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Gandhi after 9/11: Creative Nonviolence and Sustainability

Douglas Allen


The author sees Gandhi, in his writings and his life, as offering the most profound and influential theory, philosophy, and engaged practices of ahimsa. Embracing Gandhi’s insightful critiques of modernity, the book sees his approach as a creative and challenging catalyst to rethink our positions today. As expressed in the book’s title, we live in a post-9/11 world that is defined by widespread physical, psychological, economic, political, cultural, religious, technological, and environmental violence and that is increasingly unsustainable. The author’s central claim is Gandhi’s writings, phil ... More

Keywords: Gandhi, 9/11, nonviolence, violence, sustainability, truth, ethics, spiritual living, technology, globalization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199491490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199491490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Allen, author
Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Maine