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Philosophical foundations of political India – Essays in political philosophy

Philosophical foundations of political India – Essays in political philosophy

Society
-Ben Geoffrey        Genealogy of the State The basis of the state is that man is born a social animal and left to himself he is not self sufficing as Aristotle explains “The proof that the state is a creation of nature and prior to the individual is that the individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing; and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But he who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god: he is no part of a state.” Since this article itself is concerning Indian political philosophical foundations, it is fitting to quote a prominent Indian thinker who has influenced many Indians in his life and thought, Swami Vivekananda says “I am thoroughly convinced that no individual or n
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