KnowEthics: A philosophical play in three acts

Daniel Raveh*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Drawing on three contemporary theorists, Daya Krishna, Gopal Guru and Vrinda Dalmiya, this chapter investigates the notion of knowledge. It looks into Daya Krishna’s idea of education that brings the social dimension where knowledge is said to belong to everyone and no one into the centre for philosophical analysis. It critiques the idea of adhikāra, that is, exclusion/inclusion, as far as knowledge is concerned and attempts to free knowledge from knowledge as seeking “truth with a capital T”. It thus argues for multi-vocality and pluralism. Caring and philosophizing in this new perspective are not about epistemology and ethics but aesthetics and ethics, and the chapter refers to “aesth-ethics”, namely aesthetics that is rooted in the ethical.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Praxis
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on the Colonization of Knowledge
EditorsJal Murzban, Jyoti Bawane
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York, New York
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000028935
ISBN (Print)9780367408039
StatePublished - 2020


  • Knowledge
  • Theory of
  • Humanism -- Philosophy
  • Colonization -- Social aspects
  • Eurocentrism
  • אירוצנטרית
  • קולוניזציה -- היבטים חברתיים
  • الاستعمار -- جوانب اجتماعيّة
  • הומניזם -- פילוסופיה
  • תורת ההכרה
  • المعرفة، نظرية


Dive into the research topics of 'KnowEthics: A philosophical play in three acts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this