UPR Professor Dr. Debashish Banerji Publishes Article in Integral Review

University of Philosophical Research Integral Review ArticleDr. Debashish Banerji has published an article in the Integral Review entitled: Structure and Process:  Integral Philosophy and Triple Transformation.
This article looks at the ongoing debate between perennialism and pluralism in  religious studies and considers the category of the integral, as described by Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950) in the context of this debate. After exploring the case for perennialism vis-à-vis pluralism, it compares the contemporary  taxonomy of a perennial core to mystical experience developed by Robert K. C. Forman with the idea of the “triple transformation” developed by Sri Aurobindo as a way to the realization of an “integral consciousness.”
Through this consideration, it indicates the aporetic nature of an integralism which can simultaneously uphold the concerns of perennialism and pluralism non-reductively. Such an aporetic goal challenges the epistemological assumptions of the modern knowledge  academy and is shown to make sense only as an ever deferred processual ontology as against the knowledge academy’s telos of a totalistic structuralism.

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