Deconstruction Of The Economic Principles In Thirukkural With Special Focus On Ethics And Aesthetics
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 4651-4656
AbstractThirukkural is considered one of the oldest ethical treatises offering the highest moral values to people across all cultures. This incomparable ethical treatise is rightly praised as Tamil marai, Muppal, Theva nool. Valluvar, the author who created the splendid verses is praised as Mudharpaavalar, Maadhanubangi. The economic model in which Valluvar lived was centred around the monarchy and as it was a pre-industrial age where there was not as much technological advancements as today, the agricultural sector was the leading sector influencing the growth of the economy. Thiruvalluvar not only gave moral guidelines to people to live a long and healthy life but also an economic outlook which helps them function as an ideal society. This economic outlook is driven by his aesthetic pursuit. Economics deals with Beauty or the Ideal; Aesthetics deals with usefulness; and Ethics deals with Right and Wrong (Ragsdale).
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