Pragmatism, Spirituality and Society

New Pathways of Consciousness, Freedom and Solidarity

Editors: Giri, Ananta Kumar (Ed.)

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  • Explores pragmatism, spirituality, consciousness, freedom and solidarity
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  • Is a unique trans-disciplinary and cross-cultural engagement with pragmatism, consciousness, freedom and solidarity
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This book explores the dynamics of interaction between pragmatism and spirituality in the constitution and working of consciousness, freedom and solidarity. This book is cross-cultural and transdisciplinary in nature and brings critical and transformative perspectives from different philosophical and spiritual traditions of the world. It discusses the works of seminal thinkers such as William James, Rudolf Steiner, John Dewey, Swami Vivekananda, Martin Heidegger, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jordan Peterson, Slavos Zizek, Paul Valeri and O.V. Vijayan. It also explores dialogues between pragmatism and other philosophical and intellectual traditions such as Semiotics, Saiva Siddhanta, Vedanta, Trika Shaivism and Tantra. It explores themes such as pragmatism and belief, evolution of consciousness and happiness, spiritual pragmatism and economics of solidarity, value levels democracy, the perforamtive as an aspect of spirituality and transformation of political theology from Kingdom of God to Gardens of God.


About the authors

Ananta Kumar Giri is a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research in many universities in India and abroad, including Aalborg University (Denmark), Maison des sciences de l’homme, Paris (France), the University of Kentucky (USA), University of Freiburg & Humboldt University (Germany), Jagiellonian University (Poland) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has an abiding interest in social movements and cultural change, criticism, creativity and contemporary dialectics of transformation, theories of self, culture and society, and creative streams in education, philosophy and literature.  

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“In the West, pragmatism tends to have the dismal reputation of beinghumdrum and tied to status quo politics. But this book is anything but humdrum. It injects into the topic a welcome, uplifting elan by showing its connection with idealism, spirituality and religious faith.I think Dewey would have been pleased.”

--Fred Dallmayr, Emeritus Faculty, University of Notre Dame, USA

 “One of the hardest things to do in the world today is to reach out to multiple communities and perspectives whose voices are disparate and seemingly irreconcilable. This book has taken us on this hard journey here with attention to the practical yet spiritual aspects of the search for freedom and solidarity.”

--David Blake Willis, Professor of anthropology and education, Fielding Graduate University, USA

 “This rich collection of essays reminds us that genuine spirituality bears cultural and social fruits. The book invites one to consider thought-provoking ways of articulating spiritual life with the common good in our world of confusion and conflicts.”

--Patrick Laude, Professor, Georgetown University, Doha, Qatar

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Pragmatism, Spirituality and Society: An Introduction and Invitation to New Pathways of Consciousness, Freedom and Solidarity

    Pages 1-14

    Giri, Ananta Kumar

  • Pragmatism and Belief

    Pages 17-26

    Irudayadason, Nishant Alphonse

  • Pragmatism, Consciousness and Spirituality: William James and Rudolf Steiner

    Pages 27-39

    McDermott, Robert

  • Pragmatic Non-Duality in William James, Swāmī Vivekānanda and Trika Shaivism

    Pages 41-64

    Gates, Sarah Louise

  • Peterson vs. Žižek on the Evolution of Consciousness and Happiness: From Pragmatism to Sarkar’s Tantra

    Pages 65-87

    Hewitson, Justin M.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pragmatism, Spirituality and Society
Book Subtitle
New Pathways of Consciousness, Freedom and Solidarity
Editors
  • Ananta Kumar Giri
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7114-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7114-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7113-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 329
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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