Author: R A sinari
Editor: R A Sinari
Publisher: Indian Institute of Advanced Study
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170186528
This volume is a collection of contributions which aim to delineate various dimensions of the human phenomenon, to uncover the meaning of human existence, to arrive at the foundation of man-and-the-world and man-to-man encounters.
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla was perhaps the first research organization in India to have staged a seminar on MAN. The seminar was a many-pronged intellectual exercise directed toward the understanding of human reality. Although the participants were mainly philosophers, drawn from Indian universities, the papers and discussions at the seminar covered diverse aspects of human life—anthropological, psychological, ethical, ontological, religious, etc. The aim of the sessions was to delineate various dimensions of the human phenomenon, to uncover the meaning of human existence, to arrive at the foundation of man-and-the-world and man-to-man encounters. Speakers put across Indian and Western, scientific and metaphysical, analystic and holistic, inward-directed and outward-directed points of view.
This volume contains most of the contributions read and discussed at the seminar. Each article in this volume reflects an unduplicable paradigm, a unique way of looking at MAN. The reading of all the articles would leave one with an inevitable impression that the meaning of being human can be understood from a number of vantage points, that there are seemingly diverse though fundamentally complementary perceptions concerning humanness, that what a particular writers see as the dominant feature of human life arise probably from his/her own experience of being in the world.
Man: An Essay in Philosophical Anthology
What is it like to be a Human Being
The Ontological Structure of Man
Some Methodological Observations Regarding the Study of Man and Human Actions
Skepticism, Identity and Interrupted Existence (Consideration of Some Model Universes)
Towards Ethical Knowledge: Some Exploratory Reflections
Means and Ends
The Concept of Freedom
The Telic Concept of Human Personality
Freedom: An Indian Perspective
The Exceptional Man and Nietzshe
The Image of Man Today: The Literary Evidence
The Concepts of Man in Psychology: the Savage, the Robot and the Noble Savage
The Buddhist Concept of Man
Some Modern Critiques and Indian Archetypal Evidence
Gurbani and Man