Ethics for Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Paperback | August 4, 2014

byM. V. Nadkarni

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Published earlier in 2011, this book now appears in its second updated and enlarged edition. Mahatma Gandhi holds an eminent position in the history of ethics and its application to contemporary concerns. This book brings together in one harmonious whole three systems of thoughts on ethics - Indian, Western and Gandhian. It shows how Gandhi, drawing from the other two traditions, made acreative contribution of his own in making ethics richer and more relevant than ever before.Nadkarni explores both the theoretical as well as applied ethical issues. In the context of modern ethical enquiries on religion, social justice, eqity, harmony between faiths, humanism and environmental concerns, he analyses in detail contemporary delimma posed by economic growth, business ethics,gender justice, and specific policy issues like preferential treatment of socially disadvantaged groups, capital punishment, and abortion. Nadkarni stresses the need for a holistic approach to resolve moral questions in everyday life. Written in a lucid style with an Indian ethos, the book nevertheless has a universal appeal.

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Published earlier in 2011, this book now appears in its second updated and enlarged edition. Mahatma Gandhi holds an eminent position in the history of ethics and its application to contemporary concerns. This book brings together in one harmonious whole three systems of thoughts on ethics - Indian, Western and Gandhian. It shows how G...

M.V. Nadkarni is Honorary Visiting Professor at the Institue for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. He is also former Vice Chancellor, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, and former ICSSR National Fellow.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:August 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199450536

ISBN - 13:9780199450534

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V.M. Rao: ForewordPreface to the Second EditionPrefaceList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPART I. ETHICS FOR A GLOBALIZING WORLD1. Gandhian Perspective: Essence and Applications2. Religion for Modern Times: Ethics-centred Gandhian Way3. Ethics and Development4. Ethics, Environment, and Culture: The Paradox of IndiaPart II. ETHICS: SOME PHILOSOPHICAL ASPECTS5. Interrogating the Idea of Justice6. Appearance and Reality7. Holistic Approach to Knowledge: Contribution of the Bhagavadgita and its Relevance to Social Science Research and EthicsPART III. ETHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF HINDUISM8. Humanism in Hinduism9. Ethics in HinduismPART IV. SOME CONTEMPORARY CONCERNS10. Ethics in Business11. Gender JusticeBibliographyName IndexSubject IndexAbout the Author