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Ramanujan A.K. Is there an Indian way of thinking (Contrib. Indian Soc.23, 1989)(T)(21s)_M_.djvu
Date Jan 7, 2004
Horse), does the Levi-Straussian opposition of nature-culture make sense;
we see that the opposition itself is culture-bound...
He posits a
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familial self, a 'self-we regard', sees no phase'of separation/individuation
from the parental family as in modern America; hence there seems to be
no clear-cut adolescent phase through which one rebels, and thereby
separates and individuates oneself in opposition to one's family (the
exceptions arc in 'modern' urban-centred families)...
democratic ideals, Protestant Christianity, espouse both the universal and
the unique, insist that any member is equal to and like any other in the
Or Blake in the technocratic democracy
of the 19th century railing against egalitarianism, abstraction, and the dark
Satanic mills, calling for 'minute particulars', declaring 'To generalize is to
be an idiot' (generalising thereby); and framing the slogan of all context-
sensitive systems: 'one law for the lion and the ox is oppression'...
The individual esoteric skills of meditation are
freed from their contexts into a streamlined widely accessible technique...
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