Monday, 17 May 2010

Political correctness

I am realizing that, with the subaltern perspective gaining in political correctness - even where only lip service is offered - the classical texts of Indian philosophy are none too popular, and books with Brahman in their title are unlikely to make huge sales.

Still, De Smet deserves to be known better. I am editing some of the contributions to the ACPI Encyclopedia of Philosophy (earlier proposed title, Encyclopedia of Indian Christian Philosophy): so few of them make use of De Smet, and so many, I think, will be presenting the 'standard' interpretation of Vedanta as monist and acosmist.

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