Gandhi’s Synthesis of Liberal and Communitarian Values: Its Basis and Insights

@article{Lal2016GandhisSO,
  title={Gandhi’s Synthesis of Liberal and Communitarian Values: Its Basis and Insights},
  author={Sanjay Lal},
  journal={Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={181-195}
}
  • Sanjay Lal
  • Published 25 March 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research
It is well known that notions of individual sovereignty, universal rights, and the duty to follow one’s own conscience are central to the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The importance Gandhi places on community, tradition, and fulfilling duties particular to one’s place in life is no less noticeable in his writings. That such is the case may indicate an uneasy tension among different elements in Gandhian thought (especially from the perspective of the Western political philosophical tradition… Expand
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