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.
|Title of host publication||Theory and Praxis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Reflections on the Colonization of Knowledge|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|