Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values, written by Richard Sorabji

Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values, written by Richard Sorabji Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012), $37.72.Richard Sorabji’s Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values is impressive in its restraint, objectivity, and balance of research with reasoning. Divided into 11 chapters (excluding Introduction), this nuanced, readable book offers a worthy alternative to our impassioned politics of power and pity—namely, Gandhi’s numinous politics. Although historical, Sorabji’s method is also philosophical and theological. Using his comparison to shed light on Gandhi, the Stoics, and the ideas themselves (1-2), he also uses each to improve the other (4). Academically unique, because “few have noticed the much more indirect relation [of Gandhi] to the Stoics” (1), such comparative works heal post-colonial fissures with their lofty cosmopolitanism—redeeming the trite globalisms that distract us from true universals. The relationship between Gandhi and the Stoics being indirect (1, 3-4), their similarities indicate uninfluenced world historical parallelisms, even if tempered by their differences.Sorabji sees Gandhi as a spiritual-moral leader—only then, a politician (50, 53, 196). In between, Gandhi also plays a philosophical role in eight ways (196-9) that include—subjecting his views to relentless published criticisms (1, 196, 198, 201), encountering the public not only to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of the Platonic Tradition Brill

Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values, written by Richard Sorabji

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1872-5082
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1872-5473
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10.1163/18725473-12341370
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Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2012), $37.72.Richard Sorabji’s Gandhi and the Stoics, Modern Experiments on Ancient Values is impressive in its restraint, objectivity, and balance of research with reasoning. Divided into 11 chapters (excluding Introduction), this nuanced, readable book offers a worthy alternative to our impassioned politics of power and pity—namely, Gandhi’s numinous politics. Although historical, Sorabji’s method is also philosophical and theological. Using his comparison to shed light on Gandhi, the Stoics, and the ideas themselves (1-2), he also uses each to improve the other (4). Academically unique, because “few have noticed the much more indirect relation [of Gandhi] to the Stoics” (1), such comparative works heal post-colonial fissures with their lofty cosmopolitanism—redeeming the trite globalisms that distract us from true universals. The relationship between Gandhi and the Stoics being indirect (1, 3-4), their similarities indicate uninfluenced world historical parallelisms, even if tempered by their differences.Sorabji sees Gandhi as a spiritual-moral leader—only then, a politician (50, 53, 196). In between, Gandhi also plays a philosophical role in eight ways (196-9) that include—subjecting his views to relentless published criticisms (1, 196, 198, 201), encountering the public not only to

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International Journal of the Platonic TraditionBrill

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