The book presents a holistic picture of the good life which transcends the prevalent narrow understanding of what constitutes success, fulfilment and happiness in life. It offers a fresh interpretation of human values as the collectivity of all those values which enrich the different dimensions of life material, societal, psychological, aesthetic, ethical and spiritual. A harmonious realisation of all these values helps us grow as truly and fully human persons. The book synthesises ideas drawn from both the classical Indian value tradition and the modern western humanistic thought. The two are looked upon as being complementary and not antagonistic.
The book should appeal to all those who are concerned about questions like how to be a good person?, how to live a good life?, and how to help create a good society? It should be of special interest to professionals. They are now expected not only to solve specific technical problems competently, but also to examine their work in relation to the larger social, ethical and human context. To equip them with such competency, some universities and institutes have introduced courses on value related themes. The book should prove helpful as a textbook for such courses.
About the Author(s):
A.N. Tripathi is professor of Electrical Engineering at the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He obtained B.Sc. Engineering (Electrical) degree from Banaras Hindu University, M.Tech. (Control Systems) from I.I.T., Kharagpur, and Ph.D. from University of Wales (U.K.). He has thirty-five years of teaching and research experience. Initially he worked in the area of Control System and later on shifted to Power Electronics. His present interests include ethics and human values in engineering.
Value Crisis in Contemporary Indian Society The Good Life and its Values Material Values Societal Values Psychological Values Aesthetic Values Moral and Ethical Values Spirituality and Spiritual Values Human Values Values in Work Life Professional Ethics Human Values in Management Epilogue Index
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