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Gandhi and the Stoics : modern experiments on ancient values

Author: Richard Sorabji
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Named Person: Gandhi, Mahatma; Gandhi, Mahatma; Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Sorabji
ISBN: 9780226768823 0226768821
OCLC Number: 781278981
Description: xiv, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Gandhi's use of Platonic, Christian, and Stoic values : reinterpretation, experimentation, and mere convergence --
Emotional detachment : how to square it with love of family and all humans in the Stoics and Gandhi --
Emotional detachment : how to square it with politics in the Stoics and Gandhi --
Gandhi's individual freedom, and Isaiah Berlin on Zeno's "sour grapes" --
Nonviolence as universal love : origins and Gandhi's supplements to Tolstoy : dilemmas, successes, and failures --
From universal love to human rights? --
Persona and svadharma : is duty universalizable or unique to the individual? --
Hesitations about general rules in morality --
Moral conscience --
Restrictions on private property in Gandhi, Christianity, Plato, and the Stoics --
Isaiah Berlin's Stoic revolution : depoliticization --
Gandhi's philosophical credentials, his lapses, and his distance from other philosophers.
Other Titles: Gandhi & the Stoics
Responsibility: Richard Sorabji.

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