Gandhi in Political Theory: Truth, Law and Experiment

Gandhi in Political Theory: Truth, Law and Experiment

Anuradha Veeravalli


Can Gandhi be thought of a scientific philosopher? whereas the importance of Gandhi’s proposal and lifestyles to our instances is indisputable it really is commonly assumed that he didn't serve any self-discipline and can't be thought of a scientific philosopher. regardless of an overpowering physique of scholarship and literature on his lifestyles and inspiration the presuppositions of Gandhi’s experiments, the systematic nature of his intervention in smooth political thought and his procedure haven't formerly obtained sustained consciousness. Addressing this lacuna, the booklet contends that Gandhi’s critique of recent civilization, the presuppositions of post-Enlightenment political idea and their epistemological and metaphysical foundations is either accomplished and systematic. Gandhi’s experiments with fact within the political area in the course of the Indian Independence move are studied from the viewpoint of his unsleeping engagement with technique and concept instead of purely as a private creed, non secular place or ethical dedication. the writer indicates how Gandhi’s experiments are illustrative of his theoretical place, and the way they shape the foundation of his competition to the principles of contemporary western political concept and the presuppositions of the fashionable country country along with envisioning the rules of an alternate modernity for India, and by way of its instance, for the realm.

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