Gandhi

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 181 pages
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Gandhi (1869-1948) was one of the few men in history to fight simultaneously on moral, religious, political, social, economic, and cultural fronts--and to succeed in his struggle. Bhikhu Parekh offers a brief but focused look into Gandhi’s life and thought, outlining his major philosophical insights, cosmocentric anthropology, spiritual view of politics, and theories of oppression, nonviolent action, and active citizenship. He also considers how Gandhi’s success was limited by his lack of coherent theories of evil and of state and power, and how his hostility to modern civilization impeded his appreciation of its complexity.

 

 

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Contents

TWO Religious Thought
43
THREE Human Nature
63
FOUR Satyagraha
85
FIVE Critique of Modernity
105
SIX The Vision of a Nonviolent Society
125
SEVEN Critical Appreciation
151
Glossary
170
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Bhikhu Parekh is Professor Emeritus of Political Theory at the University of Hull (England). His publications include Gandhi's Political Philosophy, Crisis and Change in Contemporary India, The Decolonization of Imagination, and Critical Assessments of Jeremy Betham.

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