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Introductory notes and analysis of deeper epistemological fabric of Yogendra’s discourse —— by Prof.Gopalakrishna Panicker
Listen to Prof. Yogendra!; Calm, simple and honest discourse of deep socio-political issues; with simple words and expressions; bringing home the wealth of disinterested pursuit of pure knowledge. Socratic, Q&A style, held in CGIS South, Harvard University on May 7, 2013. Magic spell of honesty and wisdom with crystal clear clarity!. I have an open request to Prof.Yogendra “Please give a similar discourse in Hindi, spread it to three or more different videos, using your well accepted pedagogical skill” – It would be a beginning, we shall dub it in Malayalam and Tamil (If it is dubbed from English, it would not be that much effective due to the difference in structure of the languages, still we shall try one such first)
Interlocutors, just forgot to intercept!. Prof. Yogendra started the discussions about two standard scripts, the Liberal democratic and the revolutionary; Asserts that “History does not wait for anybody’s scripts to be played out”. The Great ‘Enlightenment’ Philosopher, Immanuel Kant famously holds the same view with regards to the (so called),’Laws of nature’. Yogendra brings commonalities between received scripts of Liberal democratic and revolutionary frames. Great philosopher of the last century Karl Popper(Ref: ‘Open Society and its Enemies’), showed us, how totalitarian and fascist philosophy has its roots from Hegelian rhetoric. Prof. Yogendra describes the enlightenment reductionism of closed system approach with Cartesian determinism as ‘Euro normality’. ‘Open system approach’ appended to the ‘Liberal democratic frame, would be the right philosophy, espouses openness, plurality and inclusiveness. Corrections, non-linear updating, critical reasoning , commitment and dedication applied, using intellectual honesty.
Prof. Yogendra again asserts the indeterminate and non-linear nature of dynamics of society, avoiding technical terms without loss of generality and clarity. Instead of using the accepted technical word ‘Historicism’; he refutes it by explaining the meaning and content of the same!. He says history creates it’s own scripts in ‘unfamiliar alphabets’ and we are trying to fit it in to our own frames. If we include all branches of science and epistemology; Can the ‘Problem of Induction’, be better explained!. David Hume’s Problem; taken up seriously by Immanuel Kant and solved with required logical sufficiency by Karl Popper; who dropped ‘Induction’ from the scientific discourse ; ‘Charvakas’ and later Jayarāśi Bhaṭṭa of 9th century has done it in our continent (surly with respective historical limitation). Instead of referring ‘science of knowledge’ as ‘Epistemology’, he explains it as ‘Reading of the Readings’!.
J.P movement, I.A.C movement, and Narendra Mody all subjected to critical reasoning, using required analytical reductions. Regarding the revolutionary frame; after admitting his early association and appreciation of it, he simply asserted; ‘Has got just erased from public articulation and even from the memories of professional revolutionaries‘, With out even mentioning the concept of ‘Antagonistic Classes’, Blowing a mild breeze of remembered history, he just help it to wither away!. Mr Narendra Mody is dissected with equal acumen. Remember the talk was much before, Mr. Narendra Mody assumed power in Delhi and Mr Kejeriwal became C.M of a small union territory; a ‘glorified Municipality’; the capital city of India!. With a prophetic vision. He dissects the very matrix of Mody’s basket, more relevant now; Any mention of Aam Admy Party or Arvindh Kejeriwal (both are synonyms as sycophantic careerist idiots, are holding the echelons of power within AAP ) was naturally absent; as it does not fit to the content and spirit of his profound approach!. Even though, he was a prominent leader of AAP at that time.
Prof.Yogendra rejects any authoritarian claim of deterministic evolution, either in the name of ‘Reason or History’; quoting examples, not choosing from the given menu of received scripts, but reading the new scripts with new alphabets and ‘Reading the Readings’ as well; to frame new menu. To explain evolution of dynamics of ‘History sans perdition’, he stress the role of ‘Luck’ (implies the role of it’s anti-thesis, the ‘bad luck’); putting together, the role of chance and indeterminacy. Emergency period and fall of Mrs Indira; Regarding the very sensitive ‘caste’ and communal issues, Yogendra describes the basket Mr Mody is carrying. Caste is being domesticated by its front door entry. Later we realize NOW, that it was a ‘pack of domesticated wolves’ and after tasting the blood of power it naturally go wild! -Prof. Yogendra- seems to imply much more. Image of a single powerful leader, larger than life, delivering, good governess and services to the people with dangers and dirty tricks packed as offers etc etc… The lighter moments gives still stronger messages!. To explain the role of metaphors and symbols to study the Chemistry and Dynamics of Anna movement, he gives an example,
“Some of my friends use to call me ‘Yogendra ji’, but it remind me of Hiduthva or RSS tone. Just feel the intimacy conveyed if you call me Hai! Yogendra!”.
When he stopped, a participant started: “Thank you ‘Yogendra ji’ ….”. Every body including me, watching it online roar with laughter; he said “sorry it is a force of habit “. Again his comment “baby sound make it more real” and asks the mother (?) not to leave or worry, when a baby expressed impatience and mother apologised!. When he says ” I was standing two feet away from Anna Hazare”; we read more; with a smile; ‘Is the ‘two feet in philosophical or sociological scale, horizontal or vertical’ deeper or upper?!. Such lucky, small factors all contributed to the harmony of the philosophical discourse in style and strength; a contribution to the advancement of civilization which is ‘still in it’s infancy'( ibid; Karl Popper,introduction ).
To pay respect to his celebrated talk in Harward I am modifying my calling name and blogger name to ‘Kris’ instead of ‘Krishg’ even though ‘g’ stands for adjective of Krishna the Yadave name, signifying the profession ‘Go-Pala’-means-‘cow-boy’, it sound like ‘ji’. Again ‘Kris’ reflects my deep respect to ‘Early Christianity’. Now watch 3 or 4 times the profound discourse of pure thoughts with logical sufficiency and sincerity. To be in a class where you get far more!. Please click the blue coloured text ,next –> Yogendra in style, Harvard University on May 7, 2013 .
Prof Yogendra discuss the set of ‘first principles’ required for theorizing the social evolution naturally it cannot be proved!. Rejects Induction (generalizing the particular without reason or logic ) for choosing the set of ‘First principles’ . Hence the discussion again goes deeper to the `zero-th principle ‘ taking in to account the required ‘verisimilitude’ provided by the prevailing social thinking modulated by appropriate piecemeal social engineering.
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