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Author Giri, Ananta Kumar.

Title Knowledge and human liberation : towards planetary realizations / Ananta Kumar Giri
Published New York City : Anthem Press, 2012
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Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. I Nurturing the Garden of Transformational Knowledge: Roots and Variants -- 1. Knowledge and Human Liberation: Jurgen Habermas, Sri Aurobindo and Beyond -- 2. Beyond West and East: Co-evolution and the Calling of a New Enlightenment and Non-duality -- 3. Modern Prince and the Modern Sage: Transforming Power and Freedom -- 4. Kant and Anthropology -- 5. Tocqueville as an Ethnographer of American Prison Systems and Democratic Practice -- pt. II Rethinking Knowledge -- 6. Some Recent Reconsiderations of Rationality -- 7. Contemporary Challenges to the Idea of History -- 8. Rule of Law and the Calling of Dharma: Colonial Encounters, Post-colonial Experiments and Beyond -- 9. Compassion and Confrontation: Dialogic Experiments with Traditions and Pathways to New Futures -- 10. Rethinking Pluralism and Rights: Meditative Verbs of Co-realizations and the Challenges of Transformations -- 11. Calling of a New Critical Theory: Self-Development, Inclusion of the Other and Planetary Realizations -- pt. III Aspirations and Struggles for Liberation: Towards Planetary Realizations -- 12. Rethinking the Politics and Ethics of Consumption: Dialogues with "Swadeshi" Movements and Gandhi -- 13. Swaraj as Blossoming: Compassion, Confrontation and a New Art of Integration -- 14. Civil Society and the Calling of Self-Development -- 15. Calling of Practical Spirituality: Transformations in Science and Religion and New Dialogues on Self, Transcendence and Society -- 16. Spiritual Cultivation for a Secular Society -- 17. Cosmopolitanism and Beyond: Towards Planetary Realizations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Knowledge, Theory of -- Philosophy.
Liberation theology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857289349 (electronic bk.)
9780857289346 (electronic bk.)