Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Disenchanting IndiaOrganized Rationalism and Criticism of Religion in India$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Johannes Quack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199812608

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812608.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 14 October 2019

Individual Interpretations and Applications of Rationalism

Individual Interpretations and Applications of Rationalism

(p.206) (p.207) 13 Individual Interpretations and Applications of Rationalism
Disenchanting India

Johannes Quack

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides general information about the different interpretations and applications of rationalism by the members, activists and representatives of ANiS. It is shown how ANiS manages to unite intellectuals and activists in one organisation through a process in which abstract debates and philosophical distinctions work alongside concrete social activities with immediate practical relevance. It is argued that for the average member, ideological rejections of practices such as Ayurveda or Astrology, portrayed as “pseudo-sciences”, are less important than the relevance of rationalism in their everyday lives as exemplified by their experience of fearlessness and a sense of invulnerability.

Keywords:   interpretation, application, intellectuals, activists, Ayurveda, Astrology, pseudo-science, fearlessness

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .