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MGP- 002 Philosophy of Gandhi

IGNOU via Swayam

Overview

The aim of this course is to facilitate students to participate creatively in all aspects of peace studies, peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies. Understanding Gandhian approach to peace from the interdisciplinary perspective and comprehend Gandhi’s views and perceptions on economic, social, political, environmental, and development, related issues. To provide opportunities to the learners for higher studies in the area of theoretical and applied Gandhian Studies, Peace, Conflict Management, and Social Regeneration.Course Credit - 4

Syllabus

BLOCK-I - SOURCES OF GANDHIAN PHILOSOPHYUnit -1 - Indic Religions: Hinduism, Jainism and BuddhismUnit-2 - Semitic Religions: Judaism, Christianity and IslamUnit-3 - Western Philosophy: Greek Tradition, Ruskin, Tolstoy and Thoreau)Unit-4 - Eastern Philosophy (Vedanta, Bhakti Movement – Kabir, Tulsidas, Vaishnavism, Anasakti Yoga)
BLOCK-II - GANDHI’S WORLDVIEW
Unit-5 - Gandhi’s Views on Human NatureUnit-6 - Gandhi’s Views on TruthUnit-7 - Gandhi’s Views on Non-ViolenceUnit-8 - Gandhi’s Views on Religion
BLOCK-III - GANDHI ON CIVILISATION
Unit-9 - Gandhi’s Critique of Modern CivilisationUnit-10 - Critical Understanding of Indian CivilisationUnit-11 - Towards a New CivilisationUnit-12 - Sarvodaya
BLOCK-IV - GANDHIAN WAYS AND MEANS
Unit-13 - DutiesUnit-14 - SwarajUnit-15 - SwadeshiUnit-16 - Satyagraha

Taught by

Prof. D. Gopal

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