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Unconditional Equality: Gandhi's Religion of Resistance

Ajay Skaria

Abstract

Unconditional Equality explores Gandhi’s critique of liberal conceptions of freedom and equality, and his practice of another freedom and equality organized around religion. Liberal traditions affirm autonomy--the everyday sovereignty that rational beings exercise by giving themselves universal law, or law that any other rational being would freely and equally submit to (Kant). For Gandhi, autonomy is profoundly violent not only because it excludes those presumed to lack reason (such as animals or the colonized) but also because those included lose the power to love. Gandhi affirms instead a p ... More

Keywords: Gandhi, Equality, Religion, Gift, Conservatism, Satyagraha, non-violence, civil disobedience, Hinduism, liberalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780816698653
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816698653.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ajay Skaria, author
University of Minnesota