The Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi for the Twenty-First Century
This volume shows how Gandhi's thought and action-oriented approach are significant, relevant, and urgently needed for addressing major contemporary problems and concerns, including issues of violence and nonviolence, war and peace, religious conflict and dialogue, terrorism, ethics, civil disobedience, injustice, modernism and postmodernism, oppression and exploitation, and environmental destruction. Appropriate for general readers and Gandhi specialists, this volume will be of interest for those in philosophy, religion, political science, history, cultural studies, peace studies, and many other fields.
- Paperback | 282 pages
- 149.86 x 223.52 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
- 15 Mar 2008
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Key Issues and Overview of Gandhi's Philosophy for the Twenty-first Century Chapter 2 Gandhi and Interreligious Dialogue Chapter 3 Bridging the Secular and the Spiritual Chapter 4 Mahatma Gandhi's Philosophy of Violence, Nonviolence, and Education Chapter 5 Satyagraha and the Right to Civil Disobedience Chapter 6 Three 9/11s: Satyagraha or Terrorism Chapter 7 Nonviolence as a Civic Virtue: Gandhi and Reformed Liberalism Chapter 8 Gandhi and Islam: A Heart-and-Mind Unity? Chapter 9 Gandhi's Religious Ethics Chapter 10 The Postmodern Discourse on Gandhi: Modernity and Truth Chapter 11 The "Sanatani" Mahatma: Re-reading Gandhi Post-Hindutva Chapter 12 Gandhi's Conception of a New Society Chapter 13 The Anatomy of a Nonviolent Revolution: A Comparative Analysis
The collection is well organized, reasonably focused, and highly engaging. Without exception, the essays are well-written and thought-provoking. This book makes an important intellectual contribution. -- Sushil Mittal, Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, James Madison University This accessible book raises important questions about the relationship of Gandhian thought to the contemporary world. Its broad range will be of interest to people from varying backgrounds. -- Ian M. Harris, International Peace Research Association Foundation and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee The substance and structure of this volume make it different from other recent books on the subject... Each of the chapters is unique in approach and substance and contains multiple layers of thought... This thought-provoking book, full of nuanced understanding of Gandhi's thoughts, makes an excellent contribution to the relevance of Gandhi's philosophy for the twenty-first century... Overall, this outstanding collection will be valuable to Gandhian scholars, students, and activists. It will also make an excellent resource for classroom learning. Philosophy East and West
About Douglas Allen
Douglas Allen is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maine.