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Ethics and Development*

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/9780198073864.003.0004
Ethics and Development*

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This chapter examines the relevance of Gandhian thought to the connection between ethics and economic development. It discusses how development as a goal can be meaningful and satisfying only when it has significant ethical or humanist content. It shows that the integration between ethics and development promotes a reciprocal or mutually reinforcing impact and argues that the means of development should be ethical or morally acceptable. This chapter also discusses an interpretation of Gandhi which held that he believed the tendency of development to be towards non-violence and he emphasized moral development and character building.

Keywords: Gandhian thought; ethics; economic development; non-violence; moral development; character building

Chapter.  9471 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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