Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx

Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: Integral Sociology and Dialectical Sociology
by D. P. Chattopadhyaya (1 customer review)
Editorial Reviews:Book Description
Karl Marx and Sri Aurobindo with whose ideas this book is mainly concerned, through belong to two different cultures and ages, the affinity of their chosen themes is very instructive. Admittedly their methods are opposite. One is a dialectician and the other an integralist. Interestingly enough, some of their basic conclusions are similar. It is evident from their common commitment to holism, historicism and anarchism. And this originally induced the author of this work to make comparative study of these two very unlike thinkers. This book will be of interest to social scientists, philosophers and the reading public.
Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Pub; 2nd Ed edition (December 1, 1991)
ISBN: 8120803884
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A great mind of our times , October 5, 2005
Reviewer:savitriera - See all my reviews
An exhaustive survey of the human condition and destiny, this superb volome has not lost an iota of its significance even after a quarter-century and many vicissitudes of history. That both Marx and Sri Aurobindo were lovers of Man and foresaw emancipation, might be the point of departure for this comparative enterprise but scope of the analysis occupies a much larger space to encompass the visions of almost all thinkers pertaining to evolutionary possibilities of the humanity as well as their unfoldment in history.
In the wake of 'clash of civilisations' it may look illusory to talk of 'Human Unity' today, but the book is in one voice with Sri Aurobindo to announce a sublime future for Man and its inevitability. Elsewhere, Dr Chattopadhyaya has expressed reservations about certin aspects in this early work, and hence an updated companion volume from a great mind of our times would be of immense interest.

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