1st Edition

On Education and the Philosophy of Education The Unpublished Writings of K. Satchidananda Murty

Edited By Ashok Vohra, Kotta Ramesh Copyright 2024
    96 Pages
    by Routledge India

    This volume is a collection of K. Satchidananda Murty’s unpublished writings. It presents Murty’s views on the theory and praxis of education. Murty advocates for free universal education and presents a charter for education in the 21st century which promotes higher studies in mathematics, science, and technology. He provides a comparative analysis of Western and Asian curriculums and explores the possibilities of introducing more courses on Eastern philosophy. The essays also tackle the teacher–tudent relationship, moral education, and discipline in the classroom.

    An important contribution, the book presents K. Satchidananda Murty’s contribution to philosophy during 61 years of his engagement with active writing and teaching. It will be of great interest to scholars, teachers, and students of education, Indian philosophy, Asian philosophy, comparative philosophy, religious studies, and South Asian studies.

    Editors’ Note vi

    Introduction 1

    1 Education and Purpose of Life 7

    2 Universities and Good Citizenship 10

    3 Asian Studies 20

    4 Education and Building Socialism 25

    5 Education Policy: Some Reflections and Reactions 34

    6 Education of the Child 49

    7 General Education and European Universities 52

    8 Teacher and Student Mobility 63

    9 Reflections on Administering Specialized Study Centers/Departments 73

    10 Teacher–Student Relationship, Moral Education, and

    Discipline 75

    Index 84


    Ashok Vohra, Former Professor of Philosophy, Delhi University, India.

    Kotta Ramesh, Former Professor of Human Resource Management, Andhra University, India.