Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx: Integral Sociology and Dialectical Sociology
Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1988 - 336 pages
Karl Marx and Sri aurobindo with whose ideas this book is mainly concerned, through belong to two different culturesand ages, the affinity of their chosen themes is very instructive. This book will be of interest to social scientists, philosophers and the reading public.
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The Concept of Nature
The Concept of Man
Rhythms of the Human Cycle
The Subjective and the Objective in History
Family Clan Commune and Tribe
Empire and Nation
The State and the Individual
Civilisation and Culture
action aesthetic anarchism authority basic bourgeoisie character civilisation claims concept conflict consciousness creative criticism culture D. P. Chattopadhyaya dialectical economic egoism empirical empiricism ethical evolution existence experience external fact forces freedom French Revolution function harmony Hegel historicism holism human aggregates human cycle human nature human unity idea ideal ideology important individual influence inner institutional integral intellectual interest internationalism Karl Marx knowledge laws liberty man's mankind Marx Marx's Marxist material materialist matter means mental metaphysical method mind mode mode of production moral necessity needs objective organisation philosophical political possible practical principle production proletariat psychological question realise reality reason relation religion says scientific sense social socialist society sociology sort speaking spiritual spiritualist Sri Aurobindo structure subjective subjectivism Supermind teleological theoretical theory things thinkers thought tion transcendental true truth understanding uniformity utopia vitalistic world-state
Page 7 - But here individuals are dealt with only in so far as they are the personifications of economic categories, embodiments of particular class-relations and class-interests. My stand-point, from which the evolution of the economic formation of society is viewed as a process of natural history, can less than any other make the individual responsible for relations whose creature he...
Page 9 - It is easy enough to find a theory, logically harmonious and with important applications in the region of fact, provided that you are content to disregard half your evidence. Every age produces people with clear logical intellects, and with the most praiseworthy grasp of the importance of some sphere of human experience, who have elaborated, or inherited, a scheme of thought which exactly fits those experiences which claim their interest. Such people are apt resolutely to ignore, or to explain away,...