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Social Relevance of Philosophy

Essays on Applied Philosophy

What is the role of philosopher? Can philosophy be of any use to man's social living? These are some of the questions that the philosophy teachers try to answer in this book of twenty-two essays. It closely scrutinises the ....read below

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What is the role of philosopher? Can philosophy be of any use to man's social living? These are some of the questions that the philosophy teachers try to answer in this book of twenty-two essays. It closely scrutinises the relevance of philosophy at the social level, throwing light on various philosophical systems and view of thinkers, both Indian and western. It shows how people can be guided on their many problems in a philosophical and holistic manner.

Presented at a national seminar, the essays discuss a wide range of philosophical issues and perspectives on how man can modify his individual thinking, develop the spiritual dimension of life, transform his social conduct and manage personal and social relationships better. They deal with the relevance of Gandhi's concept of freedom, the ethical importance of Tiruvalluvar's philosophical outpourings, Buddhist perspectives on mindfulness and social reformation, and significance of Yoga for harmonious living. They take up contemporary concerns like reservations, dalit philosophy, growth of philosophical Counselling, ethical and bio-ethical dimensions of abortion, professional ethics, and role of philosophy in tackling the harmful effects of consumerism and materialism.

This book will be extremely interesting for scholars of philosophy as well as general readers, and highly useful as a textbook in Applied Philosophy for students.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124602041
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124602042
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2002
  • Pages : x, 195 p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 500 gm

Preface

1. Philosophy and Consumerism   

-- A. Appan Ramanujam

2. The Task of Philosophy  

-- Boaz, Pusulury

3. Towards Caturvarga Naturalised

-- D. K. Chakravarty

4. Gandhian Praxis for the New Millennium 

-- T.S. Devadoss

5. Value Education must be Ingrained 

-- Ganesh Prasad Das

6. State and the Reservations (John Rawls: Theory of Justice)

-- P. George Victor

7. Deliberations on Dalit Philosophy

-- S. Gopalan

8. Ethical Claim of the Other Face (Phenomenological Analysis of Levinas)

-- Johnson J. Putenpurackal

9. Relevance of Thiruvalluvar's Philosophy 

-- S. Penchalaiah

10. Philosophical Counselling   

-- V. Prabhu

11. Humanitarian Indian Outlook  

-- Priyambada Sarkar

12. Abortion: Ethical and Bio-ethical Issues

-- A. Raghuramaraju

13. Gandhiji's Concept of Freedom and Sarvodaya

-- G.S.R. Raju

14. Buddhist Perspective of Mindfulness, Satapatthana

-- M.V. Ram Kumar Ratnam

15. Professional Ethics of Doctors   

-- H. Sahoo

16. Science and Values

-- B. Sambasiva Prasad

17. Professional Ethics for Teachers 

-- R. Sampath

18. The Buddha and Social Reformation  

-- J. Sitaramamma

19. Yoga: A Way for Harmonious Living  

-- Ch. Sri Krishna

20. Relevance of Being a Man of Value 

-- D. Srinivasa Rao

21. Fusion of Material, Social and Spiritual Values

-- A. Usha Rani

22. Liberation and the Public Life   

-- Varghese Manimala

List of Contributors    
Index

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