Friday, October 28, 2016

Science is a fence against trickery

Dr Alok Pandey, in his book Veda of the Body summarises the limitations of science.

"More than five decades of experiments in the most sophisticated labs has not been able to produce a single building block of life from its material substrates. We know the processes of life but not life itself... Science has been passing through a phase of exploring matter and hence had closed its eyes to everything else. But now that it has dived deep into matter and sounded its limits, it can more readily turn to understand and accept the independence (as well as the interdependence) of life energy, mind energy and spiritual energy."

But science being a fence against irrationalism and trickery must receive full fledged support. Philosophy, too, needs to be rescued from geographical confinement and exposed to the integral perspective. Critical Posthumanism and Planetary Futures (2016) edited by Debashish Banerji and Makarand R. Paranjape, in this context, stake out fresh territory. Silika Mohapatra's PhD dissertation, “Objects of Occlumency: An Inquiry into object-Oriented Ontology” also can be seen as a supplement providing an alternative standpoint. [TNM55]

Misc. References:

Critical Posthumanism and Planetary Futures - Page 9
Debashish Banerji, ‎Makarand R. Paranjape - 2016 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
As a seminal influence of Gilles Deleuze, Simondon's ideas map closely to the nomadic posthumanism of Braidotti and Ferrando. Banerji aligns the cosmogenetic processes of individuation and transindividuation in Simondon with the metaphysics and yoga praxis of Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa , ...

Knowledge and Human Liberation: Towards Planetary Realizations
But here a cross-cultural, transcivilizational, philosophical and spiritual engagement can help us realize that it is not only a Nietzschean and Deleuzian infrarational which constitutes the other dimension of plurivocality of being, but also Sri Aurobindo's suprarational and Roy Bhaskar's “transcendentally real self” (Bhaskar ...

Although earlier described as negative or nihilistic philosophies, both Jacques Derrida and Deleuzeentertained a strongly life-affirmative element in their ... with more complex perspectives of consciousness and who pointed to the increasing complexity of consciousness as an evolutionary quality (Aurobindo 1914/ 2000; ...

... Even if all the authorities in this book do not qualify to be considered exemplars, some, such as Vivekananda, Tagore, Aurobindo, and Gandhi probably were. ... The disruptive energy of these writers and their texts, especially in how they relate to their world, is quite aptly described by Deleuze and Guattari: the book is not ...

The Death and Afterlife of Mahatma Gandhi - Page 119
The holism and unity that Gandhi championed and aspired for possibly eluded him, but I am not sure that he would therefore endorse Deleuze and Guattari's schizoanalysis, except as a means of personal, individual freedom. Perhaps a new integralism, such as proposed by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, where nothing short ...

The Philosophy of Evolution: - Page 316
Rod Hemsell - 2014 - ‎Read
In the philosophy of difference – Derrida and Deleuze, and company – there has been a vast amount of thinking along these lines, which has the aim of training the mind to understand every incremental difference in being and thinking on the basis of ... into what Sri Aurobindo calls the universalization of consciousness.

CONVERSION IN LONERGAN AND AUROBINDO have consistently overlooked the fact that consciousness and knowledge are not the same thing, and so what it unknown he tends to call unconscious.”55 We note in Doran's ... of Ricoeur, Scheler, Edith Stein, Nietzche, Deleuze and others. A summary statement of his might  ...

In Praise of Copying - Page 253
Marcus Boon - 2010 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
Badiou's critique of Deleuze is astute in pointing out that for all his avowed anti-Platonism, Deleuzeultimately proposes “a Platonism of the virtual”; see Alain Badiou, Deleuze: The Clamor of Being, trans. ... Jan Van Bragt (Berkeley: University of California, 1982); Sri Aurobindo, “Art,” in Aurobindo, Notes to Pages 23–25 / 253.

On the Relationship between Creativity and God in Whitehead and Supermind and Sachchidananda in Aurobindo Thomas Padiyath ... Hegel and Nietzsche, Heidegger and Deleuze are its main proponents: for all of them, becoming is at the heart of being. This is certainly true for the so-called process-metaphysics of Alfred ...

The Hermetic Deleuze: Philosophy and Spiritual Ordeal
Joshua Ramey - 2012 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
In this book, Joshua Ramey examines the extent to which Gilles Deleuze's ethics, metaphysics, and politics were informed by, and can only be fully understood through, this hermetic tradition.

Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors
A. Raghuramaraju - 2013 - ‎No preview - ‎More editions
Taking cognizance of this history, this book embarks on the project of critically assessing the contributions of seven twentieth-century academic philosophers of India.

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