Re-envisioning Development for Sustainable Community Systems: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations

  • Ananta Kumar GiriEmail author
Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 26)


Transition to sustainable community systems calls for re-envisioning human development. Human development does not only mean economic, political and ethical development; it also means artistic and spiritual development. All these dimensions of development are interlinked, but we have not paid sufficient attention to artistic and spiritual bases and horizons of human development and social transformations. In order to develop both individually and collectively, it is necessary to develop one’s artistic and spiritual potential. The essay explores relationships between art, spirituality and human development and describes examples from histories of ideas, art experiments and educational movements for creatively cultivating cross-fertilisation among them further.


Artistic transcendence Practical spirituality aestheses Multi-topial hermeneutics Multi-valued logic Ontological epistemology of participation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Madras Institute of Development StudiesChennaiIndia

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