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    The Self and the Other: Liberalism and Gandhi.Bindu Puri - 2011 - Philosophia 39 (4):673-698.
    This paper makes an attempt to philosophically re-construct what I have termed as a fundamental paradox at the heart of deontological liberalism. It is argued that liberalism attempts to create the possibilities of rational consensus and of bringing people together socially and politically by developing methodologies which overcome the divisive nature of essentially parochial substantive conceptions of the good. Such methodologies relying on the supposed universally valid dictates of reason and notions of procedural rationality proceed by disengaging men from the (...)
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    Finding Reasons for Being Reasonable: Interrogating Rawls.Bindu Puri - 2015 - Sophia 54 (2):117-141.
    This essay discusses Rawls distinction between the reasonable and the rational in the context of the liberal effort to establish the priority of the right over the good. It argues that inarticulacy about the good makes it difficult for Rawls to find arguments in support of a minimal conception of the reasonable overlapping consensus. The essay examines Rawls’ arguments in support of the distinction between the rational and the reasonable. The paper suggests that in terms of these arguments, the term (...)
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    The Philosophy Behind Gandhi’s Practise.Bindu Puri - 2015 - Sophia 54 (3):385-390.
    This review discussion examines two recent works on Gandhi, Richard Sorabji’s Gandhi and the Stoics: Modern Experiments on Ancient Values, and Ram Guha’s Gandhi Before India. The review makes the point that we can see Gandhi’s unusual philosophical method at work if the two books are read together. Sorabji has argued that it is essential to understand Gandhi’s philosophy before we can assess the consistency between what he thought, believed and did. Guha has recorded events in Gandhi’s early years that (...)
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    Freedom and the Dynamics of the Self and the 'Other'; Re-Constructing the Debate Between Tagore and Gandhi.Bindu Puri - 2013 - Sophia 52 (2):335-357.
    Tagore and Gandhi shared a relationship across 26 years. They argued about many things including the means for the attainment of swaraj/freedom. In terms of this central concern with the nature of freedom they came fairly close to an issue that has perhaps dominated the (European) Enlightenment. For the Enlightenment has sought to clarify what is meant by individual freedom and attempted to secure such freedom to the individual. This article argues that the Tagore-Gandhi debate can perhaps be reconstructed around (...)
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    Zarathustra, Phronesis, and an Alternative Understanding of Human Rights.Bindu Puri - 2005 - New Nietzsche Studies 6 (3/4/1/2):23-34.
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    Zarathustra, Phronesis, and an Alternative Understanding of Human Rights.Bindu Puri - 2005 - New Nietzsche Studies 6 (3/4/1/2):23-34.
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    Gandhi and Tagore on the Idea of the Surplus, Creativity and Freedom: In Conversation with Richard Sorabji.Bindu Puri - 2016 - Sophia 55 (4):563-572.
    This paper is in conversation with Richard Sorabji’s reading of the Gandhi Tagore debate. On Sorabji’s account freedom was an important issue in that debate as Gandhi was unable to appreciate Tagore’s emphasis on individual freedom as creativity. While I agree that freedom was an important issue, I argue that Gandhi understood and employed the resources made available by individual creativity. The differences arose because Gandhi thought of freedom as creativity primarily in moral rather than aesthetic terms.
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  8. Absolute Equality and Absolute Difference: Gandhi on the Plurality of Religions.Bindu Puri - forthcoming - Philosophia:1-16.
    This paper will consider the ideas of absolute equality and absolute difference that are part of Gandhi’s vision on the plurality of religions. It will fall into three sections. The first section is entitled “Thinking samadarshana through samabhava-Gandhi on “equimindedness” and religious ‘others’”. It will seek to bring out the central ideas in Gandhi’s thoughts on the plurality of religions. In this context the paper will briefly examine the difference between Gandhi’s arguments for absolute equality and the liberal position on (...)
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  9. Hinduism - A Legacy in Dispute - Savarkar and Gandhi.Bindu Puri - 2003 - Indian Philosophical Quarterly 30 (2):271.
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  10. Reason, Morality, and Beauty: Essays on the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant.Bindu Puri & Heiko Sievers (eds.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press India.
    This collection of essays by eminent scholars on the reconstruction and critique of Kant's transcendental philosophy in the Indian context specifically discusses moral philosophy, philosophical psychology, religion, and aesthetics.
     
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  11. Terror, Peace, and Universalism: Essays on the Philosophy of Immanuel Kant.Bindu Puri, Heiko Sievers & S. C. Daniel (eds.) - 2006 - Oxford University Press.
    This collection of essays by eminent scholars on the reconstruction and critique of Kant's transcendental philosophy in the Indian context specifically discusses his ideas on perpetual peace, universal history, and critical philosophy.
     
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