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From Aurobindo to Auroville: marrying the mystical and the empirical

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This thesis examines a proposed narrative between text and practice, in the work of the modern Indian thinker Aurobindo Ghose and Auroville; an experimental township created under his influence. Aurobindo’s spiritual philosophy poses non-distinction between transcendent, infinite Spirit and the immanent, finite Matter of terrestrial existence, claiming that the realisation of the one need not entail the dismissal of the other. With a deep focus on Aurobindo’s philosophical magnum opus,

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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