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Fri 11 Nov 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Overview of INDICA Course on Introduction to Western Civilisation

The success of Western powers in multiple domains in the so-called ‘modern’ era has enabled the Western civilizational perspective and the self-understanding that emerged during that time to present itself to the rest of the world, not as one perspective among others, but as the universal and definitive human perspective and as the culmination of the world’s intellectual and spiritual development according to principles supposedly objective and self-evident.

The hegemonic position of this civilizational perspective makes it imperative that the essential elements of the Western paradigm of thought referenced by Western geopolitical power as the source of its legitimacy be grasped and critiqued.

To provide the foundation for such awareness, INDICA Courses has introduced a course on Introduction to Western Civilisation.

It is based on a standard, widely assigned collection of readings used to construct the ongoing and open-ended ‘Western Canon’ so that learners may both appreciate the wisdom in this intensely contested tradition and recognize its hazards,

In this webinar, our faculty, Dr. Edward P Butler, will provide an overview of this course.


Dr. Edward P Butler

Faculty, INDICA Courses

Dr. Edward P Butler is the Director of Indic Academy’s Center for Global Polytheist and Indigenous Traditions. He received his doctorate in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, New York City, for his dissertation “The Metaphysics of Polytheism in Proclus” (2004). Since then, he has pursued an ambitious research program in philosophy, theology, and the philosophy of religion, regularly publishing in academic journals, edited volumes, and devotionals. His areas of specialization include ancient Platonism, ancient Greek theology, ancient Egyptian theology, and the polytheistic philosophy of religion in general. In addition to his theoretical work on polytheism, he has been a practicing devotional polytheist his entire adult life. He is an advocate for the preservation, restoration, and revival of polytheistic traditions around the globe.


Dimple Kaul

Host, Servant Leader, INDICA Courses

Dimple, the Servant Leader at Indica Courses, is a learner, writer, poet, marketer, transformation coach and Life Enthusiast! Her education spans the humanities (MA, Liberal Arts), technology (B.E., Electronics and Communication) and business management (MMS, Marketing). She is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Development Studies. Dimple has led projects in austere environments, working with several multinational corporations. She has also been guiding several nonprofit organizations through strategic initiatives, serving as a pro-bono volunteer consultant, communications executive and transformation coach. With two decades of professional experience across Media, Telecom and Technology, she now serves the field of Indigenous Knowledge Systems through INDICA Courses – the pioneering EdTech start-up founded by INDICA.