By Michæl Jackson
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If Rorty is bored or irritated by the interviewer’s probing, he is at pains not to show it. He listens to the question and tries to answer it, even if the picture that he is allowing to emerge is of a nerd who felt indiﬀerent to the rough-andtumble of the world. ” “Yeah, much more. ” 26 . the philosopher who would not be king “Oh, fantasies of power . . ah . . of control . . um . . of omnipotence. The normal childhood fantasies . . um . . you know. ” “Power. Control. ” “And I think I was basically looking for some way to get back at the schoolyard bullies by turning into some kind of intellectual and acquiring some kind of intellectual power.
Her name was Beena Banerjee. She came to DAV in July 1951. I was then in the ﬁnal year of my BA, and from the very ﬁrst moment I laid eyes on her, I was smitten. Whenever I saw her, she would return my glances with a mysterious but mischievous smile. Then, one rainy August afternoon, as I stood half drenched under one of the classroom verandahs, she crept up behind me. ’ “I froze. Though notorious for straight talking, I was speechless. Sensing victory, she smiled. ‘You see, I am taking English Literature, and Professor Nigam told me that you have the best notes for the ﬁrst year.
Hermit in the water of life discover, from Camus’s notion of absurdity. Sunyavad (the doctrine of voidness) rejected the absolutism of Vedanta, as well as nihilism, and I decided to study it further. Sri Krishnaprem, née Ronald Nixon, was a Cambridge don who had come to Lucknow University with another don, Chadwick, to teach English. Both fell under the inﬂuence of Vice Chancellor Chakravarti’s wife (Monika Devi, later Yashoda Ma). I stayed with him for about a week, found him very comforting, yet was not equal to his intense devotionalism (bhakti) and left dissatisﬁed.