Imagine that you have to explain and defend Gandhias philosophy of non-violence to a skeptic. What are some of the objections or reservations that a skeptic might voice and how do you think a Gandhian might approach those?
The paper consists in your writing an essay addressing any one of the three sets of questions below. The minimum recommended length for the paper is 6-8 pages. Your response will be assessed in good measure on how well you support your essay with your reading of the assigned material, and for overall organization and coherence. You may additionally support your response by relying on other pertinent readings, whether posted to the web site a d2L – for this class or from you own independent reading. Please use quotations judiciously; quote only as much as is necessary to support or illustrate your argument. Short quoted material should be followed by authoras name and page number, enclosed within parentheses. Extended quoted material, if necessary, should be indented as a separate paragraph. Please consult syllabus for format of essay. If desired, a substantively (not merely cosmetic changes a grammar, sentence structure, etc.) revised version of the mid-term, along with the first version, can be resubmitted two weeks prior to the end of the term.
2. Imagine that you have to explain and defend Gandhias philosophy of non-violence to a skeptic. What are some of the objections or reservations that a skeptic might voice and how do you think a Gandhian might approach those? Why did Gandhi reject the term apassive resistancea in favor of asatyagrahaa? Is areligiona or faith integral and necessary for the practice of ahimsa and satyagraha? Your ruminations should incorporate some reflections on some, if not all, of these qualities and dispositions a courage, truth, empathy, justice, reason, and human nature.