National Symposium

National Symposium:
Quest for Truth: A Spectrum of Certitude

The philosophy department of Paurasthya Vidyapitham organised a two-day national symposium titled, “Quest for Truth: A Spectrum of Certitude”, on 17 and 18 of January 2019.  Rt. Rev. Dr. James Anaparambil, Coadjutor Bishop of Diocese of Alleppey, inaugurated the symposium and Dr. Felix Wilfred delivered the keynote address.  Ten papers were presented on these two days: ‘Hermeneutics and the Quest for Truth’ by Dr. Martin Kallungal, ‘certitude in Philosophical Sciences’ by Dr. Vincent Sekhar S.J., ‘Certitude in Contemporary Politics’ by Dr. Pius Malekandathil, ‘Certitude in Natural Sciences’ by Dr. Kuruvilla Pandikattu S.J., ‘Certitude in Religious Sciences’ by Dr. Johnson J. Puthenpurackal Ofm. Cap, ‘Truth and Silences of History in India’ by Dr. Sebastian Vazhapilly S.J., ‘Certitude in Literature’ by Dr. Gigi Joseph, ‘Certitude in Media’ by Dr. Shivaprasad and ‘Certitude in Post-truth Era’ by Dr. Sooraj Pittapillil. On 18 January before the concluding session there was a group discussion and presentation of reports by the participants and a panel discussion by Dr. Saju Chakkalackal CMI and Dr. Rose Mary. The concluding session was presided by Rt. Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop, Diocese of Parasala. The symposium was coordinated by Dr. Anto Cheranthuruthy and Dr. Sooraj Pittapillil.