Item Code: IDE008
by R.K. GuptaHardcover (Edition: 1995)
Indian Council of Philosophical Research
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This book presents a collection of essays. Among other things: (1) it tries to determine the nature of a social action and that of violent and non-violent actions; (2) it examines the claim of satyagraha as a non-violent method of action; (3) it deals with various violent and non-violent actions; and (4) it argues in favour of there being animal rights, and brings to light the view of Gandhi about the place of animals in his scheme of sarvodaya which is in keeping with what has been said here about animal rights.
About the Author:
R. K. Gupta (b. 1930) taught Philosophy at St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi for more than three decades. After taking his master's degree from the same college, he obtained his doctorate from the University of Bonn. He was a Fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the University of Mainz. His publications include: Studien zur Ethik, Towards Purity of Morals and Exercises in Conceptual Understanding. He has published a large number of articles in learned journals in India and abroad. He has also translated Martin Heidegger's Was ist Metaphysik? Into English. At present he is a Fellow of Indian Council of Philosophical Research.
|2.||Is Satyagraha a Non-Violent Method of Action?||27|
|3.||An Inquiry Concerning Discussion as a Non-Violent Method of Action||37|
|4.||Coming to Terms with Controversies||65|
|5.||Satyagraha: A Short Note||87|
|6.||Defining Violent and Non-Violent Acts||91|
|7.||Some Ways of Being Violent and Non-Violent||98|
|8.||Defining Violent and Non-Violent Acts:|
|10.||Sarvodaya and Animals||118|
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