Philosophy

  • Indian Institute of Advanced Study to research on Indian tradition 3 days ago

    Shimla: Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), country's premier research institute, will take up new research projects on Indian traditions and its multi-culture components in the coming years. "The institute is the most appropriate place for initiating new research projects on Indian traditions and its multi-culture components and comparative studies...
  • SMS hospital doctor pays kids to imbibe Gandhian philosophy February 10, 2014

    A doctor in Rajasthan is spreading the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi among small children in a unique way. Dr Virendra Singh, superintendent of Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Hospital, regularly organises workshops in Jaipur to spread the message of honesty and compassion among kids. Influenced by life and teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Singh...
  • Civil Services Mains exam syllabus: Philosophy July 4, 2012

    Paper I History and Problems of Philosophy 1. Plato and Aristotle: Ideas; Substance; Form and Matter; Causation; Actuality and Potentiality. 2. Rationalism (Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz): Cartesian Method and Certain Knowledge; Substance; God; Mind-Body Dualism; Determinism and Freedom. 3. Empiricism (Locke, Berkeley, Hume): Theory of Knowledge; Substance and Qualities; Self and God; Scepticism. 4. Kant: Possibility...
  • Gandhian philosophy still relevant: Sam Pitroda January 8, 2012

    Jaipur: Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in today's changing world and can help in finding the solution to any problem, adviser to the Prime Minister, Sam Pitroda said on Sunday. "Gandhian philosophy and thoughts are relevant in the changing world of today and can help in difficult time, and...
  • Stage set for Coelho's book, The Alchemist July 28, 2008

    Mumbai: Paulo Coelho’s best selling book, The Alchemist is all set to take a centre stage when the stage version hits the theatres in September. Tom alter, who is playing the lead role in the play said, “We have done just one dress rehearsal so far, the final product is...
  • Sudarshan's vision of 'superpower India' June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: On the eve of the New Year, RSS chief K S Sudarshan on Sunday spelt out his vision for India as a 'superpower'. The head priest of the saffron brigade says India can be transformed into a 'superpower by 2011' solely on the strength of its culture and...
  • Ricky Martin admires Buddhist philosophy November 28, 2006

    Washington: Singer Ricky Martin may be a Christian but when it comes to religion it is the Buddhist philosophy that he admires. However, the Livin La Vida Loca singer is not yet ready to convert and become a practicing Buddhist like Hollywood hunk Richard Gere, for he also feels that...
  • Meet the man behind Sophie's World October 31, 2006

    Mumbai: For a lazy afternoon siesta, its best to head to the nearest bookshop and connect with words. And when the bookstore boasts the presence of Jostein Gaarder, author of the internationally acclaimed book Sophie's World, it's a visit well worth it. "This is my first time in India. I like...
  • Re-discovering life's fifth element October 14, 2006

    New Delhi: Hectic lifestyles have taken their toll on our health, which is probably the reason why the holistic wellness system based on the vedanta philosophy is fast catching on. "Today a youngster's lifestyle is all about movies, sports, television and parties. Beyond these things there is nothing. It's just...