Gandhi in Political Theory: Truth, Law and Experiment by Anuradha Veeravalli

By Anuradha Veeravalli

Can Gandhi be thought of a scientific philosopher? whereas the importance of Gandhi’s concept and existence to our instances is indisputable it truly 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 existence and concept the presuppositions of Gandhi’s experiments, the systematic nature of his intervention in glossy political idea and his approach haven't formerly acquired sustained attention.

Addressing this lacuna, the ebook contends that Gandhi’s critique of contemporary civilization, the presuppositions of post-Enlightenment political concept and their epistemological and metaphysical foundations is either finished and systematic. Gandhi’s experiments with fact within the political area throughout the Indian Independence move are studied from the viewpoint of his wakeful engagement with strategy and conception instead of simply as a private creed, religious place or ethical commitment.

The writer exhibits how Gandhi’s experiments are illustrative of his theoretical place, and the way they shape the foundation of his competition to the rules of contemporary western political thought and the presuppositions of the fashionable kingdom kingdom along with envisioning the rules of another modernity for India, and by way of its instance, for the world.

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