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PHIL 4453 Gandhi, Satyagraha, and Society (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Well known as a freedom fighter for India's independence, Gandhi's deep concern regarding the impact of industrialization and injustice on the social fabric is not as well known. His analysis of the effects of technological civilization on society was not provincial (limited to what is sometimes called the third world) but universal. We will examine Gandhian thought through his own writings, explicate their relevance to the contemporary society, and examine selections from classical and contemporary literature on the philosophy and ethics, which will help us understand Gandhi's integrated vision of the citizen as a reflective and active individual.


Instructor(s): Pramod B. Thaker

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 05-Mar-14