Intellectual Dialogue – Perspectives
The transcultural perspective of FIND Research and Intellectual Dialogue requires a permanent openness to otherness, an interest in transition zones of experience and thinking, and a critical awareness of an ever-changing world.
The religious perspective of FIND Intellectual Dialogue and related research activities are inspired by the central aspects of Alain Daniélou’s approach to the divine. In Daniélou’s thought, religion has many layers of meaning indicating its relevance to the life of human beings.
Following the principles of classical Indian tradition, Alain Daniélou wrote that the function of a work of art is not just to copy nature, but to imitate the process by means of which nature has been created, as seen by the artist who perceives the inner reality of things.
Do human beings have a political and social orientation nowadays? What is to be done about the identity crisis affecting Europe at present? What is the future of India, with its permanent tension between modernization and tradition? Is democracy the key to the future?