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  1. Joseph Kaipayil (2009). Relationalism: A Theory of Being. Bangalore: JIP Publications.
    In this work, the author tries to give an ontological foundation and framework for relationalism, by interpreting the meaning of being in terms of particular (individual) in its relationality. This work provides many an insight into how we can look at not only metaphysics but epistemology and ethics as well from a relationalist point of view.
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  2. Joseph Kaipayil (2008). An Essay on Ontology. Kochi: Karunikan Books.
    In this work, the author elaborates on his position on philosophy and ontology. Not only does he defend critical ontology and metaphysics but he also dismisses any kind of speculative ontology and metaphysics as epistemologically untenable. Furthermore, in this work, the author puts together for the first time his relationalist theory of being, called “ontic relationalism" .
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  3. Joseph Kaipayil (2003). Human as Relational: A Study in Critical Ontology. Bangalore: Jeevalaya Institute of Philosophy.
    This book is an attempt to understand the human being, using the method of critical ontology. The human person, as an embodied conscious being, stands in triple relationality with the world around them, maintains the author. I-exist, I-know and I-act are respectively the ontic, epistemic and ethic relationality of our being.
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  4. Joseph Kaipayil (2002). Critical Ontology: An Introductory Essay. Bangalore: Jeevalaya Institute of Philosophy.
    This monograph contains the author’s initial reflections on "critical ontology." Conceived primarily as a method of doing philosophy in general and ontology in particular, critical ontology approves the Kantian critique of knowledge, without, however, endorsing its agnosticism of metaphysics.
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  5. Joseph Kaipayil (1995). The Epistemology of Comparative Philosophy: A Critique with Reference to P.T. Raju's Views. Rome: Centre for Indian and Inter-Religious Studies.
    Even as dismissive of pursuing Comparative Philosophy for achieving East-West synthesis in philosophy, the author maintains the need for “open philosophizing.” “Open philosophizing” is one characterized by dialogical openness to culturally diverse philosophical traditions and thought-patterns.
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