ISBN 9788126917655,Pursuit of Human Excellence

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ISBN 9788126917655
Publisher

Atlantic Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788126917655

ISBN-10 8126917652
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 304 Pages
Language (English)

Preface


The Idea of Human Excellence: A Holistic View


Different Views on Human Excellence,


Human and Social Well-Being,


A Holistic View of Human Excellence


Personal Excellence: The Good Life and the Good Person


Different Areas of Life,


The Good Life: A Holistic View,


The Good Person


Intellectual Competence


Acquisition of Knowledge,


Creation of Knowledge,


Application of Knowledge


Analytical Ability,


Synthetic Ability,


Judgemental and Evaluative Ability


Wisdom


Power of Observation,


Intellectual Honesty,


Open Mindedness,


Humility


Emotional Competence


Emotional Intelligence,


Emotional Competence,


Anger,


Love


Love as an Emotion,


Love as a Human Value


Suffering


Morality and Moral Competence


Moral Sensitivity,


Moral Virtues


Integrity,


Concern for Others,


Fairness,


Conscientiousness


Moral Principles


Principle of Beneficence,


Principle of Justice,


The Golden Rule of Morality


Moral Responsibility,


Moral Decision-Making,


Some Moral Needs of the Modern Life


Social Morality and Social Responsibility,


Ethics and Human Values in Work Life and Professional Life,


Institutional Morality,


Need for Global Morality


Spirituality, Spiritual Values and Spiritual Competence


Traditional Spirituality,


Humanistic Spirituality,


A Humanistic Critique of Modernity,


Spirituo-Human Values for the Modern Age


Human Freedom,


Creativity,


Love,


Egolessness


Spiritual Competence


The Making of an Excellent Person


Some Inspiring Examples of Excellent Persons,


Self-management for Self-development


Self-knowledge,


Setting Life Goals,


Self-discipline,


Mind Management,


Managing Our External Social Identities


Cultivation of Right Attitudes and Work Habits


Taking Initiative for Change,


Organised Way of Doing Things,


Leadership Qualities


Developing a Holistic World View for Human Excellence


The Good Society


The General Contours of a Good Society,


Ideas on Good Society in the Indian Cultural Tradition: The Paradigm of Dharma, Nyaya and Niti


The Dharmic Society,


Dharma in Personal Life,


Indian Social Organisation: The Varnashrama Dharma,


Dharmic Regulation of Political and Economic Life,


Concluding Comments


The Modern Age and Its Ideas on Good Society: The Paradigm of Human Freedom, Scientific Temper, Social Justice and Techno-economic Progress


Search for a Better Political Order: The English, American and French Revolutions, 8.3.2 Pursuit of Economic Prosperity,


The Welfare State,


Nation-State, War and Peace, Search for a Better World Order


A Humanistic Critique of Modern Ideas on Good Society


Modern Science, Technology and Pursuit of Material Prosperity,


Modern Social Systems: Promotion of Social Justice,


Paradigmatic Limitations of Modern Social Theory


Creating a Better Society

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