Jimena Canales

[Bergson] argued that if we didn’t have a prior sense of time we wouldn’t have been led to build clocks and we wouldn’t even use them ... unless we wanted to go places and to events that mattered. Jimena Canales, author and science historian

What Does Pragmatism Mean by Practical

WHAT DOES PRAGMATISM MEAN BY PRACTICAL?' p By John Dewey PRAGMATISM, according to Mr. James, is a temper of mind, an attitude; it is also a theory of the nature of ideas and truth; and, finally, it is a theory about reality. It is pragmatism as method which is emphasized, I take it, in the … Continue reading What Does Pragmatism Mean by Practical

Emerson and Carlyle

Review: Emerson and Carlyle Reviewed Work(s): The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872 by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson Review by: Edwin P. Whipple Bacon says of private letters, that “such as are written from wise men, are, of all the words of men, in my judgment, the best; for they … Continue reading Emerson and Carlyle

Caste prevents Hindus from forming a real society or nation

  Excerpt from: BAWS, Vol. 1 [1:] Caste does not result in economic efficiency. Caste cannot improve, and has not improved, the race. Caste has however done one thing. It has completely disorganized and demoralized the Hindus.      [2:] The first and foremost thing that must be recognized is that Hindu Society is a myth. … Continue reading Caste prevents Hindus from forming a real society or nation

Gandhi Ambedkar Debate, 1936

A Vindication Of Caste By Mahatma Gandhi (A Reprint of his Articles in the Harijan)      [1:] Dr. Ambedkar's Indictment (I)      [2:] The readers will recall the fact that Dr. Ambedkar was to have presided last May at the annual conference of the Jat-Pat-Todak Mandal of Lahore. But the conference itself was … Continue reading Gandhi Ambedkar Debate, 1936

Governing Class and the Servile Class

 Excerpt from: BAWS, Vol. 9 "...Nobody will have any quarrel with the abstract principle that nothing should be done whereby the best shall be superseded by one who is only better and the better by one who is merely good and the good by one who is bad……. But Man is not a mere machine. He is a human being with … Continue reading Governing Class and the Servile Class

Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers

[1:] It is a pity that Caste even today has its defenders. The defences are many. It is defended on the ground that the Caste System is but another name for division of labour; and if division of labour is a necessary feature of every civilized society, then it is argued that there is nothing … Continue reading Caste is not just a division of labour, it is a division of labourers