Bard College Berlin News
Ewa Atanassow is one of five scholars chosen to attend OSUN workshop on Uday Mehta’s upcoming book on Ghandi
From the blurb: Mehta’s forthcoming book examines the political thinking of Mahatma Gandhi, unearthing a non-liberal politics that rejects both imperialism and nationalism. If liberalism seeks freedom by elevating a state to discipline obedient citizens, Gandhi's political theory explicitly links politics to spiritualism and self-realization. Thus Gandhi is opposed to the power of the state as a mediating institution. He thinks in civilizational terms based in family and religion. And he values individual courage because it allows freedom and maturity. Mehta finds in Gandhi a political theory fundamentally at odds with the liberal-nation-state project.
Different Vision: Gandhi’s Critique of Political Rationality will be the topic of the 2022 Yehuda Elkana Fellowship text seminar. Professor Mehta and a number of world authorities on Gandhi and political thinking will be on hand to lead the discussion.
The workshop is supported by OSUN’s Hannah Arendt Humanities Network (HAHN).
For more information on the OSUN workshop >>
Post Date: 06-10-2022