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Bilgrami Challenges Widely Held View of Basis of Gandhi's Philosophy on Non-violence

Philosophy's Akeel Bilgrami argues that Gandhi, who was assassinated on Jan. 30, 1948, believed the adoption of moral principles generated criticism of others and eventually led to violence. In contrast with Western understanding, Bilgrami argues that Gandhi believed exemplary actions, not principles, are at the root of his philosophy on non-violence.

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Shot: 12/20/01
Published: Jan 30, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004