Dr. Devasia Muruppath Antony
Dr. Devasia M. Antony began his teaching career at Hindu College, University of Delhi, in the year 2005. He has triple under-graduate degrees, two in Philosophy discipline and one in Theology. He did his M.A. in Indian Philosophy and Religion from the prestigious Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, and passed the examination with distinction. He received his M.Phil. degree in Philosophy from the University of Delhi and his M.Phil. dissertation titled “Some Hermeneutic Reflections on Religious Speech Acts’ received special acclaim by the examiners. The University of Delhi conferred on him the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Philosophy in the year 2012 for his thesis “Hermeneutic Understanding and Meaning in Religious Language: An Elucidation with Reference to Adi Samkara, Wittgenstein and Derrida.” The thesis won critical acclaim from the examiners for the pioneering research he had undertaken.
He has been teaching various courses such as Classical Indian Philosophical Systems, Vedantaparibhasa, Mulamadhyamakakarika, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Debates, Ethics in the Public Domain, etc. at the undergraduate level. He has also taught postgraduate students in the University Department for a period of eight years courses such as Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Advaita Vedanta of Adi Samkara. He also supervises the research work of doctoral students.
Thus far he has published 22 research papers in various journals and in edited volumes and has presented over 24 papers in international/national conferences and workshops. He has delivered 18 invited lectures at various centers/institutes of higher education. He has been elected the General Secretary of the Indian Association for the Study of Religions (IASR) for a consecutive second term and is a life-member of the Indian Philosophical Congress (IPC) as well as member of the Association for the Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI).
His research interests include Hermeneutics of Religious Language, Classical Indian Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Indian Philosophy of Language and Comparative Religion.