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Description - The Philosophy of Gandhi by Glyn Richards

This work seeks to give a coherent account of Gandhi's basic ideas. The book begins with an analysis of his central concept of "truth", and proceeds to show how a "prima facie" abstract concept so determines his way of life that it becomes the raison d'etre of his existence. It attempts to indicate the interrelatedness of the concepts of "truth", ahimsa, satyagraha and sarvodaya in Gandhi's thought and examines the moral, social, economic and political consequences of these concepts. Brief comparisons with the ideas of such thinkers as Paul Tillich and E.F. Schumacher are introduced both to clarify the topics under discussion and to show that some of Gandhi's ideas are reflected in Western writers. The underlying theme of the book is that certain fundamental metaphysical beliefs acquired within the Hindu way of life inform Gandhi's teaching and determine the spirit in which he lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780700702282
ISBN-10: 0700702288
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 178
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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