The Tagore-Gandhi Debate on Matters of Truth and Untruth (Sophia Studies in Cross-cultural Philosophy and Traditions of Culture, Volume 9)

By Bindu Puri

Among 1915 and 1941, Tagore (1861-1941) and Gandhi (1869-1948) differed and argued approximately many stuff of non-public, nationwide, and foreign significance---satyagraha, non-cooperation, the boycott and burning of international textile, the efficacy of fasting as a way of resistance and Gandhi’s mantra connecting “swaraj” and “charkha”. the writer tracks the advance of this discussion and argues that the controversy used to be approximately extra primary matters, corresponding to the character of fact and swaraj/freedom and the probabilities of untruth that Tagore observed in Gandhi’s routine for fact and freedom. Puri exhibits that the variations among the 2 men’s views got here from another way negotiated relationships to (and understandings of) culture and modernity. Tagore used to be a part of the Bengal renaissance and powerfully motivated via the concept the Enlightenment consisted within the freedom of the person to cause of herself. Gandhi, however, remained on the subject of the Indian philosophical culture which associated person freedom to ethical development. Puri issues out that Tagore can't, notwithstanding, be unreflectively assimilated to the Enlightenment undertaking of Western modernity, for he got here rather with regards to Gandhi in rejecting the anthropocentricism of modernity and shared Gandhi’s trust in an enchanted cosmos. the single single-authored quantity at the Tagore-Gandhi debate, this ebook is a great addition to the prevailing literature.

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A Critical Introduction to Skepticism (Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Contemporary Epistemology)

By Allan Hazlett

Skepticism continues to be a principal and defining factor in epistemology, and within the wider culture of Western philosophy. to higher comprehend the modern place of this crucial philosophical topic, Allan Hazlett introduces a number subject matters, including:

• old skepticism
• skeptical arguments within the paintings of Hume and Descartes
• Cartesian skepticism in modern epistemology
• anti-skeptical recommendations, together with Mooreanism, nonclosure, and contextualism
• extra sorts of skepticism
• the sensible effects of Cartesian skepticism

Presenting a finished survey of the foremost difficulties, arguments, and theories, including extra readings, A serious creation to Skepticism is a perfect consultant for college students and students trying to know the way skepticism is shaping epistemology today.

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Agamben and the Signature of Astrology: Spheres of Potentiality

The paintings of Giorgio Agamben, one of many world’s most vital residing philosophers, has been the article of a lot scrutiny. but, there's one measurement of his notion that is still unexamined by means of students: the presence of the traditional technological know-how of astrology in his writings. This booklet, the 1st of its variety, identifies the astrological parts and explains the consequences in their utilization by means of Agamben. In so doing, this learn demanding situations us to visualize Agamben’s notion in a significantly new gentle. A severe account of the presence of astrology and comparable subject matters in Agamben’s writings, starting from the sooner works to the newer courses, illustrates that the astrological signature constitutes a method of philosophical archaeology that enables for an more suitable knowing of recommendations which are primary to his works, corresponding to potentiality, the signature, naked existence and biopolitics.

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Counter-Institutions: Jacques Derrida And the Question of the University (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

This booklet presents a definitive account of Jacques Derrida's involvement in debates concerning the college. Derrida used to be a founding member of the study team at the instructing of Philosophy (GREPH), an activist crew that mobilized competition to the Giscard government's proposals to rationalizethe French academic process in 1975. He additionally helped to convene the Estates basic of Philosophy, an enormous amassing in 1979 of educators from throughout France. in addition, he used to be heavily linked to the founding of the overseas university of Philosophy in Paris, and his reference to the foreign Parliament of Writers throughout the Nineties additionally illustrates his carrying on with curiosity within the danger of launching an array of literary and philosophical tasks whereas experimenting with new varieties of associations within which they may take their particular form and path. Derrida argues that where of philosophy within the collage may be explored as either a historic query and a philosophical challenge in its personal correct. He argues that philosophy concurrently belongs and doesn't belong to the college. In its founding function, it needs to come from outsidethe establishment within which, however, it involves outline itself. the writer asks even if this irresolvable pressure among belongingand now not belongingmight no longer additionally shape the root of Derrida's political considering and activism the place wider problems with modern importance are involved. Key questions at the present time touching on citizenship, rights, the geographical region and Europe, asylum, immigration, terror, and the returnof faith all contain assumptions and ideas approximately belonging; they usually entail constitutional, felony, institutional and fabric constraints that take form accurately at the foundation of such principles. This undertaking will for this reason open up a key query: Can deconstruction's perception into the paradoxical institutional status of philosophy shape the root of a significant political reaction through theoryto a few modern foreign issues?

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This Is Not a Program (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series)

Historical clash not opposes large molar lots, classes—the exploited and the exploiters, the dominant and ruled, managers and workers—between which, in every one person case, it'd be attainable to tell apart. front line not cuts throughout the heart of society; it now runs via each of us... "—from this isn't a ProgramTraditional strains of progressive fight now not carry. really, it's ubiquitous cybernetics, surveillance, and terror that create the appearance of distinction inside hegemony. Configurations of dissent and the rhetoric of revolution are only the opposite face of capital, conforming identities to drain predicates, making sure that even "thieves," "saboteurs," and "terrorists" now not exceed the totalizing house of Empire. this isn't a software deals texts, either initially released in French via Tiqqun with creation to Civil battle in 2001. In "This isn't really a Program," Tiqqun outlines a brand new direction for resistance and fight within the age of Empire, one who eschews the tired instance of France's may perhaps '68 in desire of what they think about to be the nonetheless fruitful and modern insurrectionary activities in Italy of the Nineteen Seventies. "As a technology of Apparatuses" examines the way in which Empire has enforced at the topic a veritable metaphysics of isolation and pacification, "apparatuses" that come with chairs, desks, desktops; surveillance (security guards, cameras); illness (depression); crutch (cell mobilephone, lover, sedative); and authority. Tiqqun's critique of the biopolitical topic and omnipresent Empire is the entire extra pressing as we turn into inured to the everlasting nation of exception that's the warfare on Terror and to different, no much less intimate varieties of pacification. yet all isn't really misplaced. In its unrelenting construction of an analogous, Empire itself creates the stipulations important for the revolt to return.

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The Perennial Philosophy

By Aldous Huxley

An encouraged amassing of non secular writings that unearths the "divine truth" universal to all faiths, accumulated through Aldous Huxley

"The Perennial Philosophy," Aldous Huxley writes, "may be chanced on one of the conventional lore of peoples in each zone of the area, and in its absolutely constructed kinds it has a spot in each one of the better religions."

With nice wit and beautiful intellect—drawing on a various array of faiths, together with Zen Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Christian mysticism, and Islam—Huxley examines the religious ideals of varied non secular traditions and explains how they're united through a typical human craving to event the divine. The Perennial Philosophy comprises decisions from Meister Eckhart, Rumi, and Lao Tzu, in addition to the Bhagavad Gita, Tibetan ebook of the useless, Diamond Sutra, and Upanishads, between many others.

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Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hegel on History (Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks)

Hegel's Introduction to the Philosophy of History continues to be the most profound and influential books at the philosophy of historical past. In transparent and cogent phrases this book:
* examines the information and arguments of the Introduction to the Philosophy of History
* explains key thoughts of Hegel's method, a data of that is crucial for absolutely figuring out his philosophy of history
* assesses the continued relevance of Hegel to the modern debate in regards to the nature of history.

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The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)

The political philosophy of liberalism was once first formulated in the course of the Enlightenment in keeping with the expansion of the trendy countryside and its authority and tool over the contributors dwelling inside of its limitations. Liberalism is now the dominant ideology within the Western global, however it covers a extensive swathe of other (and occasionally rival) principles and traditions and its crucial positive factors will be difficult to outline. The Cambridge spouse to Liberalism deals a wealthy and obtainable exploration of liberalism as a convention of political idea. It contains chapters at the historic improvement of liberalism, its normative foundations, and its center philosophical innovations, in addition to a survey of liberal techniques and responses to quite a number very important subject matters together with freedom, equality, toleration, faith, and nationalism. the amount should be helpful for college kids and students in political philosophy, political concept, and the heritage of political proposal.

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Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

By Michelle Kosch

Michelle Kosch's publication lines a fancy of concerns surrounding ethical agency-how is ethical accountability in line with the opportunity of theoretical rationalization? is ethical corporation primarily rational business enterprise? can autonomy be the root of ethics? -from Kant via Schelling to Kierkegaard. There are complementary tasks the following. the 1st is to elucidate the contours of German idealism as a philosophical stream via analyzing the motivations not just of its starting, but in addition of its finish. In tracing the motivations for the transition to mid-19th century post-idealism to Schelling's center and past due sessions and, eventually, again to an issue initially provided in Kant, it exhibits the explanations of the dying of that stream to be just like the factors of its upward thrust. within the technique it offers the main targeted dialogue to this point of the ethical psychology and ethical epistemology of Schelling's paintings after 1809. the second one undertaking - that's easily the 1st considered from a distinct angle-is to track the resources of Kierkegaard's concept of organisation and his feedback of philosophical ethics to this similar advanced of matters in Kant and post-Kantian idealism. within the technique, Kosch argues that Schelling's impact on Kierkegaard used to be more than has been concept, and builds a brand new figuring out of Kierkegaard's undertaking in his pseudonymous works at the foundation of this revised photo in their historic history. it really is person who uncovers a lot of curiosity and relevance to modern debates.

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