Dr. Nishant Irudayadason

nishantName: Nishant A. Irudayadason                                                               

 Address:         Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Post Box 3022, Ramwadi, Nagar Road, Pune 411 014; Phone No: (020) 41036158; Email ID: nishant@jdv.edu.in; Website:              http://jdv.edu.in

Academic Qualification: PhD – Université Paris-Est, France & Institute catholique de Paris, France

Thesis: Penser un monde par-delà les frontières

Post-doc – Boston College, US

 Subjects Teaching: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Phenomenology, Jewish Philosophy, Contemporary Western Philosophy, Hermeneutics, Bioethics

 Area of Specialization or Research Interest: Deconstruction, Geopolitics, Applied Ethics


Penser un monde par-delà les frontières. Sarrebruck: Editions Européens Universitaires, 2010.


“The End of Ethics?: Interface between Ethics and Postmodernism.” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, January 2002, 97-111.

“Debout dans la lumière, accueillons le salut de Dieu.” La revue de VEA: D’un congrès à l’autre. No. 285, November 2005.

“La sagesse hindoue pour une spiritualité cosmique: une lecture herméneutique de Purusha-sûkta de Rig-veda 10.90.” Spiritus. No. 190, November 2008, 107-120.

“Tears That See... Do You Believe? Derrida’s Deconstructive Reading of Husserl and Levinas.” Relation and Relativity: Studies on Moral Issues. Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Dr. Felix Podimattam, OFMCap. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Delhi: Media House, 2010, pp. 21-59.

“Treasuring the Word: Biblical Hermeneutics in Priestly Ministry.” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies. Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2010, 4-25.

“The Virtue Forgiveness.” AUC: Asian Journal of Religious Studies. Vol. 55, No. 5, September 2010, 4-25.

“Ethics, Postmodern.” ACPI Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Vol. 1. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010, 471-475.

“Death.” ACPI Encyclopaedia of Philosophy, Vol. 1. Edited by Johnson Puthenpurackal. Bangalore: Asian Trading Corporation, 2010, 365-368.

“Death and Dignity.” Sathadeepam.  March 2011.

 “The Difficult Relationship between India and China over the Brahmaputra River.” Asianews, July 2011.

“Folly by Another Name: Foucault and Lyotard on Knowledge,” Jnanadeepa: Pune Journal of Religious Studies. Vol. 14, No. 2, July 2011, 161-176.

“For Whom the Bell Tolls after Gadaffi?” Sathadeepam.  November 2011.

“Geostrategic Approach to the dispute over South China Sea.” Sathadeepam.  December 2011.

“2012: The International Year of Sustainable Energy.” Sathadeepam.  January 2012. 


Presented a Paper on “Recontres des religions et cultures indiennes,” at Missions Etrangères de Paris, France, September 2005.

Presented a Paper on “Les trios voies de liberation,” in the National Congress of Vivre de l’Evangile Ensemble Aujourdhui held in Avignon, France, November 2005.

Participated in the Fifth International JDV Pune-Insbruck conference in Pune on Quest for Human and Cosmic Fullness, August 28-31, 2009 organized by Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.

Presented a paper on “Nanotechnology: Moral Challenges and Opportunities,” at the International Symposium in Lonavala on Nanotechnology: The Master of Science and the Mystery of Religion, January 1-5, 2010 organized by the Indian Institute of Science and Religion.

Presented a paper on “Evolving an Ethics of Nanotechnology,” in a conference in Goa on Nanotechnology, February 12-13, 2010 organized by Sangam and St. Xavier’s College.

Presented a Paper titled “Knowledge from Postmodern Perspectives” on 28 October 2010 for the National Seminar organized by IGNOU in Delhi on the theme Philosophy and Distance Education: Innovations in Knowledge Infusion.

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