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“Surplus in Man” and the capability-based sustained/total human development

“Surplus in Man” and the capability-based sustained/total human development Purpose – This paper aims to define a capability-based sustained/total human development, after reviewing both the concept of “Surplus in Man” as the source for achieving the Vedântic ideal of transcendence, and the capability approach to human development. Design/methodology/approach – The capability-based sustained/total human development has been defined by integrating the Vedântic concept of “Surplus in Man” and the deontological theories of morality into the basic approach to capability-based human development. Findings – An answer to the question: “How to apply a holistic approach to our daily life?” is outlined. Practical implications – An example is provided on the role of yoga and meditation as the key initial bridging forces between the Western and Eastern concept of mental health. Also, the recent trend in a morally demanding lifestyle of a section of people in the Western societies for moving towards a galloping spiritual pluralism has been exemplified. Originality/value – Role of responsibility of an individual human being along with his or her right has explicitly been emphasized in the approach to capability-based sustained/total human development. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Development Issues Emerald Publishing

“Surplus in Man” and the capability-based sustained/total human development

International Journal of Development Issues , Volume 13 (3): 16 – Aug 26, 2014

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1446-8956
DOI
10.1108/IJDI-06-2014-0052
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to define a capability-based sustained/total human development, after reviewing both the concept of “Surplus in Man” as the source for achieving the Vedântic ideal of transcendence, and the capability approach to human development. Design/methodology/approach – The capability-based sustained/total human development has been defined by integrating the Vedântic concept of “Surplus in Man” and the deontological theories of morality into the basic approach to capability-based human development. Findings – An answer to the question: “How to apply a holistic approach to our daily life?” is outlined. Practical implications – An example is provided on the role of yoga and meditation as the key initial bridging forces between the Western and Eastern concept of mental health. Also, the recent trend in a morally demanding lifestyle of a section of people in the Western societies for moving towards a galloping spiritual pluralism has been exemplified. Originality/value – Role of responsibility of an individual human being along with his or her right has explicitly been emphasized in the approach to capability-based sustained/total human development.

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International Journal of Development IssuesEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 26, 2014

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