Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy (ISSN 2249-8389) is an online bi-annual interdisciplinary journal of the Center for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS). The name Lokāyata can be traced to Kautilya's Arthashastra, which refers to three ānvīkṣikīs (logical philosophies), Yoga, Samkhya and Lokāyata. Lokāyata here still refers to logical debate (disputatio, "criticism") in general and not to a materialist doctrine in particular. The objectives of the journal are to encourage new thinking on concepts and theoretical frameworks in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences to disseminate such new ideas and research papers (with strong emphasis on modern implications of philosophy) which have broad relevance in society in general and man’s life in particular. The Centre publishes two issues of the journal every year. Each regular issue of the journal will contain full-length papers, discussions and comments, book reviews, information on new books and other relevant academic information. Each issue will contain about 100 Pages.
About the Centre
Milestone Education Society (Regd.), Pehowa wished to establish a centre related to Humanities and Social Sciences. In this regard it established a Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) in collaboration with Society for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies, Haryana (online).
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
We feel that Philosophy is an open-ended, pioneering discipline, forever opening up new areas of study and new methods of inquiry. Philosophy affects Social Sciences and Humanities since many hundred years. Cultivation of ethical, moral, cultural and spiritual ideas by studying philosophy at various levels of education can change the mindset of the people. Philosophy is a growing phenomenon, a developing sphere. Each step in the walk of human existence adds new grains to the development of philosophy. We have used the term Positive Philosophy for this. Our object is to achieve an intellectual detachment from all philosophical systems, and not to solve specific philosophical problems, but to become sensitively aware of what it is we do when we philosophize. An Interdisciplinary Study is a field of study that crosses traditional boundaries between academic disciplines or schools of thought, as new needs and professions have emerged .Originally the term interdisciplinary is applied within education and training pedagogies to describe studies that use methods and insights of several established disciplines or traditional fields of study.
In order to reach the goal of creating a knowledge society, the majority of the people of India must be helped to overcome ‘information poverty.’ The knowledge deprived has to be given access to relevant, timely information and knowledge to address the roles they should play in the developmental process.
OBJECTIVES OF THE CENTRE