Prof. George Panthanmackel, msfs
Doctor of Western Philosophy (Innsbruck, Austria)
Doctor of Indian Philosophy (Bangalore, India)
Suvidya College, Electronics City, P.O
Bangalore – 560100, Karnataka, India
Tel: 080-7832303, 7833584
Ø Dr George Panthanmackel, born on 22-03-1958, is Professor of Philosophy at Suvidya College, Bangalore.
Ø He has also been a Visiting Professor of Philosophy to several other Institutes teaching both graduates and postgraduates.
Ø He has the professional experience of 22 years.
Ø He has already taught several subjects: Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Anthropology, Methodology, Sociology, Public Administration, Political Science, History of Western Philosophy, Contemporary Indian Philosophy, and Marxism.
Ø He holds two Doctorates in Philosophy: in Indian Philosophy from the University of Bangalore and in Western Philosophy from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
Ø He has authored six books and edited one. His books are the following: (1) NATURE OF JESUS CHRIST ACCORDING TO KARL RAHNER, (2) ONE IN MANY: AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE METAPHYSICAL VISION OF KARL RAHNER, (3) COMING AND GOING: AN INTRODUCTION TO METAPHYSICS FROM WESTERN PERSPECTIVES, (4) A FORM IN FORMS: THE FORM OF POSTMODERNISM, (5) IN STRUGGLE AND DIALOGUE WITH: A CONCISE HISTORY OF WESTERN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE PHILOSOPHY, (6) SOCIETY IN BEING: METAPHYSICAL FOUNDATION OF SOCIOLOGY, (7) THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA: A PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEW (editor).
Ø In 2009-2010 (for one year from March to March), he worked at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as Senior Consultant of Philosophy and organized its BA Philosophy Syllabus, especially by editing the entire 238 Units (Chapters).
Ø He has published about 70 research Papers / articles in national and international Journals. The following are some of his philosophical articles / papers:
-Panthanmackel, George. “The Roots of Economic Disparity and Poverty”. Dharma. Vol. 20, No. 1 (January-March 1995).
-Panthanmackel, George. “Problem of Evil: Hick’s Sumlimation of Plantinga”. Dharma. Vol. 23, No. 2 (April-June 1998).
-Panthanmackel, George. “Sree Narayanaguru’s Concept of Equality”. Divyadaan. Vol. 8, No.2 (1997).
-Panthanmackel, George. “Does the Categorical Imperative Presuppose Freedom, or Freedom the Categorical Imperative?”. Divyadaan. Vol. 11, No. 2 (2000).
-Panthanmackel, George. “Deconstruction of Derrida’s Difference as a Possible Way to Metaphysics”. Vijnanadipti. Vol.3, No.2 (June 2000).
-Panthanmackel, George. “Alternation or Antinomy? A Critical Look at Absolute as Alternation in Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya”. Suvidya Journal. Vol.1, No. 1 (June 2007).
Ø He has learnt 11 languages and 1 dialect: Greek, Latin, Hebrew, German, English, French, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Lotha (dialect).
Ø He was Dean of Suvidya College, and has been Registrar of the same College since 2004. He is also the President of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India (ACPI).
Ø He is the Chief Editor of the Fransalian International. He is also on the Editorial Boards of Indian Journal of Spirituality, Suvidya Journal of Philosophy and Religion, and the Associate Editor of the ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Ø He has participated in National and International Conferences, also presented Papers at some of them. He has also organized a few of such conferences.