David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Asian Philosophy 18 (2):185 – 195 (2008)
Like the dominant moral philosophers in the Western tradition, Mahatma Gandhi reaches moral conclusions that emphasize universality, impartiality, and detachment. This is in apparent contrast to feminist philosophers who have put forth a scheme for reaching moral conclusions that gives centrality to feeling, experience, and interdependence. In the following, I show that Gandhi shares significant agreement with feminists in spite of the kinds of moral conclusions he reaches. The crucial difference between Gandhi and the feminist critics lies in how the distinctiveness of the other is understood. For Gandhi, I show, that the distinctiveness of others which evokes our affection is significant only in so far as it is a starting point that aides us in reaching the highest form of moral concern—a kind of agape (unselfish love for all)
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Douglas Allen (2007). Mahatma Gandhi on Violence and Peace Education. Philosophy East and West 57 (3):290-310.
Nicholas F. Gier (2001). Confucius, Gandhi and the Aesthetics of Virtue. Asian Philosophy 11 (1):41 – 54.
Bart Gruzalski (2002). Gandhi's Contributions to Environmental Thought and Action. Environmental Ethics 24 (3):227-242.
Hope K. Fitz, Ahimsa and its Role in Overcoming the 'Ego': From Ancient Indic Traditions to the Thought and Practice of Mahatma Gandhi.
Vinit Haksar (2012). Violence in a Spirit of Love: Gandhi and the Limits of Non-Violence. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 15 (3):303-324.
Gandhi (1951). A Day Book of Thoughts From Mahatma Gandhi. Calcutta, Macmillan.
Raghuramaraju (ed.) (2006). Debating Gandhi. OUP India.
Raghavan Narasimhan Iyer (2000/2004). The Moral and Political Thought of Mahatma Gandhi. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads16 ( #154,465 of 1,699,820 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,699,820 )
How can I increase my downloads?