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Teaching Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century
Teaching Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century
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From the Jacket:

The relevance of philosophy in the strife torn world of today cannot be undermined: going into the 'why' of ideas, philosophy examines the importance of concepts and ways to cultivate values, and foster them. But its growing unpopularity particularly as a discipline of study warrants specific attention. The book explores an important factor responsible for this the way in which philosophy is taught.

The papers, presented at a national seminar sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, look into various aspects of teaching philosophy: its methods, models, techniques, associated problems and prospects in the coming decades to highlight the nature and relevance of philosophy. They scrutinize the philosophy curriculum in universities today and study the ancient India, with their stress on summarizing the essence of philosophical doctrines in sutras or aphorisms. Scholars from the West in their thought-provoking analyses present the changing patterns of curriculum and syllabus of philosophy, and the use of computers and science fiction for the purpose. The Indian teachers of philosophy, both old and young, emphasize on acquainting the students with philosophy right from the school level, and teaching philosophy in an entertaining yet edifying manner by presenting life stories of philosophers and teaching through novel methods. They discuss the need to introduce and popularize philosophy among people in general so as to make philosophy a way of life that can usher in moral and spiritual progress in the Twenty-first Century.

About the Author:

Professor P. George Victor, Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, has a distinguished reputation as a teacher and writer. He has been teaching Sankara Vedanta and Western Philosophy for post-graduate students for more than two decades. Prior to coming to the University he taught at D.N.R. Autonomous College for the graduate students. He served as Visiting Professor on the faculty of C.O.T.R. Theological Seminary. Being Professor of Philosophy at Andhra University, Dr. George Victor is the author of 'Social Philosophy of Vedanta', 'Moral Science' and 'Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya', as well as the editor of 'Saints and Gurus' and 'Social Relevance of Philosophy'.

 

CONTENTS

 

Preface

 

v
Acknowledgement

 

xi
1.   Inaugural Address: Ancient Indian Methods of Writing Philosophy
- V. Venkatachalam

 

1
2.   Keynote Address: Quality Teaching, the Criteria for Promotion in USA
- Michael Goldman

 

11
3.   Valedictory Address: Teaching Philosophy in a Multi-lingistic Context
- S.S. Rama Rao Pappu

 

27
4.   Philosophy as a Way of Life
- R.S. Ambasta

 

37
5.   Display Methods in Teaching Philosophy
- P. George Victor

 

41
6.   Philosophy Curriculum for the Young
- S. Gopalan

 

49
7.   Syllabus of Philosophy for +2 level
- Hari Narain Pandey

 

53
8.   Educating about Philosophy
- Himat Singh

 

61
9.   Philosophy and Trans-human Values
- B.K. Jha

 

69
10.   Teaching Philosophy through Science Fiction
- Judy D. Saltzman

 

79
11.   What should we Aim in Teaching?
- Lalitha Ramamurthy

 

97
12.   Goals of Philosophy
- Monika Talapatra

 

103
13.   Review of Methods for Teaching Philosophy
- R. Murali

 

107
14.   Philosophy for Value Education
- G.C. Nayak

 

117
15.   Philosophy for the Future
- D. Nesy

 

127
16.   Programme for Teaching Philosophy
- G. Padmakumar

 

135
17.   An Approach to Teaching
- K.R. Rajani

 

139
18.   A Note on Teaching Philosophy
- A. Rama Murty

 

145
19.   Philosophy of Value in Education
- Sajida Adeeb

 

149
20.   Future of Philosophy in the Educative Process
- P.V. Unnikrishnan

 

163
21.   Philosophy, Insight and Dialogue
- G. Vedaparayana

 

171
22.   Teaching Philosophy through Stories and Lives of Great Men
- R. Venkat Reddy

 

 

183
    Conclusion
- P. George Victor

 

197
    Appendix: Department of Philosophy, Andhra University - A Profile 203
    The Contributors 209
    Index 211

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Teaching Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century

Item Code:
IDD275
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
2002
Publisher:
D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
ISBN:
81-246-0205-0
Language:
English
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
231
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Weight of the Book-550 gms
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From the Jacket:

The relevance of philosophy in the strife torn world of today cannot be undermined: going into the 'why' of ideas, philosophy examines the importance of concepts and ways to cultivate values, and foster them. But its growing unpopularity particularly as a discipline of study warrants specific attention. The book explores an important factor responsible for this the way in which philosophy is taught.

The papers, presented at a national seminar sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, look into various aspects of teaching philosophy: its methods, models, techniques, associated problems and prospects in the coming decades to highlight the nature and relevance of philosophy. They scrutinize the philosophy curriculum in universities today and study the ancient India, with their stress on summarizing the essence of philosophical doctrines in sutras or aphorisms. Scholars from the West in their thought-provoking analyses present the changing patterns of curriculum and syllabus of philosophy, and the use of computers and science fiction for the purpose. The Indian teachers of philosophy, both old and young, emphasize on acquainting the students with philosophy right from the school level, and teaching philosophy in an entertaining yet edifying manner by presenting life stories of philosophers and teaching through novel methods. They discuss the need to introduce and popularize philosophy among people in general so as to make philosophy a way of life that can usher in moral and spiritual progress in the Twenty-first Century.

About the Author:

Professor P. George Victor, Director, Centre for Religious Studies, Andhra University, has a distinguished reputation as a teacher and writer. He has been teaching Sankara Vedanta and Western Philosophy for post-graduate students for more than two decades. Prior to coming to the University he taught at D.N.R. Autonomous College for the graduate students. He served as Visiting Professor on the faculty of C.O.T.R. Theological Seminary. Being Professor of Philosophy at Andhra University, Dr. George Victor is the author of 'Social Philosophy of Vedanta', 'Moral Science' and 'Life and Teachings of Adi Sankaracarya', as well as the editor of 'Saints and Gurus' and 'Social Relevance of Philosophy'.

 

CONTENTS

 

Preface

 

v
Acknowledgement

 

xi
1.   Inaugural Address: Ancient Indian Methods of Writing Philosophy
- V. Venkatachalam

 

1
2.   Keynote Address: Quality Teaching, the Criteria for Promotion in USA
- Michael Goldman

 

11
3.   Valedictory Address: Teaching Philosophy in a Multi-lingistic Context
- S.S. Rama Rao Pappu

 

27
4.   Philosophy as a Way of Life
- R.S. Ambasta

 

37
5.   Display Methods in Teaching Philosophy
- P. George Victor

 

41
6.   Philosophy Curriculum for the Young
- S. Gopalan

 

49
7.   Syllabus of Philosophy for +2 level
- Hari Narain Pandey

 

53
8.   Educating about Philosophy
- Himat Singh

 

61
9.   Philosophy and Trans-human Values
- B.K. Jha

 

69
10.   Teaching Philosophy through Science Fiction
- Judy D. Saltzman

 

79
11.   What should we Aim in Teaching?
- Lalitha Ramamurthy

 

97
12.   Goals of Philosophy
- Monika Talapatra

 

103
13.   Review of Methods for Teaching Philosophy
- R. Murali

 

107
14.   Philosophy for Value Education
- G.C. Nayak

 

117
15.   Philosophy for the Future
- D. Nesy

 

127
16.   Programme for Teaching Philosophy
- G. Padmakumar

 

135
17.   An Approach to Teaching
- K.R. Rajani

 

139
18.   A Note on Teaching Philosophy
- A. Rama Murty

 

145
19.   Philosophy of Value in Education
- Sajida Adeeb

 

149
20.   Future of Philosophy in the Educative Process
- P.V. Unnikrishnan

 

163
21.   Philosophy, Insight and Dialogue
- G. Vedaparayana

 

171
22.   Teaching Philosophy through Stories and Lives of Great Men
- R. Venkat Reddy

 

 

183
    Conclusion
- P. George Victor

 

197
    Appendix: Department of Philosophy, Andhra University - A Profile 203
    The Contributors 209
    Index 211

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