The Bhagavadgītā, Sen, and Anderson

@article{Fritzman2015TheBS,
  title={The Bhagavadgītā, Sen, and Anderson},
  author={J. M. Fritzman},
  journal={Asian Philosophy},
  year={2015},
  volume={25},
  pages={319 - 338}
}
Joshua Anderson argues that Amartya Sen’s reading of the Bhagavadgītā is not accurate and so it cannot serve as an example of Sen’s comprehensive consequentialism. This article presents Sen’s reading of the Bhagavadgītā and Anderson’s criticisms of Sen’s readings. It discusses three types of readers: history readers, activist readers, and interventionist readers. It gives an interventionist reading of the Bhagavadgītā, supplementing Arjuna’s reasons and contesting those of Kṛṣṇa. It shows that… Expand
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