Teaching Philosophy in The Twenty-First Century
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Teaching Philosophy in The Twenty-First Century

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Item Code: NAW096
Author: P.George Victor
Publisher: D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8124602050
Pages: 236
Cover: HARDCOVER
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 480 gm
About the Book

The relevance of philosophy in the strife torn world of today cannot be undermined: going into the 'why' of ideas, philosophy examines the importance of concepts and ways to cultivate values, and foster them. But its growing unpopularity particularly as a discipline of study warrants specific attention. The book explores an important factor responsible for this -the way in which philosophy is taught.

The papers, presented at a national seminar sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, look into various aspects of teaching philosophy: its methods, models, techniques, associated problems and prospects in the coming decades to highlight the nature and relevance of philosophy. They scrutinise the philosophy curriculum in universities today and study the methods of teaching philosophy in ancient India, with their stress on summarising the essence of philosophical doctrines in sutras or aphorisms. Scholars from the West in their thought-provoking analyses present the changing patterns of curriculum and syllabus of philosophy, and the use of computers and science fiction for the purpose. The Indian teachers of philosophy, both old and young, emphasise on acquainting the students with philosophy right from the school level, and teaching philosophy in an entertaining yet edifying manner by presenting life stories of philosophers and teaching through novel methods. They discuss the need to introduce and popularize philosophy among people in general so as to make philosophy a way of life that can usher in moral and spiritual progress in the Twenty-first Century.

About the Author

Professor P. George Victor, Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, has a distinguished reputation as a teacher and writer. He has been teaching Sankara Vedanta, and Western Philosophy for post-graduate students for more than two decades. Prior to coming to the University he taught at D.N.R. Autonomous College for the graduate students. He served as Visiting Professor on the faculty of C.O.T.R. Theological Seminary. Being Professor of Philosophy at Andhra University, Dr. George Victor is the author of 'Social Philosophy of Vedanta', `Moral Science' and 'Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya', as well as the editor of 'Saints and Gurus' and 'Social Relevance of Philosophy'.

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