Freedom, Dharma, and Rights

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773493636
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Series: Social Philosophy Today, #9
  • Pages: 464

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Social Philosophy in Transition 3
2 Freedom, Obligation (Dharma) and Right: An Interrelational Analysis 19
3 Freedom, Rights and Dharma 43
4 Ability, Obligation, and Option 55
5 Freedom, Obligations, and Rights: A Jaina Perspective 79
6 Hobbes and Manu: The Ambiguous Relationship Between Rights and Obligations 87
7 Civilization and Its Dissents: Moral Pluralism and Political Order 101
8 The Quest for Equality and Order: The Gandhian Way 117
9 Outgrowing Nationalism: Tagore's Vision of a Better World 125
10 Good, Evil, and Freedom: A Philosophical Study 139
11 The Rationale of Gita's Concept of Freedom 149
12 Randomness and Distributive Justice 157
13 Freedom, Property, and the Rhetoric of Family 171
14 The Emergence of the Basic Ethical Concepts in the First Book of the Rig Veda 185
15 Freedom from Inner Negativity 195
16 Moksha and Social Salvation in the Philosophy of P. S. Sane 203
17 Civil Disobedience as a Moral Postulate 209
18 Dharma as the Foundational Principle of Cosmic Order 227
19 Dharma: An Analytical Retrospect 247
20 The Grounds of Social Obligation: A Conceptual Analysis 259
21 Dharmic Duty and the Role of Religion in Exacerbating Social Conflict 273
22 Dharma and Mahabharata 289
23 Yajna (Sacrifice) as a Cosmic Obligation 301
24 Jnandeva's Philosophy of Social Obligation 315
25 Lokayata and the Obligation to Pay Debts 319
26 Duty in F. E. Abbot's Philosophy 329
27 The Mimamsa Conception of Life 341
28 Individualism, Obligations, and Rights: A Community-Based Notion of Rights 351
29 The Law of Manu, the Modern Way of Death, and the Right to Die Well: A Case for Cross Cultural Discussions in Medical Ethics and Social Philosophy 369
30 Our Obligations to Nature and the Future: A Question of Justice and Rights 383
31 The Fundamental Rights of the Individual in the Islamic Polity 405
32 Evaluation of the Social Concepts of Equality and Reservation in Indian Society in the Context of the Indian Constitution 423
33 Equal Treatment or Treatment as an Equal? 439
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