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THE BHAGAVAD GITA AND MODERN THOUGHT INTRODUCTION

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In a recent essay the agent provocateur and philosopher Slavoj Žižek remarked that the Bhagavad Gita represented the perfect philosophy for post-capitalist society. By no means the first reaction to this text, this is only the most recent and arguably most controversial understanding of the philosophical content of the Gita, whose previous commentators have ranged from Nietzsche to Hitler. Less controversially, the modern composer Phillip Glass opened his opera Satyagraha with a dramatization...

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10.1017/S1479244310000065

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, History
Journal:
MODERN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
Volume:
7
Issue:
2
Pages:
269-273
Publication date:
2010-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1479-2451
ISSN:
1479-2443
URN:
uuid:2430042b-23a3-4c4d-acb8-259b100d54c6
Source identifiers:
146232
Local pid:
pubs:146232
Language:
English

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