Friday, September 9, 2011

Need your guidance and motivation

Dear Friends,

Greetings from SPPIS, Haryana.

It is matter of pleasure that our Centre for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) to fulfill its academic purposes, willing to publish an online journal of interdisciplinary study where we can propagate our ideas as well as do some creative work. For this purpose we need a panel of Positive Philosophers, those who can help in suggestions, review of articles and provide us proper guidelines. We are trying to get ISSN for this purpose; we already get ISBN’s for our future books. So, kindly co-operate in this work. We have already selected some members for Advisory Board according to their active participation in society work, kindly see it. Details of the journal given below and also a sample of format display at its website.

Lokāyata: Journal of Positive Philosophy

The Center for Positive Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Studies (CPPIS) starts a bi-annual interdisciplinary journal from 2011. The name Lokāyata can be traced to Kautilya's Arthashastra, which refers to three ānvīkikīs (logical philosophies), Yoga, Samkhya and Lokāyata. Lokāyata here still refers to logical debate (disputatio, "criticism") in general and not to a materialist doctrine in particular. The objectives of the journal are to encourage new thinking on concepts and theoretical frameworks in the disciplines of humanities and social sciences to disseminate such new ideas and research papers (with strong emphasis on modern implications of philosophy) which have broad relevance in society in general and man’s life in particular. The Centre will publish two issues of the journal every year. Each regular issue of the journal will contain full-length papers, discussions and comments, book reviews, information on new books and other relevant academic information. Each issue will contain about 100 Pages.

I am waiting for your positive and co-operative response. Suggestions are welcome.

With deep regards,

Dr Desh Raj Sirswal