By Dr. Marcus Bussey Abstract: 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….
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.