Thursday, March 10, 2011

Positive Philosophy: Meaning & Methodology (Communication)

Positive Philosophy: Meaning & Methodology (Communication)
Friends I am here posting an email by my friend Lakhwinder Singh. The questions asked about Positive Philosophy are the same questions, which generally people asked to me when I launch the conception of Positive Philosophy. Here are these general questions and my intentions about this conception, May it will be beneficial for our fellow beings those have same curiosity but haven’t ask me. Thanks
Thu, Mar 10, 2011
To: "dr. sirswal"
Hello my friend Desh
I am very happy that you are doing positive philosophy. I really appreciate your attempts, but one thing what is meaning of positive philosophy.
Is it only for academic philosophers or for every common man?
Is it related to making philosophy positive or making philosopher positive?
Is it related to do something positive?
Is there any negative philosophy also?
Is there any limitation for u regarding the subject matter of philosophy which is not positive.
I am waiting for your response.
Thank you
Lakhwinder Singh
Dr. Desh Raj Sirswal
Thu, Mar 10, 2011
To: Lakhwinder Singh
Dear Friend,
Thanks for your meaningful questions. I am trying to answer these for our understanding about Positive Philosophy.
1. When I discuss about it, I have a single criteria for positive philosophy i.e. if it to be acceptable to all reasonable people of the world. In defining Positive Philosophy it may be said, The Positive Philosophy is an attempt 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.
2. It is an attitude as well as a methodology for both academician and common person.
3. It make philosophy in India Positive so that it can make something useful for societal growth and in working process it also make the person aware.
4. I am not negating something, here Positive word is not an antonym but it is an adjective. Where there are merely religious, metaphysical speculations and passive ideologies, we left it behind because they are not useful so far। Positive Philosophy is working on that issues which have some worth for human. It is a process to do something creative.

We are using innovative method. An innovator could be rebellion because
he breaks the established method, norms and redefines the layer of thought. Innovation not simply implies questioning, reshaping,restricting but also developing through transformation.
Once one becomes habitual to this attitude he-she will be ready to do some positive or creative.
I am working on two theses:
1. Positive Philosophy for Contemporary Indian Society
2. Philosophy, Education and Indian Value System.
I will send you later.
Thanks for being with us.
Dr Desh Raj Sirswal
Assistant Professor (Philosophy)
P.G. Govt College for Girls,

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