Mohan, Shaj

Gandhi and philosophy: on theological anti-politics - London Bloomsbury Academic 2019 - ix, 272 p. Includes bibliographical references and index


1. Hypophysics
2. Scalology
3. The Faculties 1: Body
4. The Faculties 2: Mind and Soul
5. Dynamics: Active and Passive
6. The Law of the Maker
7. Truth and Will
8. Violence and Resistance
9. Critical Nation
10. Conclusion


Gandhi and Philosophy presents a breakthrough in philosophy by foregrounding modern and scientific elements in Gandhi's thought, animating the dazzling materialist concepts in his writings and opening philosophy to the new frontier of nihilism.

This scintillating work breaks with the history of Gandhi scholarship, removing him from the postcolonial and Hindu-nationalist axis and disclosing him to be the enemy that the philosopher dreads and needs. Naming the congealing systematicity of Gandhi's thoughts with the Kantian term hypophysics, Mohan and Dwivedi develop his ideas through a process of reason that awakens the possibilities of concepts beyond the territorial determination of philosophical traditions. The creation of the new method of criticalisation - the augmentation of critique - brings Gandhi's system to its exterior and release. It shows the points of intersection and infiltration between Gandhian concepts and such issues as will, truth, violence, law, anarchy, value, politics and metaphysics and compels us to imagine Gandhi's thought anew.


Gandhi, Mahatma, 1869-1948 - Philosophy
Philosophy, Comparative
Eastern philosophy

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