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Essays in Social and Political Philosophy
Essays in Social and Political Philosophy
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There is an increasing awareness of the importance of social and political philosophy today, a recognition that without a conceptual grasp of factual details a proper understanding of social and political events must elude an observer.

In this collection of essays philosophers, as well as social scientists, have tried to clarify the basic concepts of social and political philosophy in terms of contemporary findings and historical facts, wherever necessary the concepts have been reviewed in the light of Indian conditions.

The seven sections of the book comprise Scope, Nature and Method of Social and Political Philosophy, some basic Concepts, Some Main Trends, Forms of State change and India and finally, an epilogue which reviews some problems of sociology of Knowledge.

The book should meet the academic requirements of advanced students in our universities. Not only philosophers, but also political scientists, sociologists, and scholars from related disciplines should find it very useful.

CONTENTS
Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgements xvi
PART I: SCOPE, NATURE AND METHOD
1 Social and Political Philosophy: some Aspects
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
3
2 Objectivity in Social Inquiry
Chhanda Gupta
25
3 Hermeniutics and Ethnomethodology
Krishna Roy
55
4 Value and Social Science
Chhanda Gupta
75
PART II: SOME BASIC CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
5 The Concepts of Rationality
Pranab Kumar Sen
97
6 The Basic of Justice
Chhatrapati Singh
115
7 Rights and Liberties
Kalyan Sen Gupta
141
8 Alienation
Krishna Roy
161
9 Some Basic Concepts of Indian Culture
N.A. Nikam
181
10 Civil Disobedience: Its Necessity and Limits
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
201
PART III: SOME MAIN TRENDS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
11 Hegel and After
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
233
12 The Social Philosophy of Karl Marx
Krishna Roy
263
13 Marxism after Marx
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
281
14 Mahatma Gandhi
Margaret Chatterjee
323
PART IV: FORMS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
15 Utilitarianism: A Conceptual Overview
Rajendrra Prasad
353
16 Capitalism
Manjula Bose
385
17 The Half-way House of the Welfare State
Jaba Guha
415
18 Communism and its Indian Context
Satindranath Chakraborti
433
PART V: IDEALS OF SOCIETY AND POLITY
19 Democracy: Some Reflection
S.P. Banerjee
457
20 Anarchism: Some Reflections
Prahlad Kumar Sarkar
481
21 Ideology and Utopia 505
PART VI: SOCIAL CHANGE AND INDIA
22 Ethics and politics in Hindu Culture
K. Satchidananda Murty
561
23 Towards a Theory of Social Change
Daya Krishna
581
24 Sanskritization, Westernization and Secularization
M.N. Srinivas
607
25 The Socio-Spiritual Heritage of Modern India
Krishna Roy
623
PART VII: EPILOGUE
26 Sociology of Knowledge: Some Problems
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
647
Bibliography 667
Contributors 685
Index 687

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Essays in Social and Political Philosophy

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From the Back of the Book

There is an increasing awareness of the importance of social and political philosophy today, a recognition that without a conceptual grasp of factual details a proper understanding of social and political events must elude an observer.

In this collection of essays philosophers, as well as social scientists, have tried to clarify the basic concepts of social and political philosophy in terms of contemporary findings and historical facts, wherever necessary the concepts have been reviewed in the light of Indian conditions.

The seven sections of the book comprise Scope, Nature and Method of Social and Political Philosophy, some basic Concepts, Some Main Trends, Forms of State change and India and finally, an epilogue which reviews some problems of sociology of Knowledge.

The book should meet the academic requirements of advanced students in our universities. Not only philosophers, but also political scientists, sociologists, and scholars from related disciplines should find it very useful.

CONTENTS
Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgements xvi
PART I: SCOPE, NATURE AND METHOD
1 Social and Political Philosophy: some Aspects
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
3
2 Objectivity in Social Inquiry
Chhanda Gupta
25
3 Hermeniutics and Ethnomethodology
Krishna Roy
55
4 Value and Social Science
Chhanda Gupta
75
PART II: SOME BASIC CONCEPTS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
5 The Concepts of Rationality
Pranab Kumar Sen
97
6 The Basic of Justice
Chhatrapati Singh
115
7 Rights and Liberties
Kalyan Sen Gupta
141
8 Alienation
Krishna Roy
161
9 Some Basic Concepts of Indian Culture
N.A. Nikam
181
10 Civil Disobedience: Its Necessity and Limits
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
201
PART III: SOME MAIN TRENDS OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
11 Hegel and After
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
233
12 The Social Philosophy of Karl Marx
Krishna Roy
263
13 Marxism after Marx
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
281
14 Mahatma Gandhi
Margaret Chatterjee
323
PART IV: FORMS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
15 Utilitarianism: A Conceptual Overview
Rajendrra Prasad
353
16 Capitalism
Manjula Bose
385
17 The Half-way House of the Welfare State
Jaba Guha
415
18 Communism and its Indian Context
Satindranath Chakraborti
433
PART V: IDEALS OF SOCIETY AND POLITY
19 Democracy: Some Reflection
S.P. Banerjee
457
20 Anarchism: Some Reflections
Prahlad Kumar Sarkar
481
21 Ideology and Utopia 505
PART VI: SOCIAL CHANGE AND INDIA
22 Ethics and politics in Hindu Culture
K. Satchidananda Murty
561
23 Towards a Theory of Social Change
Daya Krishna
581
24 Sanskritization, Westernization and Secularization
M.N. Srinivas
607
25 The Socio-Spiritual Heritage of Modern India
Krishna Roy
623
PART VII: EPILOGUE
26 Sociology of Knowledge: Some Problems
D.P. Chattopadhyaya
647
Bibliography 667
Contributors 685
Index 687

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