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Gandhi and the Stoics Modern Experiments on Ancient Values

ISBN-10: 0226768821

ISBN-13: 9780226768823

Edition: 2012

Authors: Richard Sorabji

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List price: $41.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

Richard Sorabjiis honorary fellow of Wolfson College at Oxford University and fellow and emeritus professor at King's College London. He is the editor of over one hundred books and author of fifteen books.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
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
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Index