Kuruvilla Pandikattu SJ
Prof Dr Kuruvilla Pandikattu Joseph SJ (1957- ), Dean, Faculty of Philosophy, Jnan Deepa, Institute of Philosophy and Theology, Pune, India, is a Jesuit priest (DUM) who pursues his research in science and philosophy.
The holder of three Master's Degrees and two Doctorates (in philosophy and theology) from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, he has written extensively on topics of science, religion and philosophy. Author of more than 45 books and 216 scholarly articles, has been involved in the dialogue between science and religion and between religions.
The focus of his academic engagement has been: Issues in Philosophical Anthropology, Science-Religion Dialogue and Viable Life-Styles (TAMAS and Laudato Si'). He also contributes to the role of science, technology and spirituality towards fostering a sustainable life.
Dean and Professor of Philosophy, Science and Religion, at JDV, Pune
Director, JDV Centre for Science-Religion Studies
Organiser of Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
Areas of specialization:
Dialogue as a Way of Life
Science and Religion
Advanced Issues in Science & Religion
Symbol, Metaphor, Parable
Philosophy of Science
Humans as "Between, Before and Beyond"
God as "Ever Approachable, Never Attainable"
Love as "Useless, but not Meaningless"
Human Response as: "Active Denial, Passive Submission or Prophetic Acceptance"
TAMAS (There Are Many Alternative Stories)
Main Research Areas/Interests:
Particle physics ("God particle") and philosophy
Death and After (including physical immortality and transhumanism)
Sustainable Life (TAMAS: "There are many alternative stories")
Dialogue as Way of Life (science-religion dialogue and hermeneutics)
Anthropological Issues (freedom, love, death, human nature, etc.)
Symbol, Parable, Metaphor and Myth (Hermeneutics and more)
Philosophy of Technology (Nanotechnology, Chaos Theory, Bioethics, Neurology and Neurotheology)