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Integral Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo

by: Aparna Banerjee

The book is an analytical study of the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo with special reference to his ideas on socio-political issues, nationalism, morality and stateless society besides the dangers of imposed uniformity with disregard for difference.

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ISBN: 9788186921579
Year Of Publication: 2012
Edition: 1st
Pages : vii, 152p.
Bibliographic Details : Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Decent Books
Size: 23
Weight: 300

Overview

The book is an in-depth study of the integral philosophy of Sri Aurobindo. It throws light on his fundamental ideas on socio-political issues and concepts relating to Yoga and knowledge. The well researched writings pointedly examine Sri Aurobindo’s views on nationalism, Western imperialism, morality, stateless society, human relations and education among other such subjects. Quoting liberally from Sri Aurobindo the volume delves deep into his understanding of the “divine” and the “human”; the “nation” as characterized by spirituality; and spiritual transformation relying on the brotherhood of all humans as multiple expressions of the same godhead. His philosophy of integral monism and the way Aurobindo makes frequent references to Hindu scriptures: the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Puranas has been highlighted in particular. How Sri Aurobindo stresses throughout on the dangers of imposed uniformity with total disregard for difference has been brought into focus.
Based on an analytical study of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and offering fresh approaches, the volume will interest both, the students and scholars of modern Indian philosophy and Indology in general.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Identity and Difference : Some Reflections on Sri Aurobindo’s Socio-political Views
2. Nationalism or Transcendence? : Some Reflections on Sri Aurobindo’s Philosophy
3. The Western Imperialistic Challenge : Aurobindo, Tilak and Gokhale
4. Some Central Ideas in Sri Aurobindo’s Moral Philosophy
5. Some Reflections on Sri Aurobindo’s Concept of Stateless Society
6. The Ideal of Human Relations : Sri Aurobindo’s Global Perspective
7. Sri Aurobindo and His Philosophy of Education
8. Yoga and Knowledge
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Aparna Banerjee is Associate Professor in Philosophy, University of Calcutta. She is the author of Explanation and Understanding in the Social Sciences (2002). She has also co-edited the book Ethics: Classical and Contemporary Issues (2010). Another anthology, entitled Morality and Religion: Some Reflections has been co-edited by her which is presently in the press. She has also authored various articles which have been published in various reputed anthologies and journals. Many of these articles are on Sri Aurobindo's philosophy. Her areas of interest are primarily Phenomenology, Social and Political Philosophy, Ethics and Contemporary Indian Philosophy.
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