Gandhi's Philosophy of Action

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  • Author :Prem Anand Mishra
  • Year of Publication :2020
  • ISBN: :9789388937511
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 182
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Gandhian Studies, Political Science

About the Book :

What are the elements that really constitute an action in Gandhi's worldview? What is the basis and nature of his action? How his views on action are related to his metaphysics, theory of knowledge, and ethics? From where does he get inspiration for his views on the action? As action relates the individual to others, how does Gandhi see the relation between the self and other? Is there any action or actions needed for oneself before engaging with others? As Gandhi tends to adhere to the Hindu philosophical tradition and of which the law of karma is an integral part, then, how does Gandhi get influenced by and reflect on the law of karma?
This book essentially deals with these questions. It attempts to explore and construct Gandhi's philosophy of action through a discursive journey of his writings. It argues that Gandhi's philosophy of action is the outcome of his unified metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. It marks out that his philosophy of action comprises three essential inseparable components—universal love, responsibility, and detachment.

About Author :

Prem Anand Mishra teaches at Faculty of Gandhian Studies, Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad. He is the author of Hind Swaraj: A Deconstructive Reading (2012), Peace Research: Issues and Application (2015), Gandhian Humanism in the Twenty first Century (2015), Position: Gandhi's Intervention in Contemporary Discourse (2017), and Co-author of Debating Nationalism (2018). He has also contributed to the renowned Journal Gandhi Marg, Journal of Gandhian Studies and The Indian Journal of Political Science.