Saturday, May 05, 2018

India needs Gandhian nuance and sophistication

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India needs Gandhian nuance and sophistication. British were colonialists. The idea of enemy is half-baked militarism. Current lot sees no shades of grey and confuses its myopia with patriotism

Is Marx still relevant? | Depends - some things he says are quite insightful but those can be got from Livy or Plato too. The rest, not so much!

Marx's Kapital crimes: | This is a shallow reading of Marx. 1. Marx and Marxism are, oddly, not quite the same; 2. Communist Manifesto has a backstory that makes it not entirely kosher to take as representative of Marx's thinking

Brainwashed Indian mental slaves of Marx have little or no capacity to accept basic reality. They live in a make-believe world of hatred where infidel unbeliever Hindus are worst creatures in existence. Hence they ally with another sworn enemy who lives in the exact same world.

Understand "Cultural Marxism" on Karl Marx's 200th Birth Anniversary

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The entire Indian constitution has been built on the idea that rejected this very philosophy of Jinnah

Whenever somebody talks about what the nation or the society or the world needs, I really begin to wonder if the person really knows what they themselves need, because even that seems like so difficult.

You might find this conversation interesting.
Try and understand the nature of rights & how the construct came by. It is because humans realized that their animal instincts, if left unchecked, would run counter to their goal of civilization...and needed some fundamental masonry to keep society immune from aggression.
Animals, OTOH, do not view predatory instincts the same way. If you hadn't noticed, animals have been involved in intra & inter-special conflicts for much longer than humans have. And they're fine with it. Why are you getting a messianic complex?
My take on the moral aspect of this issue.

The Intellectual Roots of India’s Freedom Struggle (1893-1918)
Unknown up to this day, the sustained focus in this volume on the outlook and the activities of these revolutionaries inside India and abroad brings home the ‘very sophisticated understanding of the contemporary political reality’ that ...

Subaltern Morality: a Postmodern Vision
The expression Subaltern had been used by Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci in his celebrated notes on PRISON DIARY but it is interpreted in a different way in this book.

Sources of Indian Traditions: Modern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
Rachel Fell McDermott, ‎Leonard A. Gordon, ‎Ainslie T. Embree - 2014 - ‎Preview - ‎More editions
COMMUNIST RESPONSES TO GANDHI Karl Marx and his partner, Friedrich Engels, did not write an organized analysis ... In that year, Roy, as a terrorist schooled under the revolutionary Jatin Mukherjee and inspired by Aurobindo Ghose, left ...

Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Indian Intellectual ...
This is the sanatana dharma, the eternal religion" (Aurobindo Ghose 2005.[1909]:219). Mishra (2009:20). Pankaj Mishra gives this summary of the ...Marx (1969 [1853]:89). On the question of historical consciousness and premodern India, see ...

Reading Hegel: The Introductions
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, ‎Aakash Singh, ‎Rimina Mohapatra - 2008 - ‎No preview - ‎More editions
This book incorporates seven 'Introductions' that Hegel wrote for each of his major works: the Phenomenology, Logic, Philosophy of Right, History, Fine Art, Religion and History of Philosophy, and includes an Introduction and Epilogue by ...

In my view, our human intelligence is actually a symbiotic system, combining mundane or brain intelligence with something else, which we have debated at length. In this view, "mundane" consciousness is the consciousness we see in, or emerging in, the mundane brain, by definition. So of course it does not exist without a brain.

In my view, most of those who assert that there is no consciousness in the brain are asserting views which emerge purely IN their mundane brain, displaying behavioral syndromes very familiar to psychiatrists requiring no assumption of soul or spirit to explain them. If my words seem a bit cryptic, I point to the great play Back to Methusaleh by George Bernard Shaw, and the wonderful novel Passage by Connie Willis, which give an excellent second person picture of what is going on in such discussions. (Or Jane Robert's oversoul trilogy, portraying an image of astral travelers she saw in the astral pane who needed the advice: "The brain is a great thing. You should not leave home without it.") 

But your first question about four frameworks is another matter. Maybe it is best that I pass on that for now.

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The Radical Humanist - Volume 60 - Page 36
Manabendra Nath Roy - 1996 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
... of Sri AurobindoMarx, Herbert Spencer, Henri Bergson and in ancient Hindu puranas with a view to broadening the reader's understanding of Roy's views through comparison, contrast and clarification. Thereafter the author discusses Roy's philosophy of history. Chapter 7 is on social philosophy. In this chapter the author presents humanist and Marxist theories regarding the mutual relationship between the individual and society. In presenting the Marxist theory the author is guided ...

Organiser - Volume 53 - Page 184
2002 - ‎Snippet view - ‎More editions
... Communist Manifesto: before and after, Marx and Sri Aurobindo, The Ideal of Human Unity and Vivekananda, Gandhi on Freedom and its different facets, Buddha to Gandhi, Schisms in the colonised soul and 'We' and 'They' in Indian culture. In a broad sense this book constitutes an introduction to Indian culture in the context of modern age and its dominant themes. Interestingly enough, Chattopadhyaya insists that the two thinkers, among others, who have remarkably succeeded in ...

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