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Gandhi,Mahatma And The Working Scientist - A Reconciliation

Gandhi, KS (1988) Gandhi,Mahatma And The Working Scientist - A Reconciliation. In: Current Science (Bangalore), 57 (24). pp. 1313-1316.

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IMAGINE a scientist who is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. What kind of science can he practice? Would it be different from the kind of science that is being practised? I believe it would be and will illustrate this by constructing Mahatma Gandhi's view on science and scientific research based on his writings on related subjects. To me this implies that science is affected by the scientist's subjective values. I will then trace some of the values behind science as practised today and examine their implications for .he relationship between the scientist and the society. I will also present a case for abandoning the belief that science must be universal and show the relevance of Gandhian concepts to scientists.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Science (Bangalore)
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 11:52
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2010 11:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/32198

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