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Praise for Sociological Thought
“Venkata Mohan’s Sociological Thought: In the Light of J. Krishnamurti’s is an exceptional and brilliant contribution of the author whom I consider as a unique academic intellectual of contemporary times. I am sure no one in the academic sphere has so far attempted to explain social Thought the way the author has analyzed and presented.”
Emeritus professor of Sociologyat
at Osmania University, Hyderabad.
What is culture? How should one study it? Is a science of culture possible? And what is science anyway? Many thinkers have been attempting to answer these questions. This book covers the answers provided by anthropologists ranging from classical evolutionists to postmodernists
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“This book, Sociological Thought: In the Light of J. Krishnamurti’s Philosophy, is an exceptional and brilliant contribution of the author whom I consider as a unique academic intellectual of contemporary times. I am sure no one in the academic sphere has so far attempted to explain Social Thought the way the author has analyzed and presented.”
Emeritus professor of Sociology at Osmania University, Hyderabad.
This book first covers the basic ideas in Sociological Thought from Comte to postmodernism. It comprehensively discusses Marx, Weber, Durkheim and Parsons, giving prominent place to Marx. It then takes Thought to its philosophical roots and also widens it by bringing in Kant, Nietzsche and Freud.
Why J. Krishnamurti here? Well, that is a way of bringing the Buddha to the discussion.
Why is a certain behavior considered ethical? By what processes does a certain behavior become ethical? Why are some people more capable of behaving ethically? This book discusses questions such as these with the help of the perspectives drawn from three distinct fields: Religion, Philosophy and Neuroscience. Theorists from the ancient to the recent – from the Buddha and Socrates to Antonio Damasio – are covered.
An IIT graduate, who always dreamt of becoming a monk, married an IAS officer. Both thought they understood each other, as well as their priorities in life, so well that neither her commitment to work nor his pursuit of Truth would be affected by the marriage.
What they did not know was that life does not oblige mortal’s plans…