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Baccalaureate in Philosophy

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Teacher :

Dr Sankoorikal Martin & Alias Manoj Francis


The course entitled Modern Trends in Philosophy attempts to make a critical study of Post-Truth Era with its Postmodern roots. To this end, at first, we critically explore the key figures in Postmodern movement namely, Michael Foucault, Jacques Derrida and Jean Francois Lyotard. Secondly, we expose the intellectual connection between the eclipse of truth in the post-truth era and the postmodern dislike for grand narratives and postmodern critical revaluation of the enlightenment hegemony of human reason. In addition, the course offers a corrective for the eclipse of truth, an intellectual training that enables the students to have a coherent picture of truth in an age of fake news and post truth.


  1. Stanley J. Grenz, A Primer on Postmodernism (Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996).
  2. Hans Bertens and Joseph Natoli, Postmodernism: The Key Figures (Massachusetts: Blackwell Publishers, 2002)
  3. Christopher Butler, Postmodernism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
  4. Victor E. Taylor and Charles E. Winquisit, (eds.) Encyclopedia of Postmodernism(London and New York: Routledge, 2001).
  5. Leslie Hill, The Cambridge Introduction to Jacques Derrida (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
  6. Thomas E. Woods, The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era (New York: Colombia University Press, 2004).
  7. James K. A. Smith, Who is Afraid of Postmodernism (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2006).