Category: Philosophy

Indian Influences on Gandhi

Indian Influences on Gandhi: In his family, he was influenced very much by his parents. His mother, Putlibai, a lady of devout temperament, influenced his religious thoughts. She was a deeply religious woman who taught the young boy the lessons of saintliness. Gandhi learnt the alpha of religion from his mother which formed the foundation of …

Gandhi and Tolstoy

Gandhi and Tolstoy: Between Gandhi and Tolstoy there are extraordinary similarities. Both of them were deeply impressed by Ruskin’s views on the political economy embodied in Unto This Last and Munera Pulveris, the two important works of Ruskin. The cornerstone of Tolstoy’s philosophy is Love. Both were deeply influenced by the Sermon on the Mount. They …

Gandhi Concept of Trusteeship

Gandhi Concept of Trusteeship: Gandhi thought out the concept of trusteeship for regulating the use of private ownership of property. Any person possessing more property than what is required for his immediate use should regard himself not as the absolute owner of that wealth but as a trustee of the people and use some of it …

Gandhi Views on Religion and Politics

Gandhi Views on Religion and Politics: His views on religion and its relationship with politics are quite different from those of many a political philosopher of the Modern Age. The striking characteristics of politics in the Middle Ages were that it was never free from the influence of religion. It is only in the Modern Age …

Aurobindo Ghosh Philosophy of Aims of Education

Aurobindo Ghosh Philosophy of Aims of Education: (1) Physical Development and Purity- One of the important aims of education is to achieve the complete physical and pure development of a child. To Sri Aurobindo, it is the body that performs all religious obligations. He not only emphasises mere physical development but physical purity also. Without physical …

Contribution of Froebel to Modern Educational Theory and Practice

Contribution of Froebel to Modern Educational Theory and Practice: Froebel’s contribution to modern educational theory and practice may be summed up as follows- Nursery Education and Kindergarten- Froebel attached great importance to the education of children in their earlier years. He advocated that education of the earlier childhood is more important than that of the later …