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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

K.P. Shankaran

The writer taught philosophy at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University.

Basheer: The philosopher of goodness
Mon, Jul 06, 2020

Vaikom Mohammed Basheer was more than a fiction writer — he was an original philosopher who believed the earth belonged to all life-forms 

Gandhi, like the Buddha, found that concern for the well-being of all was an antidote to fear
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Our fascination for men like Gandhi, the Buddha or Socrates “rests on the need of all men to find the few who plausibly take it upon themselves to reveal — and give meaning to — what others must deny at all times but cannot really forget for a moment”— death/nothingness.

In Good Faith: Gandhi and the varna question
Mon, Feb 25, 2019

It is easy to cherry-pick from his writings to paint him a racist and anti-Dalit. But Gandhi’s views evolved, reflected his ethical project

Tyranny of the majority
Wed, Jan 30, 2019

In many ways, Gandhi’s scepticism about representative democracy resonates.

In Good Faith: Ethics for enlightenment
Mon, Dec 03, 2018

Unlike most religious and spiritual traditions, the Tao-te Ching and Buddhism of the Nikayas places the well-being of all at their core.

In Good Faith: Gandhi’s radical Hinduism
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

His endeavour was to encourage a creative ‘misreading’ of these texts that would help situate Hinduism on the bedrock of ahimsa and satya.

In Good Faith: How philosophy became impractical
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Once upon a time, the love of wisdom was not just something confined to the realm of academia. It was a way of life.