Chapter

Introduction

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198073864
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199082162 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0001
Introduction

Show Summary Details

Preview

The introduction discusses the theme of this volume which is about ethics and Gandhian thought. The book is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the application of Gandhian thought for resolving problems in the globalizing world, the second analyzes some philosophical aspects of ethics and the final part discusses the ethical foundations of Hinduism. This volume discusses the concept of ethics and what is ethical and highlights the importance of reconciling liberty and equality. It also argues that ethics is not meant for individuals acting in isolation and explains the so-called relativism in ethics.

Keywords: ethics; Gandhian thought; globalizing world; philosophical aspects; ethical foundations; Hinduism; liberty; equality; relativism in ethics

Chapter.  13696 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.