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Relevance of Philosophy in 21st Century

K.R. Rajani (Editor)
Synopsis Scientists and Technicians make new inventions to provide necessities and comforts of life; doctors work to eradicate human suffering; Sportsmen & Artists provide entertainment. But What does the study of Philosophy or Philosophers do for their Fellow Men? Cultivation of ethical, moral, cultural and spiritual ideas by studying philosophy at various levels of education can change the mindset of the people. Recent researching ethics and moral science, has proved that studying ethics in business, work ethics, medical ethics has a tremendous influence on people all over the world. Philosophy should be one of the foundation courses in the curriculum of the modern school, college and university. Awarding Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in all fields of knowledge is not enough to fulfill the need and significance of philosophy in educational system. It should be approached as a context to relate and integrate what is learned in the various specialized fields. If this intend is realized, the study of the philosophy can yield one of the choicest fruits of education. The articles of the book are presented in the National Seminar sponsored by UGC thoroughly discussed the relevance and need of philosophy in this century and resolved to promote, it as a foundation course at all levels of education.
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About the author

K.R. Rajani

Dr. (Mrs.) K.R. Rajani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. She was the recipient of Dr. Sarvepalli Radha Krishnan Philosophy Prize; Raja Ram Mohan Roy Birth Bicentenary Prize of the Andhra Pradesh Brahma Samaj and G.S.R. Krishnaiah Philosophy Prize. Dr. Rajani was nominated as "International Woman of the year for 2000/2001 by International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England. She has presented and published many papers. She is the author of two books titled "The Ideal of Human Unity: Sri Aurobindo" and "An Introduction to Sino-Japanese Philosophy". Dr. Rajani has visited University of Chicago, Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt University in the United States of America on a staff award in the year 2005. Her areas of interests are Sri Aurobindo, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Education, Applied Ethics and Gender Studies.

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Title Relevance of Philosophy in 21st Century
Author K.R. Rajani
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8184290365
length xxxxii+360p., References; 23cm.