Visions That do not Reproduce Another Nightmare

by Ashis Nandy


Alternative visions and interpretations of the global soul/mind are crucial if we wish to engage in global action that does not reproduce yet another nightmare. Most pressing is moving away from the discourse of universalism, as the dominant strand of universalism is grounded in a European worldview that accepts as absolute the superiority of the human, the masculine, the adult, the historical and the modern/progressive over the non-human/sub-human, the feminine, the child, the ahistorical and the traditional/savage. Thus in present times, the dream of ‘one world’ has become a nightmare and a threat to the survival of nonmodern/ western cultures.(continue…)

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