April 30, 2009

Sorel's great accomplishment was to marry James' "Will to Believe" and Nietzsche's "Will to Power"

Jonah Goldberg

In Germany, Pragmatism was a more Nietzschean affair. But as Richard Rorty argued vigorously, the similarities and ties between American Pragmatism and German deconstructionism and post-structuralism were profound. According to Rorty, James and Nietzsche and Dewey and Heidegger, were parallel thinkers who agreed in their prescriptive understanding that the age of Socratic man was over, but disagreed about what that meant for the future.

In short, the American and German post-Socratics agreed on philosophical means but diverged sharply on philosophical ends. There's much that I liked about Rorty's analysis, and some that I disagreed with. But it was supremely convenient for the arguments I wanted to make that one of America's foremost liberal philosophers basically agreed with me (I wish I had known when I was writing the book that Rorty was Rauschenbusch's grandson) and was simultaneously desperate to revive the American Progressive tradition of Herbert Croly and Richard Ely.

Anyway, in Italy, Pragmatism became an obsession among the early nationalist intellectuals who helped lay the ground work for fascism. Mussolini said more than once that William James was one of the three most important philosophical influences in his life (though he was probably embellishing for American audiences). He sold many of his policies as applications of William James' idea of the "moral equivalent of war" — just as FDR had done with his New Deal.

Moreover, Georges Sorel, the philosophic father of both Italian Fascism and Leninism, was a devout follower of James. It's been said many times that Sorel's great accomplishment was to marry James' "Will to Believe" and Nietzsche's "Will to Power." Moreover, the influence worked both ways. James was hugely influenced by the Italian Pragmatists. He deeply admired Giuseppe Prezzolini — later a New Republic contributor and muckety-muck at Columbia University's pro-fascist Casa Italiana. In a letter to the philosopher FCS Schiller James wrote of Giovanni Papini: "Papini is a Jewel! To think of that little Dago putting himself ahead of every one of us … at a single stride.”

The relationship between Pragmatism and Statism is hard for some to see at first blush. But it boils down to the fact that the Progressives used Pragmatic philosophy (correctly or not) to destroy the Old Order of liberal democracy. It was a tool, sometimes sledgehammer, sometimes scalpel, aimed at dismantling the "old ideas" that held back the free exercise of will by social planners and others who wanted to start the world over at year zero, or at least to reshuffle the existing deck for a "new deal." More later, if any one is still reading. 04/27 10:00 AM Share

April 27, 2009

Hegel’s Science of Logic has always been the great white whale, Ulysses, or Finnegans Wake of philosophy

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Professor Indrani Sanyal: Exploring the Relation between Science and Spirituality in the Aurobindonian Discourse. This paper will focus upon Sri Aurobindo's The Life Divine, Savitri, Letters on Yoga and on Different interpretations of the Upanishd to develop his viewpoint. To bring out clearly his position the views of his opponents like the materialists or rigid spiritualist will be also discussed.

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Dr. Sampadanand Mishra: Principles of Plant Taxonomy: A Fresh Insight into the Ancient Indian Methodology and Philosophy of Naming and Classifying the Medicinal Plants. Proper nomenclature and classification play important role in the systematization of any branch of knowledge. In this regard the ancient Indian Rishis and Acharyas have shown much transparency in their scientific observations. To them to name was to touch the essence of the thing or object named. They could really enter into the soul or the consciousness of the thing or the object and then gave the name as per their experience. We find a clear reflection of this in the names of the plants as they appear in various texts of Ayurveda. From the various names given to one plant one can truly understand not only the various morphological characteristics of that plant but also the special medicinal properties that the plant has. This is still a mystery that how the ancient Indian Vaidyas or medical scientists could discover the exact property of a plant and its multidimensional aspects when there was no such facility what the empirical science has today. This paper brings a fresh insight into this aspect and throws light on the ancient Indian methodology and philosophy of naming and classifying the medicinal plants.

Bio Note: Dr. Sampadananda Mishra is a free-lance researcher. He was initiated to Sanskrit by his grandfather, Pandit Paramananda Mishra. He came in contact with Sanskrit from his very childhood. In 1993, after finishing his post-graduation in Sanskrit from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, he came to do his M.Phil in Sanskrit in Pondicherry Central University. There he was awarded Gold Medal for his excellent performance in the subject. In 1995, he got an invitation to work for an important project,“ The Wonder that is Sanskrit”, undertaken by Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry. In the past twelve years he has worked on many projects and published many books including The Wonder that is Sanskrit , The Century of Life, Chandovallari and Hasymanjari.

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Siddhartha Shah & Suneet Verma to speak at Cultural Integration Fellowship

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Jean-Luc Nancy’s ontology

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As I look at my dissertation project, I am impressed by how much of my previous work has come together. Influences from as far back as my time studying with Craig Keen at Olivet –namely Barthian theology and “postmodern theory” — have made themselves felt, though significantly displaced by now. Though I remain a great admirer of the work of Barth and hope my theology evinces a certain kind of loyalty to him, I am now much more interested in the later German theology that followed in his wake, as illustrated by my use of Bonhoeffer and Soelle.

My interest in “postmodern theory” began with a focus on Derrida but increasingly mutated into an interest in Marxism after my encounter with Zizek, and several core convictions that I would call “Marxian” — convictions surrounding notions of property and community — are very much at work in the dissertation. At the same time, I have followed up on my initial interest in Derrida by using the basic concepts of Jean-Luc Nancy throughout. [...]

My question now is where to go from here. My initial obligations are to produce more work related to contemporary continental philosophy, in the form of a book chapter and a review essay (and perhaps an additional article), along with a side project on the concept of awkwardness for Zer0 Books, which will also be drawing on continental philosophy. My ultimate goal is to go through all the major loci of systematic theology by means of a close reading of representative texts, as I have already done with atonement theory — all with a focus on developing the social-relational ontology that I believe is implicit in the Christian tradition.

Given my social-relational focus, my first step along these lines will most likely be the doctrine of the Trinity, with a particular focus on Augustine’s De trinitate. Yet I believe that I need to enrich the philosophical side of my approach as well, and that will most likely take the form of a book-length study of Jean-Luc Nancy’s ontology. Posted by Adam Kotsko Filed in narrative CV 3 Comments »

Fertility, falsifiability, simplicity and elegance

Re: Devolution: Why Intelligent Design isn't by H. Allen Orr (The New Yorker) Tony Clifton Wed 22 Apr 2009 04:05 PM PDT: Well as stated in my essay all good scientific theories usually do the following things:

  • predictive accuracy - the ability to forecast what we have not yet observed
  • internal coherence - the various parts of the theory should not contradict each other
  • external consistency - the theory should not contradict other accepted theories, or 'laws of nature'
  • unifying power - the theory should bring together and explain previously disparate areas of knowledge
  • fertility - the theory should generate novel hypotheses
  • falsifiability - it should be possible to construct hypotheses that could lead to the rejection of the theory - this is an especially important scientific value
  • simplicity and elegance - this is a value judgment i.e. it is a subjective judgment made by scientists. Consequently simplicity is a desired characteristic rather than a defining characteristic of a scientific theory
  • It should lead to reproducible experiments that are empirically verifiable.

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Finally, to be honest, it is a desire for prestige or recognition

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Other Political Pet Peeves– Accumulation as Our Prime Motive Posted by larvalsubjects under Politics [9] Comments

As an academic, my motive for writing articles, books, and innovating in the classroom has nothing to do with the financial benefits I receive from these activities. I’ll never forget the shock and surprise in my father’s voice when I told him that I don’t get paid at all for the articles I write or the conferences where I present, and that the royalties I receive for my book are a pittance. Having observed me working tirelessly doing this sort of research and writing, often driving myself to the point of exhaustion and illness, he simply couldn’t understand what motivated me.

The motive here lies outside of economic incentives. On the one hand it is simply an obsession with certain problems and questions. On the other hand it is a desire to understand the lunacy of this universe we live in. Finally, to be honest, it is a desire for prestige or recognition. These motives, I think, are far more intoxicating than wealth. Indeed, it seems to me that wealth only becomes an intoxicating motive when one experiences their work as otherwise lacking satisfaction.

I do not think this sort of motivation for innovation is restricted to the domain of academia. Most research scientists are paid very little for the work they do. In this respect, they are deeply exploited by the system of capital that expropriates their intellectual labor– a labor that properly belongs to the common, not to any corporation, by virtue of only being possible based on the common –without giving them much in the way of compensation for that labor at all. Growing up I recall my horror and outrage at discovering how my father’s pharmaceutical company would get private patent rights to new drugs and procedures that were the result of publicly funded research. No, like the academic, the research scientist is by and large motivated by a burning desire to solve certain puzzles, to figure out how that DNA works, to create that new technology like a child building a fort just because he or she can, and by the desire for prestige. The case is similar with artists, musicians, novelists, etc.

larvalsubjects Says: March 31, 2009 at 9:41 pm All of that aside (and I have problems with Dawkins as well that I won’t get into here), the sleight of hand with the particular ideology I outline in this post lies in conflating self-preservation with the thesis that people are primarily motivated by profit incentives. Profit incentives are one way in which beings such as ourselves can be motivated. In other words, there are a variety of forms this drive to survive can be met.

My thesis would be that the money incentive is not the only way nor even historically the most predominant way in which this drive has been met and that the myth of the hard working capitalist “savage” is just that, a myth not reflective of other forms of “economy”, how they are organized, and what has motivated human bodies within these forms of economy. Here I think my observations about upsetting coworkers is particularly salient with respect to incentivization. There we find a motive that is entirely non-economic in nature but which is nonetheless extremely compelling to those within its grip.

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The daevas of the Avesta are hateful spirits of evil

We have a curious instance of the confusion caused by the ambiguity and variations in the meaning of the word, in the case of the celebrated "Daemon" of Socrates. This has been understood in a bad sense by some Christian writers who have made it a matter of reproach that the great Greek philosopher was accompanied and prompted by a demon.

But, as Cardinal Manning clearly shows in his paper on the subject, the word here has a very different meaning. He points to the fact that both Plato and Xenophon use the form daimonion, which Cicero rightly renders as divinum aliquid, "something divine". And after a close examination of the account of the matter given by Socrates himself in the reports transmitted by his disciples, he concludes that the promptings of the "Daemon" were the dictates of conscience, which is the voice of God.

It may be observed that a similar change and deterioration of meaning has taken place in the Iranian languages in the case of the word daeva. Etymologically this is identical with the Sanskrit deva, by which it is rendered in Neriosengh's version of the Avesta. But whereas the devas of Indian theology are good and beneficent gods, the daevas of the Avesta are hateful spirits of evil. (See also Demonology.) W. H. KENT Home Curricula Apologetics Art

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The Integral Paradigm - provisional overview of a book in progress

I've been working on a book, previously called Integral Metaphysics and Transformation, for several years now. I'm renaming it because Integral Metaphysics is just one aspect of the Integral Paradigm (albiet an important one)
The current plan is that the book will consist of the following topics - Introduction, Manysidedness, Metaphysics, Evolution, Ethics, Co-Creation, Synthesis, and Divinization, plus glossary. Some topics discussed are as follows.

Introduction
Asking Big Questions, worldview, paradigm, introduction to the Integral paradigm.
Manysidedness
The basis of the Integral paradigm; Anekantavada, Broadness, All-Inclusiveness. Refutation of all fundamentalism and one-sidedness
Metaphysics
Presents an integral, all inclusive and esoteric metaphysics. Authentic metaphysics cannot be distinct from Gnosis. Refutation of Wilber's exoteric "post-metaphysics". Transcendent metaphysics, Great Chain of Being, esoteric cosmology, evolving body of godhead, esoteric and occult realities, planes and dimensions of consciousness etc. Weaves together the Aurobindonian progressive, Gnostic-Manicahean-Lurianic-Theonist dualistic, Theosophical cyclic, perspectives in a single multidimensional account of the origin and destiny of the Earth.
Evolution
Both Spiritual and scientific e.g. Darwinian, evolution, creativity, spontaneity. An Integral theory of evolution. Brings together esoteric and occult, integralist, and Secular Scientific insights to create a big picture view of cosmic evolution, the evolution of consciousness and of matter, life, mind, and postsapience, and the History and Destiny of the Earth
I-Thou
Empathy for all beings, I-Thou (Buber), Integral ethics, Sentientism/sentient rights (Animal Liberation etc), p2p, Eco-spirituality, Participatory epistemology and spirituality, the "Great Turning", etc etc.
Co-Creation
Personal and social transformation; Social and global transformation, The Counterculture, the New Age as "public esotericism", Alternative/New Age (1960s onwards), Ecological spirituality, the role of the Internet in the developing Noosphere (1990s onwards), the Integral Movement which develops from the New Paradigm
Synthesis
Synthesis of all partial perspectives and practices ina larger or universal integral whole; Philosophical/Scientific/Spiritual synthesis, Integral movement, Integral Yoga, Esoteric Spirituality, etc
Divinization
Towards the divine transformation. The effect of the 1956 Supramental Descent on the world toady. Topics include the Aurobindonian tradition (1900s onwards), ascension, reality co-creation, transformation of the cells, the "twelve strand DNA" (not to taken literally as it is psuedo-scientific nonsense, it actually refers to etheric resonances), transformation of the body, intermediae zone Guruism, Drugs, other dangers on the path, The three-fold Integral Transformation (physical, esoteric/occult, and divine). Singularity, Divinization, Perfection, Omega Point, Supramentalization, Transhumanist themes of the Singularity. Integrates Transhumanist and Wilberian, and Transhumanist and Aurobindonian perspectives.

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Incalculably complex and productive social orders emerge from billions of individual actions

Social Engineering Vs. Piecemeal, Competitive Creation (by Don Boudreaux)
from Cafe Hayek by Don Boudreaux

Here's a letter that I sent to Newsweek in response to this article on Paul Krugman (an article, by the way, that quotes my GMU colleague Dan Klein): Editor, Newsweek

Dear Editor:

Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says that he was attracted to economics because it seemed to him to reveal "the beauty of pushing a button to solve problems" ("Obama's Nobel Headache," April 6). Alas, like all economists who mistake their theories for reality, Mr. Krugman misses far too many of the all-important nuanced and ever-changing real-world facts masked by the Greek letters that economists of Mr. Krugman's ilk use in their complex-seeming but inevitably simplistic mathematical equations.

I was attracted to economics for a reason quite the opposite of the one that appealed to Mr. Krugman, namely, because it helps explain how incalculably complex and productive social orders emerge from billions of individual actions, where no one of these actions is meant to achieve anything more than improvement in the welfare of the individual actor. This type of economics - associated most famously with Adam Smith - teaches that it is hubris of the most extreme sort to imagine that problems can be solved by pushing buttons.

Social-engineer wannabes such as Mr. Krugman might mean well, but they are dangerous; they suffer from what another Nobel laureate economist, F.A. Hayek, called "the fatal conceit."

Sincerely, Donald J. Boudreaux Chairman, Department of Economics George Mason University

April 24, 2009

Merleau-Ponty, Marion, Meillassoux

Meillassoux I: Primary Qualities and Correlationism
from Larval Subjects by larvalsubjects

The first thing one notes upon opening the pages of After Finitude is the clarity and preciseness of his exposition, so unusual for a Continental philosopher, and the manner in which he crafts his arguments like a jeweler carving a fine gem. Regardless of whether or not Meillassoux’s arguments ultimately attain the status of “singular arguments” in the history of philosophy, it is difficult not to delight in the ingeniousness of his arguments, their athleticism, their vigor, even if one does not ultimately agree or know where these arguments will lead.

One More Time Into the Breach, Dear Friends
from Larval Subjects. by larvalsubjects

Although I worked heavily on Deleuze throughout my five years in graduate school, the best description of my philosophical orientation at this time would be phenomenological. I think, maybe, I’m one of five people in the world that actually devoured Husserl’s various texts and lectures with delight. I suspect that means I’m cracked in some way. It is certainly a good thing that I eventually entered analysis with Bruce Fink.

I delighted in the work of Merleau-Ponty. I thought Levinas was perhaps the most beautiful stylist of all the philosophers who had ever written. I shivered with pleasure at Jean-Luc Marion’s discussions of givenness. I ravenously read the work of Ed Casey. I guiltily read Sartre throughout, believing him to be gauche at that time, but still secretly loving his work. For some reason I had largely lost interest in Heidegger, wondering why I had been so enchanted with him. Perhaps it was his style. At any rate, my friends would joke that I was living in a permanent “transcendental epoche chamber”.

Apr 4, 2009 Without Criteria from The Pinocchio Theory by Steven Shaviro

MIT Press informs me that my new book, Without Criteria: Kant, Whitehead, Deleuze, and Aesthetics, has now been published and will shortly be available (Amazon.com still lists the book as not being published until May 29, but you may be able to order it well before then elsewhere)... I don’t have a pdf of the book as published, I’m afraid, but near-final drafts of all the chapters are available here.

For the most part, I am happy with how Without Criteria came out. I managed to work through, to my own satisfaction (and hopefully other people’s as well), some of Whitehead’s weirder notions, like “eternal objects” and (especially) “God.” I developed Whitehead’s ideas about what he calls “feeling” in relation both to contemporary affect theory, and to contemporary biology. And I showed how strongly and deeply Whitehead’s metaphysics resonates with that of Deleuze.

Too exclusive a stress on the legend alone might somewhat overshadow this mantric power

Mirror of Tomorrow Home Savitri: the Light of the Supreme Main Page Previous: Mangesh V Nadkarni who became a Savitri legend for Us Next: The Mother’s Message: Darshan 24 April 2009
The Descent into Night
by RY Deshpande on Fri 24 Apr 2009 04:46 AM IST Permanent Link Cosmos

If we wish to see the autobiographical—rather speaking more appropriately, or hagiographically, the aurobiographical—account in the ancient tale of Savitri, then there should not be any difficulty in associating Sri Aurobindo with Aswapati and the Mother with Savitri herself. This is true not only in the sense of its legendary bearings but also in terms of its symbolic contents. The one-to-one correspondence that is likely to come in the first is extended in its spiritual context by the other aspect. Truly, it is the remarkable visionary power of the legend itself that luminously supports the revealing possibilities of the symbol. In a sense they actually enrich each other. [...]

The birth of Savitri means the birth of a new world. This she brings about by meeting the luminous Presence behind Death and obtaining the boon of a divine life upon earth. She always works in us towards that change, awaking us to the sense of our true innate spiritual entitlement. Sometimes it is feared that by laying too exclusive a stress on the aspect of the legend alone, we might somewhat overshadow this mantric power of Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri. This will have the deleterious effect of distancing us away from what was intended to be. If such is the danger then we should at once disassociate ourselves from the apprehensive outcome which the notion of a legend may carry in it. Our conjoining with its trenchant historicity could thus shut us off from the future it can unfold for us. But we should appreciate the fact that the ancient tale of Savitri in its charged symbolic contents is assuredly the auroral forehistory of the new age that is dawning on us. It is timeless in purpose and poignant in relevance.

The symbolic legend of Savitri describes a twofold journey. If one is a journey that climbs greater and greater spiritual heights into the Transcendent, the other journey is a deepening journey which plunges into the occult depths of this material existence. One is the Journey of the Lord of Life, and the other the Journey of the Sun-bright Executrix. They have undertaken the journeys by assuming human forms in full acceptance of all the thousand limitations of ours, by embracing all the ordeals of our mortality. The exalted purpose is to open out ways of infinity for this creation to progress in its unbounded possibilities. Behind this purpose is of course the blazing happy samkalpa of the Supreme himself, his Will behind this Creation. But in order to accomplish it contingencies of the inconscient workings have to be also taken care of. Across the path of this arduous journey there stands presently an incorrigible power, the colossal shadow-figure of Death.

The Mother and Sri Aurobindo’s age-old concern is to decisively deal with this Shadow-Power, Death. Their incarnation—a double incarnation—is the sine qua non for the success. This aspect is well focused in the traditional story. To win back the evolving soul of Satyavan from Yama, the uncompromising Immortal, it is necessary that, from the fire-altar of Aswapati’s tapasya, emerge Savitri as a radiant daughter. The Vedic Rishis had this intuition when they presented to us the Myth of Savitri in the context of the issue involved in this mŗtyuloka. That is the lasting truth behind it.

April 23, 2009

Spirituality is inextricably connected with caring, hope, kindness, love, and optimism

Do Not Promote Religion Under the Guise of Spirituality Ian I. Mitroff Organization, May 2003; vol. 10: pp. 375 - 382....California, Los Angeles, USA Aurobindo, Sri (1993) The Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's...regard to organized religion; see Aurobindo (1993). Do Not Promote Religion...Ordinarily Sacred (1992). References Aurobindo, Sri (1993) The Integral Yoga: Sri Aurobindo's... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

A Tentative Working Definition of Spirituality
In order to understand the concept of spirituality further, it is important to begin with a tentative working definition. When those whom I interviewed were asked, ‘What meaning does spirituality have for you?’, certain ideas emerged repeatedly.

  • Spirituality is highly individual and intensely personal; you don’t have to be religious in order to be spiritual.
  • Spirituality is the basic belief that there is a Supreme Power, a Being, a Force, whatever you call it, that governs the entire universe—there is a purpose for everything and everyone.
  • Everything is interconnected with everything else—everything affects and is affected by everything else.
  • Spirituality is the feeling of this interconnectedness; it is being in touch with it.
  • Spirituality is also the feeling that, no matter how bad things get, they will always work out somehow—there is a Guiding Plan that governs all lives.
  • We are put here basically to do good—one must strive to produce products and services that serve all of humankind.
  • Spirituality is inextricably connected with caring, hope, kindness, love, and optimism; it is the basic faith in the existence of these things. [...]

Definitions are always important. They are especially so when we are dealing with complex and controversial matters. At their best, definitions help us to clarify the crucial differences between acceptable and unacceptable behavior. Definitions thus help to insure that we do not cross over the line into dangerous and forbidden territory.

However, although definitions are important, they are not a total substitute for the immense feelings and tremendous passions which are an essential part of spirituality. Definitions are too cold, too abstract, too unfeeling to do proper justice to what they are trying to elucidate. What is
needed in an integration of reason and passion.

Finally, it is also important to understand that inappropriate forms of spirituality constitute a far greater threat than religion per se. The greatest threats arise from extreme positions—in effect, quasi-religious views—masquerading as spirituality (Swami Muktananda, 1971). Shun all religion masquerading as spirituality; shun all spirituality masquerading as religion.

The Maniktala secret society: An early Bengali terrorist group, Peter Heehs, Indian Economic & Social History Review, Sep 1992

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Human Values and Consciousness: Towards a New Social Order in the Light of Sri Aurobindo (Part II)
S. Ambirajan Journal of Human Values, Oct 1995; vol. 1: pp. 249 - 264.
...in India', A Speech written by Sri Aurobindo for delivery by the Maharaja of...p. 495. 54. See S.K. Maitra; 'Sri Aurobindo and Spengler: Comparison between...and Frederic Spiegelberg (London: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1960), pp. 60-78. 55. Sisirkumar... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Knowledge and Human Liberation: Jürgen Habermas, Sri Aurobindo and Beyond
Ananta Kumar Giri European Journal of Social Theory, Feb 2004; vol. 7: pp. 85 - 103.
...is his true being' (1962: 277). Sri Aurobindo advocates a spiritual vitalism...of a practical spirituality and Sri Aurobindo's perspective of spiritual realism...practical spirituality. According to Sri Aurobindo, the coming of a spiritual society... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Human Values and Consciousness: Towards a New Social Order in the Light of Sri Aurobindo: (Part I)
S. Ambirajan Journal of Human Values, Apr 1995; vol. 1: pp. 127 - 138.
...competition of his superior rival. While Sri Aurobindo thus spoke for the nascent business...spirit of nationalism, envisioned by Sri Aurobindo is in essence the spiritual strength...174. 37. 'A Speech Written by Sri Aurobindo for Delivery by the Maharaja of... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Representations of Ireland in the Political Thinking of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh
Arpita Sen Studies in History, Jan 2007; vol. 23: pp. 93 - 133.
...Nirodbaran 1971, Evening Talks with Sri Aurobindo, Pondicherry . Pandit, M.P...Bengali nation; a people spirited, 94 Sri Aurobindo, `The Harmony of Virtue', Collected...Jhalakati Conference, 23 June 1909. 174 Sri Aurobindo (1972: 394). 175 Ibid. 124 / ARPITA... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Book Reviews : R.Y. Deshpande, Sri Aurobindo and the New Millennium. Pondicherry: Aurobharati Trust, 1999, 340 pp. Rs 150
Ranjan Mitter Journal of Human Values, Oct 2000; vol. 6: pp. 199 - 202.
...Book Reviews : R.Y. Deshpande, Sri Aurobindo and the New Millennium. Pondicherry...38). Deshpande also recalls how Sri Aurobindo had pleaded with the Indian national...other hand, as Deshpande puts it: Sri Aurobindo's spiritual sadhana was to in... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Book Reviews : WILLIAM CENKER, The Hindu Personality in Education: Tagore, Gandhi, Aurobindo, Manohar, 1976, Pp. 230, Rs 50
Aparna Basu Indian Economic & Social History Review, Jan 1977; vol. 14: pp. 572 - 574.
...and colleges. Tagore and Aurobindo also initially interested...Did Tagore, Gandhi, and Aurobindo generalize from their...realistic are Tagore's or Aurobindo's ideas on education in...round a craft or about Sri- niketan where an attempt... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

The Meeting of Business and Spirituality: Its Evolutionary Significance
M.S. Srinivasan Journal of Human Values, Apr 2003; vol. 9: pp. 65 - 73.
...of this meeting in the light of Sri Aurobindo's spiritual vision. Interview...of this meeting in the light of Sri Aurobindo's spiritual vision. The New Paradigm...fundamental values of spirituality. As Sri Aurobindo points out, 'A large liberty will... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Emerging Ethics in Rural India
R.C. Sekhar Journal of Human Values, Oct 2002; vol. 8: pp. 145 - 155.
...uses the evolutionary framework of Sri Aurobindo's integral yoga, and also tags...uses the evolutionaryframework of Sri Aurobindo's integral yoga, and also tags...Sankara, inte- gral vedanta of Aurobindo and the monism of Spinoza. The... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Organizational Development: A Yogic Vision
M.S. Srinivasan Journal of Human Values, Oct 2005; vol. 11: pp. 149 - 160.
...fully understood. Yoga, says Sri Aurobindo, is nothing but practical psychology Sri Aurobindo 1972b: 39. It contributes to the...nothing but practical psychology'(Sri Aurobindo 1972b: 39). It contributes to the... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Workship and the Spirit of Action
Debashis Chatterjee Journal of Human Values, Apr 1995; vol. 1: pp. 117 - 126.
...Gandhi, ed. Shri man Narayan (Ahmedabad: Navajivan Trust, 1968), Vol. 4, Chapter 3. 19. Sri Aurobindo; The Message of the Gita (Pondi cherry : Sri Aurobindo Ashram, 1977), p. 80. 20. World Scripture (n. 15 above), p. 638. 21. Ibid., p. 620. 22... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Business and the Future: Towards a New Paradigm Based on Yoga
M.S. Srinivasan Journal of Human Values, Apr 2004; vol. 10: pp. 53 - 61.
...Research Section, Beach Office, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry 605 002...Research Section, Beach Office, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry 605 002. Business...life. Here comes the importance of Sri Aurobindo's vision of yoga. According to... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Moral consciousness and communicative action: from discourse ethics to spiritual transformation
Ananta Kumar Giri History of the Human Sciences, Aug 1998; vol. 11: pp. 87 - 113.
...spiritual transform ations Sri Aurobindo Antonio, Robert J. (1989...morality, spiritual transform- ations, Sri Aurobindo HISTORY OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES Vol...his ashram at Pondicherry, India, Sri Aurobindo and his spiritual companion the... Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Ethics: Light from the Golden Quartet
S.K. Chakraborty Journal of Human Values, Apr 2005; vol. 11: pp. 1 - 8.
...Calcutta, Kolkata. Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Aurobindo. To be sure, a whole galaxy of...education. This episode awaits another Sri Aurobindo to be turned into an epic like...the last light in our quartet: Sri Aurobindo. `The kernel of the true ethical...Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Towards an Integral Perspective on World Politics: Secularism, Sovereignty and the Challenge of Global Ecology
Karen Litfin Millennium - Journal of International Studies, Feb 2003; vol. 32: pp. 29 - 56.
...Starting with the premise that consciousness is ontologically prior to action, I draw upon the works of G.W.F. Hegel, Sri Aurobindo, Jean Gebser and Ken Wilber to trace the outlines of an alternative metaphysic to secularism. The integral worldview...Check item Abstract Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

The Maniktala secret society: An early Bengali terrorist group
Peter Heehs Indian Economic & Social History Review, Sep 1992; vol. 29: pp. 349 - 370.
...Roots', p. 27. Note that all three writers equate Aurobindo's 'religion' with Hinduism and that Thapar and...upper case in the text) as 'nationalism'. 15 Sri Aurobindo papers (Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives), Notebook G10. 16I. e., Thapar... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

Monastic and Lay Buddhism in the I97I Sri Lanka Insurgency
Agehananda Bharati Journal of Asian and African Studies, Jan 1976; vol. 11: pp. 102 - 112.
...two different things in Sri Lanka, and this difference...Temple. Before I arrived in Sri Lanka, I had supposed there...in Goettingen en route to Sri Lanka. My hunch and his...mention only the early ~ri Aurobindo) . Dr. Sarathchandra, the... Check item Full Text (PDF) Table of Contents MatchMaker

India
Shyamala A. Narayan The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1985; vol. 20: pp. 82 - 98.
...Univ. of Mysore (Mysore). Aurobindo, Sri Savitri; A Spiritual Epic by R...Research, Univ. of Mysore (Mysore). Aurobindo, Sri Savitri; A Spiritual Epic by R...The Eternal V. Madhusudan Rao 150 Sri Aurobindo Ashram (Pondicherry) Rs42.00... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

India
Shyamala A. Narayan The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Jan 1986; vol. 21: pp. 80 - 98.
...Mystic Fire tr from the Sanskrit by Sri Aurobindo Sri Aurobindo Ashram (Pondicherry...Mother India ed K. D. Sethna Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry 605002...year. Mother India ed K. D. Sethna Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry 605002... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker

Psychology: Humanistic and Transpersonal
Journal of Humanistic Psychology, Jan 1975; vol. 15: pp. 7 - 15.
...Humanistic and Transpersonal Aurobindo, S. The life divine New York: E...Philosophy of integralism Pondicherry: Sri Aurobindo Press, 1967. Chaudhuri, H...Living, Modern Man's Religion, Sri Aurobindo: Prophet of Life Divine, Integral... Check item Full Text (PDF) References Table of Contents MatchMaker