Lokayata: Journal of Positive Philosophy

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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 ānvīkikīs (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).

Vision

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

Mission

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

  • To study the nature of philosophy, its growing area in India and carry out evaluative research in Interdisciplinary approach to societal problems.
  • To provide philosophical and academic initiatives and counseling to the students and teachers of various academic levels.
  • To study applied aspects of Ancient Indian wisdom and Indian Cultural Values.
  • To study the problems of students, researchers and teachers of philosophy in their academic and professional life.
  • To disseminate updated information regarding seminars, workshops, conferences in India related to philosophy and other humanities subjects on a regular basis through a newsletter.
  • To organise seminars, lecture-series, workshops on specific topics on emerging and applied areas of philosophy and interdisciplinary studies.
  • • To study normative questions related to human and environment, social and political philosophy, philosophy of law, medical ethics etc.
  • To do critical and comparative studies of philosophical systems or movements, religions and philosophy of education.
  • To develop and start short –term courses like Research Methodology in Philosophy and Applied Logical Reasoning etc for students and professionals.
  • To carry out evaluative studies on the various ongoing projects/schemes and other welfare programmes of the Government.
  • To develop a Resource centre for the application of philosophy in India and interdisciplinary studies.
  • To provide a platform for interaction between students, researchers and subject experts of different subjects through meetings and interaction programmes.
  • For details visit:

http://positivephilosophy.webs.com/