Modernity is fatally wounded. Neohumanism is the socio-spiritual response to the fatal logic of modernity which privileges growth and the human species over the broad kinship networks of the planet. Sarkar’s articulation of Neohumanism offers a subtle and powerful spiritual alternative logic to counteract the materialist worldview of the present. Drawing on deep cultural traditions of Tantra and Humanism, Sarkar finds hope in just and joyous planetary futures.
Neohumanism is a philosophy developed by the eminent Indian thinker Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar that promotes both a reformulation and a revision of classical humanism, and that can thus be characterized as a way of thinking and acting which is at the same time transmodern, for reinforcing the foundations of modernity from a position of alterity, and decolonial, for deconstructing the bases of coloniality from a condition of subalternity. With its visionary and even revolutionary discourse, neohumanism thereby represents another form of knowledge, an “other” thinking, the renewed expression of the ancient tantric epistemology – or science of yoga – from which it was conceived and elaborated as a primarily spiritual and profoundly mystical philosophy.