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Gandhi and Liberalism: Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil (Hardback)
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Gandhi and Liberalism: Satyagraha and the Conquest of Evil (Hardback)

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Hardback 282 Pages / Published: 18/07/2017
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One of the main themes running through Gandhi's life and work was the battle against evil. This book offers a fascinating reconstruction of Gandhi and the doctrine of Ahimsa or non-violence. Gandhi's moral perfectionism is contrasted with other forms of perfectionism, but the book stresses that Gandhi also offered a doctrine of the second best. Following Gandhi, the author argues that outward violence with compassion is intrinsically not as good as non-violence with compassion, but it is a second best that is sometimes a necessary evil in an imperfect world. The book provides an illuminating analysis of coercion, non-co-operation, civil disobedience and necessary evil, comparing Gandhi's ideas with that of some of the leading western moral, legal and political philosophers. Further, some of his important ideas are shown to have relevance for the working of the Indian Constitution.

This book will be essential for scholars and researchers in moral, legal and political philosophy, Gandhi studies, political science and South Asian studies.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138286313
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 3175 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

`A very good book, very carefully thought out and explained, backed by lifetime's knowledge of India and contributions to political philosophy.'

Professor Sir Richard Sorabji, Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford, UK

`This unusual and exciting book makes a concerted attempt with clearly argued ideas to present both liberalism and Gandhi on issues such as civil disobedience and overcoming evil in society, and contributes to the present discussion in political theory by making some important corrections in the existing understanding of Gandhi.'

A. Raghuramaraju, Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad, India

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