Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics

Gandhi and Philosophy: On Theological Anti-Politics


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Gandhi and Philosophy presents a breakthrough in philosophy by foregrounding modern and scientific elements in Gandhi's thought, animating the dazzling materialist concepts in his writings and opening philosophy to the new frontier of nihilism.

This scintillating work breaks with the history of Gandhi scholarship, removing him from the postcolonial and Hindu-nationalist axis and disclosing him to be the enemy that the philosopher dreads and needs. Naming the congealing systematicity of Gandhi's thoughts with the Kantian term hypophysics, Mohan and Dwivedi develop his ideas through a process of reason that awakens the possibilities of concepts beyond the territorial determination of philosophical traditions. The creation of the new method of criticalisation - the augmentation of critique - brings Gandhi's system to its exterior and release. It shows the points of intersection and infiltration between Gandhian concepts and such issues as will, truth, violence, law, anarchy, value, politics and metaphysics and compels us to imagine Gandhi's thought anew.

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ISBN-13: 9781474221719
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/13/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 991,037
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Shaj Mohan is a philosopher based in the subcontinent.

Divya Dwivedi is a philosopher based in the subcontinent. She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.

Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Hypophysics
3. Scala Naturae
4. Body, Mind and Soul
5. Action and Passion
6. The Law
7. Truth and Will
8. Resistance and Violence
9. The Sense of Experiments
10. Gandhi's Ethnology
11. Critical Nation
12. Science of Kama

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