[INDOLOGY] Tagore, Aurobindo, and Malhotra

Howard Resnick hr at ivs.edu
Tue Jul 28 10:02:44 EDT 2015


I apologize if I was unclear. I did not mean that I or anyone else should advocate a sectarian view on this forum. I meant that a person committed to a particular metaphysical worldview, as we all are consciously or unconsciously, may still scrupulously adhere to principles of good, fair scholarship.

I have been on this list for several years, and you can easily check to see if I have done this or not. I believe I have.

Best,
Howard

> On Jul 28, 2015, at 8:11 AM, Richard Mahoney <r.mahoney at indica-et-buddhica.org> wrote:
> 
> On 28/07/15 17:12, Geoffrey Samuel wrote:
>> There is perhaps a distinction between being a spiritual practitioner
>> and being an advocate. But in my experience neither excludes genuine
>> scholarship, and I would regret it if people such as Howard were to
>> feel they had to withdraw from the list. We need a plurality of
>> perspectives.
>> 
>> In any case, I suspect there are quite a few people on the list who 
>> would have to withdraw if that criterion were applied 
>> systematically.
>> 
>> The level of rhetorical aggression displayed on the list over the 
>> last few days seems to me both inappropriate and thoroughly 
>> uncollegial.
> 
> Agreed -- and apart from finding all of this incomprehensible -- I've
> also been wondering about the extent to which historiography is being
> included in undergrad courses.
> 
> R
> 
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