Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicPhilosophy

Topic: Philosophy

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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(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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