Fr. Dr. Joy Ainiyadan

Rector, St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary

Area of Specialization: Philosophy

Contact : +91 9605635943, joyaini@gmail.com


EDUCATION SUMMARY
  • B.Ph. from Sacred Heart College, Poonamalle affiliated to Urban University, Rome (1984).
  • B.A. (History) from Madras University (1984).
  • B.Th. from Sacred Heart College, Poonamalle affiliated to Urban University, Rome (1989).
  • Licentiate in Philosophy from Gregorian University, Rome (1996) – Title of thesis for Licentiate: The Nature and Worth of Justice in Plato’s Republic.
  • Doctorate in Philosophy from Gregorian University, Rome (2000) - Title of Doctoral Dissertation: The Nature of the Open Society according to Karl Popper in His Opposition to Plato.
PASTORAL AND TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS
  • Assistant Parish Priest - Kottekkavu, N. Paravoor (from April 1989 to January 1990)
  • Parish Priest - Olivemout (from January 1990 to June 1992)
  • Assistant Executive Director - Save A Family Plan, India (from June 1992 to October 1993)
  • Parish Priest - Palarivattom (from October 1993 to June 1994)
  • Parish Priest - Ambalamedu (from October 2000 to February 2001)
  • Controller of Examinations at Paurastya Vidyāpīṭham from 10 March 2006 to 9 March 2009.
  • Head of the Department of Philosophy from 2011-
CURRENT TEACHING ASSIGNMENTS AND SUBJECTS
  • Teaching Introduction to Philosophy, Logic (Induction & Deduction), Medieval Philosophy, Epistemology and Theodicy at Paurastya Vidyāpīṭham. Taking elective subjects such as Philosophy of Democracy, A Critique of Karl Popper’s Theory of the Open Society and A Critique of Plato’s Political Philosophy.
  • Teaching Introduction to Philosophy and Epistemology at St. Thomas Benedictine Abbey, Kappad.
AREAS OF INTEREST
  • Political philosophy
  • Philosophy of God
  • Philosophy of knowledge
  • Logic