Tuesday, March 29, 2016

World Union ushering in global peace and human unity

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo happened to see each other for the first time on March 29, 1914. Their legacy, today, flows in manifold directions and multifarious areas. But one running theme of their teachings is philosophy. And, therefore the notion that all life is yoga. It is individual, collective, and universal at the same time. Academic philosophy, on the contrary, is a maze which refuses to accept any purpose of its own. Creating collages in delectable prose seems to be the whole game. Its entertainment value for the connoisseurs is handsome but whether it can lead one in the right direction is uncertain.

The Mother & Sri Aurobindo also help in keeping a safe distance from Hindutva. They espouse a vision of India which is liberal, modern, and forward-looking. They also foresee a World Union ushering in global peace and human unity. And, they posit this as an Evolutionary inevitability. So, following their philosophy is far more important than mere intellectual surfing or skiing. However, it doesn't appear that tenured Professors will submit themselves to learning. [TNM55]

1. Whose Philosophy Lost Its Way? (Post 1 of 3)
March 22, 2016 by Blog Contributor by Anand Jayprakash Vaidya
In the past 15 years, academic philosophers have engaged in a tremendous amount of navel-gazing about their discipline and its value. It is safe to say that the turn into 2000 brought with it a renewed interest in philosophical methodology... Just as 2016 got under way, Robert Frodeman and Adam Briggle put out “When Philosophy Lost its Way” in The New York Times. On March 7, Scott Soames wrote a response: “Philosophy’s True Home.” This exchange calls for some reflection and examination from another perspective. Whose Philosophy Lost Its Way? (Post 2 of 3) - Whose Philosophy Lost its Way? (Post 3 of 3) - Pingback: Has Philosophy Lost Its Way? — Vaidya on the Case of Indian Philosophy The Indian Philosophy Blog | The Indian Philosophy Blog

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6. PDF of Noah Roderick book now available Posted by doctorzamalek 
March 25, 2016 - You can find The Being of Analogy at the OHP website, HERE. It’s such a nicely written book, and filled with fresh insights. In this witty and erudite gem of a work, Roderick pushes the thesis of the metaphoricity of being
"The more you understand your debts to others, the harder it is to articulate them." 

7. Rajeev Srinivasan March 23, 2016
There is also the sad fact that there is a #DeepState that controls those in the West... European domination of the world, although it looked pretty much like Manifest Destiny, is only a blip in the relentless march of time. The moving finger writes, and having writ, moves on... Like Ozymandias's vanities, the ancien regime of the West is collapsing, that's about it. There is a new, Indo-Pacific century, and India has to decide whether it has its eyes on the prize. It is there for India to lose. 

At a recent one-day seminar on “Harmony in Management” organised bySri Aurobindo Centre for Advanced Research (SACAR), speakers from a wide ...

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