Liturgy of the Hours and the prayer of the monastic orders in choir. In this light, the course offers to the students an introduction to the psalms in view of helping them to acquire adequate knowledge of the psalms in order to praythem devotionally in the daily Liturgy of the Hours and to interpret them responsibly in the daily Mass.
Bibliography: L.C. Allen, Psalms 101-150, WBC, vol.21, Dallas, Word Books, 1983. A.R. Ceresko, Introduction to OT: A Liberative Perspective (Revised and Updated Edition), New York, Orbis Books, 2001. __________, Psalmists and Sages. Studies in Old Testament Poetry and Religion, Bangalore, TPI, 1994. P.C. Craigie, Psalms 1-50, WBC, vol.19, Dallas, Word Books, 1983. K. Farmer, “Psalms 42-89,” in W.R. Farmer, (ed.), The International Bible Commentary: An Ecumenical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century, Bangalore, TPI, 1998, 880-897. H.-W. Jüngling, “Psalms 1-41,” in W.R. Farmer, (ed.), The International Bible Commentary: An Ecumenical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century, Bangalore, TPI, 1998, 836-879. H.-J. Kraus, Theology of the Psalms, Minneapolis. 1986. ———, Psalms 1–59, Minneapolis, 1988. ———, Psalms 60–150, Minneapolis, 1989. J.S. Kselman, and M.L. Barré, “Psalms,” in NJBC, 523-552. J. Limburg, “The Book of Psalms,” in ABD, vol. VI, pp 600-622. K. Luke, Companion to the Bible: Bible in General & OT, vol. I and II, Banglaore, TPI, 1993. J.C. McCann, “The Book of Psalms,” in The New Interpreter’s Bible. A Commentary in Twelve Volumes, vol. IV, 641-1280. R.E. Murphy, The Gift of the Psalms, Massachusetts, Hendrickson, 2003. ___________, Responses to 101 Questions on Psalms and Other Writings, Mumbai, St Pauls, 1994. G. Ravasi, “Psalms 90-150,” in W.R. Farmer, (ed.), The International Bible Commentary: An Ecumenical Commentary for the Twenty-First Century, Bangalore, TPI, 1998, 898-916. M.E. Tate, Psalms 51–100, WBC, vol.20, Dallas, Word Books, 1990. C. Westermann, The Psalms: Structure, Content, and Message, Minneapolis, Augsburg, 1980.
Joseph Titus P.
AS 04 Catechetics 2 Cr
General introduction to the fundamental os Catechetics; Christocentricity in catechesis; catechesis as old as the Church, its place in the Church’s pastoral and missionary activity; its source, subject, some ways and means of catechesis; the joy of faith in a troubled world and the task that concerns us all.
Bibliography: Catechism of the Catholic Church, Bangalore: TPI, 1994. NBCLC,”God with us” series. D’Souza, Cyril, Catechesis for India Today, Bangalore, 1994. Morissette, Herve, Teachers of the Faith: Pedagogical Guidelines for Religious Education, Bangalore: The Holy Cross Fathers.
Mathew Kalathungal, msfs
AS 05 The History of the Ancient West Asia 1 Cr
The Influence of the Ancient West Asian countries on Israel and on the Bible in particular is so significant that the religious life of Israel cannot be studied in isolation. In view of preparing the students for a better understanding of the Bible, especially f the Old Testament, this course gives a brief history of the Ancient West Asian peoples such as the Sumerians, Assurians, Babylonians, Hurrians, Amorites, Canaanities, Hittites and the Egyptians, obviously with a special focus on the history of Israel.
AS 06 Latin 1 Cr
Longman’s Latin Grammar; Part I: nouns, cases, adjectives, verbs, pronouns, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions.
VI. ElectiveS and Seminars
ES 01 Saivism
ES 02 Vaishnavism
ES 03 Islam in India
ES 04 Religious Fundamentalism
ES 05 Popular Hinduism
ES 06 Feasts and Festivals of India
ES 07 Indian Hermeneutics
ES 08 Philosophy of History
ES 09 Philosophy of Language
ES 10 Plotinus and Procession
ES 11 Process Philosophy
ES 12 Philosophy of Karl Rahner
ES 13 Political Philosophy
ES 14 Philosophy of Liberation
ES 15 Philosophy and Environment
ES 16 Science and Mysticism
ES 17 Social Psychology
ES 18 Educational Psychology
ES 19 Developmental Psychology
ES 21 Fides et Ratio
ES 22 Mass Media & Communication
ES 23 Human Rights
ES 24 General Directory for Catechesis
ES 25 Globalisation
ES 05 Popular Hinduism
This course attempts to study some of the beliefs, practices, customs, manners and cultural traditions of Hinduism as lived by its followers. Their daily rituals, ceremonies and sacraments (samskaras), feasts and festivals, pilgrimages, etc., are analysed critically.
Bibliography: Dass B., Domestic Manners and Customs, Banares: Medical Hall Press, 1860. Mukherji A.C., Hindu Fasts and Feasts, Gurgaon: Vintage Books, 1989. O’Malley L.S.S., Popular Hinduism: The Religion of the Masses, Delhi: Shubhi Publications, 2000. Sharma D., Hindu Belief and Practice, New Delhi: Arnold-Heinemann, 1987. Singh C., et al., Hinduism, New Delhi: Crest Publishing House, 1996.
ES 15 Philosophy of Environment
The key principles that are dealt in this course are equal intrinsic value for all beings, relationship with the world, questioning of personal life style, of society and of experience, self realisation or wide identification, the recognition of supportive environment, Gestalt ontology, the need for each individual to think about his/her own ecosophy, ecology, and commitment to action.
Bibliography: Kormondy, E.J., Concepts of Ecology, New Delhi: Progressive Publishers, 1983. Pratt, Vernon, et al., Environment and Philosophy, London : Routledge, 2000. Sessions, George (ed.), Deep Ecology for the Twenty-First Century, Boston, 1995. While, L., Historical Roots of our Ecological Crisis, New York: Oxford, 1967.
Henry Jose K., msfs
ES 17 Social Psychology
Social Psychology studies the relationships arising out of the interaction of individuals with each other, in social situations. It deals with thinking, feeling and action of an individual in Society. It studies about social interaction, socialization , kinds of formation of groups, formation and change of public opinion, crowd and mob behaviour, leadership, war and peace.
Bibliography: Schneider D.J., Introduction to Social Psychology, New York: HBJ Publishers, 1988. Morris R. and Ralph H.T., Social Psychology, New York: Basic Books Inc. Publishers, 1981. Dewey R and Humber W.J., Introduction to Social Psychology, New York: Macmilan co., 1966. Sherif M. and Sherif C., Social Psychology, London: Harper and Row, 1969. Gergen K.J., Social Psychology, New York, Harper and Broklen Publishers, 1981.
Gerard Pushparaj C.
ES 18 Educational Psychology
This course treats the following topics: principles of learning, kinds and process of learning, learning, retention and forgetting, motivation in learning, individual differences, measurement of intelligence, exceptional children, mentally retarded child, gifted child, delinquents and emotionally maladjusted child, tension, frustration and conflict, defence mechanisms, and common behaviour problems.
Romav S. Fernandes
ES 21 Fides et Ratio
This course analyses the encyclical of Pope John Paul II, Faith and Reason promulgated on 14th September 1998. Going through its contents and themes, the course establishes the place of reason in the study of theology.
ES 24 General Directory for Catechesis
This course attempts to study the document of the Congregation for the Clergy, General Directory for Catechesis released on 11th August 1997. This study focuses its attention on the norms and criteria for presenting the Gospel message in catechesis and the pedagogy of the faith.
Mathew Kalathungal, msfs
ES 25 Globalization
Globalization is a process of shrinking the world in terms of time and space, making the world feel smaller and distances shorter. This course aims at studying the impact this multifarious phenomenon haslurk under its glittering surface.
Bibliography: Jogdand, P.G., & Michael, S.M., Globalization and Social Movements, New Delhi, Rawat Publications, 2003. Amaladoss, M., Globalization and its Victims, New Delhi, Vidyajyothi / ISPCK, 2000.
Henry Jose K., msfs