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Philosophy Of Mahatma Gandhi For The Twenty-First Century

Philosophy Of Mahatma Gandhi For The Twenty-First Century

by Douglas Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739122231

ISBN-13: 9780739122235

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: Lexington Books

The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi offers a fresh perspective on one of the most admired-yet also controversial-figures of the twentieth century. Douglas Allen and a leading group of Gandhi scholars present numerous ways in which Gandhi's thought and action-oriented approach are urgently needed for addressing major problems as we move into the twenty-first century.

Overview

The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi offers a fresh perspective on one of the most admired-yet also controversial-figures of the twentieth century. Douglas Allen and a leading group of Gandhi scholars present numerous ways in which Gandhi's thought and action-oriented approach are urgently needed for addressing major problems as we move into the twenty-first century. In turn, the contributors discuss how Gandhi's philosophy can shed light on issues of violence and nonviolence, war and peace, religion and religious conflict and dialogue, terrorism, ethics, civil disobedience, injustice, modernism and postmodernism, forms of oppression and exploitation, and environmental destruction. The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi will appeal to all levels of students and scholars.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739122235
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
0.75(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Key Issues and Overview of Gandhi's Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century   Douglas Allen     vii
Gandhi and Interreligious Dialogue   Bhikhu Parekh     1
Bridging the Secular and the Spiritual   Anthony Parel     19
Mahatma Gandhi's Philosophy of Violence, Nonviolence, and Education   Douglas Allen     33
Satyagraha and the Right to Civil Disobedience   Vinit Haksar     63
Three 9/11s: Satyagraha or Terrorism   Richard L. Johnson     99
Nonviolence as a Civic Virtue: Gandhi and Reformed Liberalism   Nicholas F. Gier     121
Gandhi and Islam: A Heart-and-Mind Unity?   Fred Dallmayr     143
Gandhi's Religious Ethics   Joseph Prabhu     163
The Postmodern Discourse on Gandhi: Modernity and Truth   Naresh Dadhich     179
The "Sanatani" Mahatma: Rereading Gandhi Post-Hindutva   Makarand Paranjape     201
Gandhi's Conception of a New Society   Margaret Chatterjee     215
The Anatomy of Nonviolent Revolution: A Comparative Analysis   M.V. Naidu     223
Index     249
About the Editor and Contributors     261

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