Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicPhilosophy

Topic: Philosophy

Off The Cuff with Rohini Nilekani

In ThePrint 'Off The Cuff', watch author and philanthropist Rohini Nilekani in conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Senior Editor Sandhya Ramesh, where they...

Why these books by Yogi Adityanath and Baba Ramdev don’t qualify as works of philosophy

Chaudhary Charan Singh University’s inclusion of Adityanath and Ramdev books in philosophy course seems trivial but as an academic philosopher, it is disturbing.

We can all name men philosophers. So, here’s a list of women philosophers you must know

One probable reason why women philosophers have been neglected is that idealism fell out of fashion. Another is misogyny.

Raja Rao — the author who attempted to decipher the self through his writings

Raja Rao was one of the founding pillars of Indian writing in English who tried to incorporate Indian metaphysics and philosophy into his fictional work.

Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya, the Marxist who explained philosophy by linking it with science

On his death anniversary, ThePrint recalls the life of Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya and his contributions to the history of philosophical thought and scientific ideas.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.

Sri Aurobindo, a staunch nationalist who turned into a philosopher

Nobel nominee Sri Aurobindo entered politics to demand complete autonomy from British rule. But taking up yoga during a jail stint turned him towards philosophy.

St Stephen’s College plans to replace philosophy course with theology

If it gets autonomy, Stephen’s will be able to start courses and departments on a self-financing model. The theology course could be a big money-spinner.

Is a longer lifespan the key to greater happiness?

Philosophers offer important insights on whether a long life makes our lives better or just longer.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.