Saturday, December 22, 2012

Greek philosophy is no freak

He does not realise the difference between a historical movement like ancient Greek philosophy (which exists only in textbooks) and the varied Indian ‘darshanas’ which are still practised, because he is cut off from any living tradition except secular science.]

Considering the current agitations against corruption and crime against women, we Indians certainly can’t claim any superior status of practising ‘darshanas’ or deprecating Western philosophy. Heehs imbroglio shouldn't be a pretext to spread prejudice against academics and critical reason. [TNM55]

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