KnowEthics: A philosophical play in three acts

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Abstract

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
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages203-215
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781000028935
ISBN (Print)9780367408039
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020

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